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Archive for November, 2011

over by the sea

The lovely Jenn Furber has kindly featured me on her blog, Baby by the Sea. She’s a writer and poet and mama of three and lives surrounded by the sea in the beautiful San Juan Islands. I love her vibrant photos and strong prose and I especially love that she writes with authenticity about the beauty and guts of parenting. She’s honest. And that’s always so amazingly refreshing. I hope you’ll pop over for a visit and maybe, like me, you’ll become an avid reader of Baby by the Sea. In any event, she’s giving away some of my note cards and Alphabet Lunchbox Notes. Enter by Monday for a chance to win. Yeehaw!

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{this moment}

…taking inspiration from SouleMama in celebrating {this moment}.    There are no words to this Friday ritual.  Just a sweet and simple moment from the week to remember, cherish and absorb just a little bit longer.

 

 

And just a little gift from me to you over at Etsy:


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 There are only so many years that you can get away with dressing your babe up like a tree elf.  Like maybe two.  So I thought it prudent to seize the opportunity now.I wasn’t exactly sure how the tree elf was going to materialize, I just knew that felt would be a sure ticket to get there.  Felt is my friend.  It transforms beautifully with a pair of scissors and stays that way.  I sketched out some ideas first.  I wanted ease in assembly.  And I wanted cute.  Cute was essential.

I decided on a few different pieces instead of one big suit.  The ease part, you know.  A vest, a pair of wrist cuffs, a pair of ankle cuffs and a hat.

I quickly discovered that everything looks magnificent when adorned with felt oak leaves.  I “veined” many of the leaves with stitching for some nice detail.And the cute factor?  Well Soren pretty much took care of that one…





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Have you heard of ghosting?  If you live in a neighborhood then maybe you have been exposed to this exuberant little week-before-Halloween ritual.  It’s sort of Halloween meets Pay-it-Forward meets Ding Dong Ditch.

You put some goodies in a bag with a little note alerting the recipient to the fact that they’ve been ghosted.  Then you wait for dark and stealthily make your way to their doorstep where the goodies are carefully placed before you ring the doorbell and run for it!

Eli adores this yearly activity as it really satisfies the secret agent in him, so he was delighted when we got our chance to ghost-it-forward.Obviously it’s hard for me to pass up an opportunity to surprise people with something cute on their doorstep, so I made up some special tags and some ghost straws.  Ghosting is supposed to be this secret hush-hush kind of thing.  Everyone in the neighborhood winds up getting ghosted by someone, but no one knows who ghosted who.  At least that’s how it’s supposed to go.  After our evening of ghosting espionage, we were greeted at the bus stop by cries of, “Eli ghosted us last night!”  We were that obvious?  Eli’s friend Sarah looked at me, Well duh….

“Heather,” she said.  “We know your work.”

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