Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What's Happening : :

New owl ~ For this one I used a little of the Jeanne Morrison Fireworks fabric, that I also used here, for her wings and a little Heather Bailey for the belly. I did a neat new embroidery technique around her face. She's a chubby little gal and we like her.
New friends : :
New silliness : : This is something new that Haila is doing...
She writes pages of these little squiggles, as carefully and thoughtfully as she can. Stopping to think, every so often, before continuing on. Then, she hands it over to have me read her "story." I, of course, quickly make something up and ramble on about it until she says, "that's not what it says!" And then she takes it from me, reads what it actually says (which is usually pretty similar to what I have guessed it says). Ahem.
And, then continues writing and so on and so forth...
Now, how cute is that!

19 comments:

  1. Hi - found you on Etsy forums!
    Very cute owls -- and I know what you mean about the story. My granddaughter (4) isn't quite into the "writing" stage, but does the same thing with made-up stories!

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  2. Thanks for visiting me here! I saw your comment about selling my owls on my etsy - I usually post pictures on my facebook first and they get snatched up right away from either the stores that I work with or my followers on my group page. One of these days I'll have a full shop, but probably not until "my little story teller" gets a wee bit bigger. Thanks again! M

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  3. Ah- My kids used to do that too! I think it's a pre-writing/reading type of thing. Develops the fine motor coordination, right? :)

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  4. I found you too on the etsy forums love your owl and very cute story

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  5. Cute owl. Wow, it actually kind of looks like she is writing real letters. How old is she?

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  6. i just love how many different mediums those owls combine, very interesting with all those textures and embellishments!

    haha, and a very cute story about the squiggles!

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  7. Love the colors on the owls and wings!! So glad you have added them. Haila is hilarious and what a brave Mommy to give her a Sharpie. Knowing my luck Avrey would draw a mustache on Sophie...:)

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  8. Thanks everyone!

    Kate - I know, my owls are a good way to tell what I am learning these days. They are my "guinea- pigs" for experimenting with new techniques. That is why they are always so different from the next.

    Haila is 3, she'll be 3-1/2 in June ~so it's pretty interesting to me that she is already doing these type of things. It's so adorable and very entertaining.
    : )

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  9. Cynthia - she's knows the black sharpie is her Mommy's most favorite medium! I love it - but YES, it's always risky!

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  10. I love the new owls, they are great!
    But I love Haila more! She's the coolest and so smart!
    I wish I could be home to celebrate Easter with you guys and hear one of Haila's stories, miss you all so much!

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  11. That's really cute! My younger brother used to write "stories" by scribbling on page after page of yellow legal pad paper, then he'd read the stories out loud. They were pretty funny.

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  12. oh! I thought that was another language! I was gonna say "what country are u from?" lol. such neat scribbles! ^_^

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  13. I LOVE your owls!! I have a girlfriend who absolutely is obsessed with owls. She would totally love one of those!

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  14. Crafty Lady ~ Thank you! You can send my blog info on to your friend and have her email me, if she's interested.

    The best place to view my work is here:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=63078428782
    and she can send me a message through there, as well. Thanks again!

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  15. Love the owls!!!! And the "story" written by this young lady.

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  16. Ahhhh, I love it! I still remember writing in my little sprial bound notebook while I was in church when I was about 3. I did it every Sunday for the longest time. I had no idea how to write letters but it made me feel so important to have a real book. My mom saved it and gave it to me a few years ago.

    BTW, I love your creations. I totally made Luke look at half of them with me. :P

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