Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Little Girls Tea Club

Anna Ruth recently received this invitation:

She is so excited about her new tea club!  She loves to dress up, and she got to pick out a special tea cup and saucer that I had been given from my grandmother to take with her.  Her tea cup was the most admired one there.  The girls learned about good manners (sitting the correct way in your chair, saying "Yes, please" or "No, thank you" when asked if you would like something, keeping elbows off the table, chewing with your mouth closed, putting your napkin in your lap, asking nicely for something to be passed to you, etc.), and they listened to a story about a girl who has a tea party and learns some Christian character qualities.  After the eating and drinking, they played dress up.  Anna Ruth had such a great time, she keeps asking me when the next tea club will be.  A month is a long time to wait when you're 4! 

Look at all that cute and pretty food!

Anna Ruth enjoying her strawberry cream cheese sandwich

All the pretty little girls

Monday, September 13, 2010

Old project

This is an old project that has been completed for a couple months, but I never got the chance to post a picture of the finished product since I was not keeping up with blogging at that point.  I smocked this dress for Anna Ruth.  Her favorite color is purple, so she loves this dress.  This was my third smocking project, and the most challenging one so far.  The small little roses were hard for me to get the hang of.  The funny thing is, the ones on the back look the best since they were the final ones I completed, but they just get covered up by her hair when she wears the dress!  Oh well.  Now I am trying to figure out a pattern for a maroon dress for Anna Ruth for the fall that will match a maroon outfit for James.  I was thinking of something like fall leaves on her dress and rakes on his outfit or something like that.  Any bright ideas?