August 31, 2013

In Wonderland with Alice

There is a beautiful forest down the hill from our place - magical, just like Wonderland. 
In it there is a little old road where the trees arch up on either side and meet at the top, creating a perfect little paradise. I have always dreamed of what I could do down there, how I could somehow capture the beauty of the place or use it to magnify other beauty.

When a friend asked me to make an Alice costume for her daughter's Mad Hatter's Tea Party, I was, naturally, delighted. The fabric was bought and for the next few days I sat happily at my desk, creating the Alice in Wonderland costume of my dreams.

When it was finally finished, my Mum and I along with my blonde-haired tom-boy of a sister who objected profusely to being the model, drove down to the little forest and had ourselves a jolly wonderful, happy time carrying out our first proper photo shoot. 
Not really, actually. The four little spectators cried and Alice herself was not in the happiest or most cooperative of moods. We felt as mad as hatters and wondered what in wonderland we were doing, but in the end we came home with some lovely photos and felt very happy indeed and look forward to visiting Wonderland again.

August 20, 2013

it Rained Purple

This morning it rained purple. 
So I dressed my little model in her new dress and headband and tied a ribbon around a bunch of flowers, and off we went for a little photo shoot.
It was fun. And cute. And I think I'll have to do it again one day soon, before the flowers are gone.

Dress - made by me
Headband - made by a friend
Flowers - made by God

June 23, 2013

Meadowsweet Quilt

The Meadowsweet Quilt.... made with much love for a very dear pen-pal who I had the pleasure of meeting properly last week.
I had immense fun making this quilt... the bright colours are happy and refreshing while the pattern is simple yet effective.
I think I might even make another one, one day! 

...Kate loved the quilt, which is always a bonus. :)
Kate and her family live on a beautiful farm which we had the pleasure of visiting several weeks ago on our way home from the 'Building a God-Centered Family' conference. 
We milked cows, fed lambs, rode motorbikes and had fellowship with wonderful people.... it was a jolly good time and I can't wait to do it again! :) 
More photos coming here soon!