Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Freya's Dollhouse

July 28, 2011

Freya's Dollhouse

I'm having a very busy summer doing nothing.
My poor blog is neglected and it nags at me a lot.

Yesterday I sewed up some super easy drapes for the basement windows.
Until yesterday there had been a piece of cloth tacked across the three basement windows. (For thirteen years).
I need to do a tutorial to make these drapes. They are silly easy.

I'm enjoying knitting.
Knitting is a good summer craft.
I nearly have one leg warmer finished for my sister.

And I've started my first sweater project.

I have to keep detailed notes and instruction translations.
I think I need to make a couple copies of these notes because I've lost them thrice already.

This is the dollhouse my dad made for Freya.

Shingled roof!

Popsicles stick floors. Sanded and stained.

All the little furniture came from Target. $12.99 - $25.99

When my dad started on the dollhouses in the fall he couldn't find dollhouse furniture anywhere sans Pottery Barn. Of course thrift minded people with three dollhouses to furnish don't shop at Pottery Barn.
This spring Target came out with a cute dollhouse collection and it's wood not plastic.

I've had a bit of luck at the thrift store lately.

This vase is chipped in three places. Can you spot where I colored the nicks in?

At the thrift store last week there was a guy sniffing the seat of the recliners and sofas. It took every ounce of self control not to ask him if they smelled like ass.

I normal only collect dishware in my color palette, red, pink, white, cream, but I don't think you can have too many Pyrex bowls.

I hope your summer is happy and lazy like mine.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Freya Is 7

July 10, 2011

Freya Is 7

We woke yesterday without any plans for Freya's big day.
On a whim we decided to picnic at Copperton park, our favorite park.
It was a perfect day for a picnic not too hot, blue blue skies and just a touch of a breeze.

This park used to seem so big .

By today's safety standers this park would be a city planners nightmare.

Maybe that's why the kids love it so.

It has an element of danger.

Kennecott Copper Mine in the back ground.

Oliver leaping the tires.

I was always afraid to do this.

Modern playground equipment and Freya on the monkey bars, her favorite.

A family playing water balloon volleyball

Can anyone identify what game is played on this court?

My middle school used to be where this field is.

The school was built in 1908.
The bus ride was 45 minutes to and from school everyday.
I have fold memories of Bingham Middle School.

The only photo's I could find are here, don't read the text though, it's a huge waste of time.http://deadplaces.sicksadworld.us/bing1.html

The stairs up to the football field.

All that is left of the concrete bleachers.

The wild flowers in the field.

After our picnic Oliver and I went to buy a few presents for Freya's birthday.

I hadn't planned on doing this because she already got a new bike but Oliver wanted to buy her a gift and Chris wanted her to be able to open something on her actual special day.
And I way, way over did it.

The rest of the photo's are of Freya and her gifts.

She asked my to post every one so she can 'remember them forever'

If you are disgusted by excess stop reading now, please.