Friday, April 15, 2011

Dolly and Me Tea Party

I'm so excited to share these photos with you! A couple of weeks ago Elena had a few friends over for a "Dolly and Me Tea Party"! It was just lovely. I loved every minute of it and so did the girls... and I'm pretty sure the dolls loved it too. :)

We had lots of pink, lots of pom poms, and lots of tea cups.
And of course, lots of dolls.
Grandma Lundby was invited to the Tea Party too. She shared some of her "tea party" etiquette and experiences with them.
The girls were all so lovely. They held great conversation and they passed the food in the right direction.
And they sipped their tea delightfully.
Meanwhile, the dolls waited patiently for their turn.
Now that the girls were experienced "tea-party-goers", they hosted a fun and cheerful party for their dolls. It was completely adorable!

I love the aftermath of the "Dolly Tea Party"! It just makes me smile.
The girls even squeezed in a few minutes to do a little crafting.
The girls made fabric rosettes to glue on to barrettes for them and their dolls.
This was a great craft for this age. These girls could whip those creations out in no time and they kept on making more. It was a crafting success!

Here are a couple of clips the girls made.
Aren't they cute? The girls did such a good job!
Grandma thanked the girls for being such lovely ladies and having tea with her.
It was so fun watching these lovely young ladies have some good old fashioned fun!

A special thank you to my mother-in-law, Karen and my good friend Liz, (these two special ladies helped me a ton) I would not have taken this on without you! Thank you for all you did to make it a special day for all of the girls and their dolls!

As always, thanks for stopping by the Lundby Hive! :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easter Wreath

A fun, easy project to add a little cheer to your house this spring.
Pretty cute, right? And they are so easy!
Just grab your glue gun, a wreath form ($1.00 at the Dollar Tree) and a couple of packages of Easter eggs (1.99/bag at Wal-mart) and have fun!
I love this kind of crafting; no measuring, no patterns, and no rules! Just pure fun!
It's an easy craft, even the kids can do it!
(Well maybe not all kids, but kids 8 and 10 can do it with no problems. We used low-temp glue guns and we kept a bowl filled with ice water nearby.)

We made a grouping of three small wreaths.
Elena made this one for the front door.
Deacon made this one with some of his favorite colors.
And this one is hanging in our dining room, I just love it!

It was such a fun and easy project! They are just so happy and cheerful, especially on the dreary rainy days we've been having this spring. But of course, what I like most is that I got to make them with my kids!

Happy Easter from the Lundby Hive!