Spring is most definitely here, and I find myself needing any extra time to recuperate and enjoy things. My family, sneaking in an hour of reading at bedtime, snuggling just a little longer with the girls.
For you guys, how often do you want to document (photo, blog, journal) and how often do you want to just be in the moment? I have swings of wanting to snap away and share, but lately I've wanted to just be.
Did I ever show y'all what I made Piper for Christmas? She has several of those vintage Fisher Price houses, so I made a peg doll version of our family. We really like those old houses...so sturdy, but the accessories and dolls are usually missing. These are someone else's photos of the houses, but you get the idea.
I love all the 1970s details. Reminds me of my grandparents' homes.
Our castle was totally empty, but it was $1.00. Yay for $1.00 castles!
So...the blank wooden peg dolls are available at most craft stores. I found mine at Hobby Lobby. They have male and female shapes.
Then, I did my best to paint them like us. I had Adam drill a small hole in the bottom of each. This has two purposes: 1. It makes them "lock" into most toys that have a peg to put dolls on. 2. It makes them easier to paint. I stuck a cake skewer in the bottom so that I didn't have paint all over my holding hand.
Turn around dolls. Thanks. I sealed them with several coats of water based acrylic. So far, the paint still looks nice even though they get a lot of play time.
There we are! I fly the Hello Kitty plane and Daddy guards the castle. Piper spends a lot of time playing with them. She tucks us all in at night, isn't that nice?