Thursday, April 10, 2008

Yummy Goodies and a Cute Tummy!

Hi Everyone, I hope you're all having a wonderful spring thus far! It's been beautiful down here in Florida, although I can't get over feeling somewhat of a sense of dread at the hot weather that is right around the corner. I'm still learning to change my mindset about the seasons here-whereas most parts of the country are looking forward to a wonderful spring and summer, in Florida summer is the difficult season, for me at least! But I guess playing outside all winter long in shorts makes up for that!

So I participated in ArtsyMama's vintage party swap, and was lucky enough to get Kari herself as my partner! Since I don't really have a birthday party coming up until October, I told her that any non-party vintage kid's stuff would be great, too. Well, she really loaded me up! Look at all the fantastic goodies she sent! And this isn't even all of it- I forgot to take a photo before I started putting everything away, so I just pulled back out my favorite things for the photo.

This vintage doll trunk is my absolute favorite item! Can you believe she was willing to part with it? I absolutely adore it- it has got to be one of my top ten favorite possessions right now!

And this book is wonderful- I love the cover, and the text and illustrations inside are great as well!

Also love this little paper doll! He has lots of clothes, all outfits from fairy tales. It's so difficult to find nice boy paper dolls, and this guy's wonderful!

Of course I forgot to take a photo of what I sent Kari, so hopefully she'll post photos on her blog once she receives her box.

Here is the only piece of art I've had time to do lately. It's a spread in Noah's book. Lately I've been feeling a bit nostalgic about all the "baby-ness", since he's so quickly turning into a little boy. We haven't decided whether we'll have another baby or not, so the thought that these may be my last baby moments is a little sad.

These pages are about two of my favorite baby parts- his tummy and the small of his back. He's a fairly skinny guy in his arms and legs, but he has got this big belly that pokes out and I find so cute, since I know he'll thin out soon. And I love the small of his back, you know that spot that is just above the diaper and just below the shirt, that shows when a baby is sleeping with his butt in the air? So cute, but I know also fleeting, since he'll soon be sleeping sprawled out like his brother. Anyway, I wanted to do pages about these things just so that I myself could remember them.

Hope you all have a good weekend!


Babsarella said...

I am so happy to see you posting. What a wonderful selection you received in your many wonderful items to use in your work. Love the new pages about your son too. I also live in FL (Ft. Lauderdale area) and have all my life, so I know what you are talkin about with the heat. I am savoring each and every beautiful spring day knowing that hurricane season is just around the corner...again. BTW, I just finished your book and totally loved it. So inspirational and many ideas I am itchin to try. I plan to keep it close at hand. THANKS!!!

ArtsyMama said...

Hi Corey!
My box from you came today and I absolutely ADORE everything! much fun:) I blogged about it today. Thanks for a fun swap!!!!

Sabii Wabii said...

Oh you got fun stuff. I can't wait to get me box! It was a fun swap!

Sleepy Hollow Craft Company said...

All of this stuff is so super fun! I love your blog~ I added it as a link from mine so that I can check back often :)

lia said...

wow! you hit the "mama" load! I love the happy book and suitcase. If you ever wanna do a private swap, let me know. I'm re-doing my studio and going through alot of my vintage ephemera and book collection..I adore your work! xoxo Lia

Kimla Kay said... totally scored. Yes, I am lusting over that vintage doll case. Checked our Kari's blog and your items were equally fantastic. I'm a sucker for all the kid stuff. I'm still enjoying your book, looking at your art and reviewing your techniques...hope there will be another one someday soon.

Jeanne said...

That book is great...The Happy Book of doing things right!

Dianna said...

Love your stash*!*

I SO know what you mean about the dread of summer. I'm not too far from where you are and the bugs are already biting...a sure sign the choking heat is coming. SO hard to stay positive when you know it's right around the corner.
We've been playing outside every day for the past couple weeks just trying to drink up this heavenly weather*!*