Monday, 5 November 2007

A garden tea party


Yesterday, our cute little neice and Austy's much loved cousin Elizabeth (or "Lizzi-Biff" as he calls her... hey, it used to be just plain "Biff"!) grew into a 2yr old! For her birthday she grew a tiny curl on her almost hairless head, and her Mum is certainly pleased, having worried she'd be bald for the rest of her life, especially after Austy had his 5th haircut on Friday!(sob - DH had his cute little clown curls chopped off!) However what she lacks in hair she certainly makes up for with character and cuteness, she loves to play Mummy and is often trying to feed Austy or hold his drink for him, while he likes to play baby and happily oblidges. So what else would I give her but a little doll quilt of course!


But DH had no faith in me, and told me to go and buy her a "real present" so Austy and I went out on Friday morning and picked out this tea set while DH played golf. I had already named the quilt, and wanted a little tea set to go with it. I nearly came back empty handed, until the sales lady steered me away from the super pink girls toy section (that seemed like a totally different world to me!) and into the much safer toddler section, where the Fisher Price musical tea set smiled at me and yelled "pick me, pick me!" It was perfect, and even kept Austy amused while I clothes shopped, as he kept pressing the teapot and singing along "I'm a little teapot, short and stout..."

So here they are, Elizabeth, Austy and second cousin Mackenzie celebrating together on teh little quilt I gave her.
And a few of you were wondering what happened on dress-up day... Well it poured with rain here, and DH isn't all that good with the camera indoors. Austy was all hyper from being trapped indoors, and made it even harder for him to get a good shot while I was at work (he only goes to childcare for the afternoon session just before DH leaves for work). So here is about the best shot we have for now, waiting for a nice sunny weekend when we can play dress-ups again and I can get snap happy myself.


10 comments:

Karen said...

Not a real present!!! You have to be kidding - it's gorgeous Joy. The tea-party looks so sweet.
How cute is Austy in that clown outfit - love it!

Natalie said...

Wow Joy, the quilt is just amazing! You can't call yourself a beginner anymore when you are making them as perfect as that! I love Austy in his clown suit too, it must've been a very proud mummy moment for you to get all the lovely comments about it too

Heids said...

Joy that has to be the most 'real' present I have seen in a long time - just beautiful and perfect as a doll's quilt or for hosting a tea party. And so pleased to see Austy in his clown suit...he looks as cute as ever...you are amazingly talented.

Louise said...

Hi Joy, thanks for dropping by and don't worry I'm not drawing the winner until Wednesday. Do you know I have a daughter who was born 12/12/05 so it's really nice to see your little man - aren't they cute at this age! I just LOVE the doll quilt you made and if one of my girls had received it they would have been so thrilled. A lucky girl indeed.

Little Munchkins said...

That quilt looks amazing! I love the pic of the tea party, so cute. The clown costume is awesome too.

Emma said...

Joy, that quilt is a work of art! I love the quilting, too!

Sereknitty said...

Gorgeous quilt and adorable child!

Cascade Lily said...

Joy wow that quilt is simply fabulous! Love it, love it, love it! Tut tut to DH!

Cass said...

Joy the quilt is great and is definitely a real present although the FP Tea Set is great (we have it). I love Austy as the clown fantastic costume

Andrea said...

I just love the colours in the quilt, just perfect for a tea party. Austy looks adorable in his clown outfit also Joy, you did a great job!