Monday, November 22, 2010
And did I mention, that you can set up a wishlist to keep track of all the things you're drooling over!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Bee is fascinated with filling and spilling right now. Blocks, crackers, small stuffed birds...anything! So for Christmas this year everything will have a container, be in a container, and be spillable from that container. First...a Three Bears Play Set! Three soft, fuzzy bear balls in a box bearing the images of porridge, chairs, beds, and Goldilocks. Fill, spill, toss, cuddle....
Baby Bear is the first of the set. He's made with lovely, camel-colored alpaca fleece from Alpacas of Niagara. Belle and I were fortunate enough to visit with Diane at the Niagara Alpaca Shop while we were vacationing last week. Belle had a blast watching the animals in the field, and I had just as much fun (and maybe more) chatting about felting and fingering all the lovely gloves, hats, yarns, and toys available in the shop. But more on that visit later...
And I'm still working on the river fairy play set for Belle.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
But now that I'm on the seller/blogger side of things, it starts even earlier! I took my first Christmas order in early October. And I know that moms are starting to shop for the perfect little outfits for holiday card photo sessions...I know, because I'm a mom doing that very thing.
So this year, I had to give in and start the Christmas madness before Halloween. I'm really hoping that by getting a jump start, I might actually have some down time to enjoy the holidays this year, but I'm realistic enough to know that will NEVER happen.
Belle + Bee is going with a MODERN HOLIDAY theme this year. Fresh takes on traditional colors and symbols. I'm having a lot of fun with this collection! The bright colors and bold prints make me smile:)
So here's a sneak peek at some of the first pieces. What do you think???
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
And if you actually took the time to scroll through all those pics, then I have a tiny little giveaway today too:) The first person to get Belle + Bee 5 new followers on facebook or the blog (that's 5 different people) will win a custom designed t-shirt. I'll work with you to create something that your special little one will truly treasure! So go recommend Belle + Bee to your friends and family. Have them comment either on the Facebook page or on this post and let me know who sent them. First person to 5 wins:)
Monday, November 1, 2010
Belle gathered a bucket full of natural items (twigs, acorns, leaves, pine needles, etc.)
We put our three heads (Mommy, Daddy, and Belle - poor Bee always sleeps through the all the fun) and came up with this amazing fairy village. Daddy was in charge of architecture. Mommy was in charge or architectural detail...and Belle was in charge of all things fanciful. Did you notice the flowerpots in the windows??? All Belle!!!
And they made her this very special doll so she would know what they look like. They said they can only stay a few days, but we are hoping to exchange gifts with them again before they leave:)
Our new land is on a beautiful mountain river and Belle loves to spend time there. She searches for the perfect stone, splashes in the water, and tells tales of the river fairies that must live there.
This is just a start, but so far I'm pleased with the process.