Friday, October 8, 2010

My latest creations

My 11 year old daughter has a much better sense of style than I ever did at her age. Of course, the world has changed considerably since the mid 70s. Back then, we all wore the same pair of shoes to school every day. Very few kids in my neck of the woods had shoe "collections." One decent pair of Hush Puppies, an inexpensive pair of patent leather Sunday shoes, and perhaps a pair of "sneakers" and one was good to go. Today, not so.

We are not indulging our children in materialism, nor do we teach it to them. In fact, we are quite thrifty (remember the free Disney trip I mentioned a few days ago) and are teaching them the value of recycling and thrift shopping as needed to keep a family budget in line. Since we homeschool, my daughter does not feel much pressure at all in the way of fashion. So it appears she just has a natural eye for it. And she definitely has her own sense of style.

One of the things she really enjoys is hats. Currently, she likes to try on slouch hats and loves how they look on her. But she does not own one, so I decided to crochet one for her using THIS pattern. I'm about half done and will post a photo when it is completed.

Oh, and while we're on the subject of thrifty, we gathered some osage oranges and placed them in a metal planter on our front porch. Add an adorable pumpkin chosen by an even more adorable 3 year old son who field-tripped to the pumpkin patch with his preschool class yesterday and, well, I think it looks fall wonderful.

Live wise in Him!


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