Thursday, June 12, 2014

Crafting for A

We are so excited to finally be traveling this summer to pick up our daughter from India.  I've had years to get things ready for her, but I'm feeling hurried to finish some projects I've been working on for her and her room.  Here's a little peak of what I've been up to...
A scrapbook collage.  I have certainly fallen in love with India over the last two years as we have tried to study as much about the culture as we can from so far away.  I can't wait to be there in person!  I love the colors, the architecture- India will never cease to inspire me I think.  I want to bring some of that inspiration into A's bedroom...

We will move the kids around when A comes home so the girls will share a room with eachother...
 I made blankets for all the kids for when they came home.  Here is A's- lots of bright colors to remind her of Delhi!

A new doll carrier for her new doll.  My mom bought this doll at a Cracker Barrel after I mentioned seeing some there.  The line is called Butterflies and they have lots of ethnicities and accesories.  This one reminds me of dolls my mom made for my sister and me when we were younger.  I have plans to make some clothes for her, but I might wait and see how into dolls A is.  My older daughter played very little with her dolls.
Fabric for more projects for A.  I haven't really bought any new clothes for her since I saved everything D wore.  I'm thinking of making some new dresses or using the elephants as a wall hanging?  I thought about make a whole cloth quilt, too.  I'll have to see what time allows!

I have purchased a couple things as well.  This gold foil print is from Ink & Hope on etsy.  It is beautiful!

I have always loved It's a Small World at Disneyland, and I especially love artwork from Mary Blair (an amazing artist that did a lot of work for Disney and did the design inspiration for Small World).  I'd love to find an India print by her, but I am settling for this doll from the Disney ride.  It plays "It's a Small World" in both English and Hindi so A will have some sounds from India as well. 
I have also fallen in love with Mehndi and am trying to learn the style from books.  This project will have it's own post when I am done, but here's a look at the mehndi inspired name plaque I'm working on for A.

These projects have been keeping me busy as we wait to everything that need to happen for us to bring A home.  Hopefully we only have a few more weeks to go!  I have also designed a t-shirt that we are selling to fund some travel expenses for picking her up.  You can find it here if you are interested in finding out more about our story

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