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Aurora and our new Kaye Wiggs Layla were finally able to get outside, in the snow, for some pictures.
Aurora, in a pink and cream jacket and skirt, finally got to see snow for the first time.
It was extremely cold that day, so it was a little difficult to take pictures. Aurora found the landscape to be fascinating, though, and insisting on taking a walk.
In December, we received Mini Layla. She is about the same size as our Little Darlings.
Layla building a snowman....
The Holiday Elegance in Red/Ivory dresses were designed completely from scratch. We combined luxurious and elegant red and ivory silk tissue taffeta, silk embroidery floss to match each fabric, gold tulle lace edging and gold beads to create this breath-taking ensemble.
The girls had fun at their Thanksgiving celebration yesterday. Here are some pictures from the feast......................
The dining table with perfectly lined utensils, complete with a turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and a crock of cranberry preserves.
Setting the table.......................
We wanted to take a photo with all the girls and the meal, but I think everyone was too hungry to cooperate.........................
Aurora serving the mashed potatoes..................
Aurora's complete Thanksgiving plate
Savoring the warm, cinnamon flavor of toasty, sweet apple cider.........
Cutting the pie... The girls can't wait to taste their work of art. It not only came out perfectly from the pan, but it looks perfect.
"Mmmmmm, the pie tastes delicious", said Chloe, "Can I have another slice?".
But then, there was the dishes. No one wanted to wash them, but they decided to work together to clean up so they could sit down and relax after the long meal.
Mya and Chloe clean up the table, shaking the runner and cleaning up the crumbs, while Aurora and Zoe wash the dishes.
The morning of Thanksgiving Day, the girls realized they forgot the rolls. And what is a complete meal without the nice, fluffy rolls? Zoe decided that they still had time to make up a quick batch since they weren't going to eat until the late afternoon.
Aurora and Zoe mixed up the dough. On a tight time-limit, they had to hurry. "Hmmm, sesame seeds will add a wonderful flavor", commented Zoe.
Finished and time to rise! "I will clean up the dishes while we are waiting" said Zoe.
"Wow, look how much it rose" said Aurora. Chloe came along and offered to help which, at the end, really sped up the shaping process.
"First, we will shape the dough into two balls, then divide in six parts each," explained Aurora to Chloe,"Then we can shape them into balls".
The girls finished shaping the rolls quicker then they thought. Pitching together really is helpful!
Zoe is making a triple-chocolate pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. She has all her ingredients and supplies and she can't wait to get started.
"Can I help you, Zoe?", asks Chloe, "I won't make a mess."
"Of course, come help me with the crust," responds Zoe.
Zoe crumbles up graham crackers for the crust. Chloe finds the perfect rectangles fascinating and decides to make a house.
"Can you mix the crumbs, while I pour in the butter?", asks Zoe. Chloe takes a break on her house to help Zoe mix.
Time to press the mixture into the pan...... "What are you doing, Chloe?".
Finished! Time to bake.
"Now we are going to melt chocolate for the bottom layer",says Zoe.
"Mmmmm," croons Chloe, taking a bite of the chocolate bar.
Spreading the chocolate and licking the spoons.........
The days are getting cooler and a gentle breeze is sweeping by. The first few days of pleasant weather is finally here.
Aurora can't wait to get outside. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and its time to prepare for a delicious meal. She heads out to gather pumpkins and squash and to soak in the hearty feeling of Autumn.
Aurora wanted to be a flower fairy for Halloween. She wanted something cute and cheery, so we made her up a costume based on one of the fairies in a book by Cicely Mary Barker: Zinnia.
We couldn't resist to take pictures of her with actual zinnias. She looked just like a real flower fairy.
The dress is constructed out of two different color silks-one woven in pink and magenta and the other woven out of green and pink giving the fabric an iridescent effect.
Aurora just loves her costume. She's already planning her costume for next year!
After a long evening of Trick-or-Treating along the street, Aurora, Zoe, Mya and Chloe went back to the comfort of their home and threw a Halloween party.
They had spent the day preparing scrumptious desserts and they couldn't wait to sit back, relax and eat.
Zoe and Aurora pitched in to make a delicious batch of spooky cupcakes, while Chloe and Mya decorated the room and the table with leaves and pumpkins.
Mya chose the witch-hat cupcake with orange, mint and chocolate frosting. They're spooktacularly delicious!
It was so much fun this Halloween! The girls can't wait for next Halloween to celebrate and share memories!
After Wonder Woman came out, we couldn't wait to make a miniature replica of the outfit for one of our dolls. The construction of the attire was a delightful and interesting adventure. We wanted an almost exact replica, so we ended up hand making the bracelets, shoes, crown, shield, and outfit. The result was miniature battle-ready Amazon warrior gear.
The shoes, skirt and bodice are made out of thin leather, painted with acrylic paint. The shield, bracelets, and crown are made of metal. We will post a tutorial later on showing the construction of the attire with pictures.
Close-up of the shield which we made out of metal and painted to match the patterns on the actual shield.
Back-view, including a cross-belt to hold her sword.
A cool breeze is sweeping over. Leaves are beginning to fall in a cascade of colors. Halloween is just around the corner.
Aurora, Zoe and Chloe just went down to the pumpkin patch and gathered the largest pumpkins they can find............
It's time to open the pumpkins. "Can I help, too?", asks Chloe.
Scooping out the seeds...........
Zoe knows exactly what to carve on her pumpkin--a creepy, toothy grin.
Chloe's adorable Jack-o'-lantern
"Finished! I can't wait to light them up!", exclaims Aurora.