Kids of the King

My life as a kid of the King

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So I told you all about my amazing gift from my mom – the 4 hour spinning lesson at Leolas Studio BUT what I didn’t know was that my mom and husband has also bought me a SPINNING WHEEL! YAY! I was totally blown away! I have been spinning and spinning ever since!

So Leolas Studio is a WONDERFUL place to go, learn and just soak in the fibre art goodness! She is a very talented and interesting lady. It took us about an hour to actually get to the lesson because we were so caught up having a nice coffee and chat! What a great way to start off! Whippletree Junction (where the studio and shop are located) is a really neat place! It has quite a few really interesting shops and the cutest courtyard. Here are some pics!

I am totally in love with Spinning and Dying and creating all this fibre goodness!


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Here is another Doll RTG into the arms of a little girl near you! This dolly has been a real work in progress. I think it is amazing how they totally take on thier own personalities. I started her a while ago thinking that she would be a “Little Red Riding Hood” themed doll (which I even had a post about here!) but she never seemed quite right, if you look at the before and after pics she really seems like a new doll! I actually opened her up the other day a gave her more stuffing so she is quite a bit firmer… and “portly”. Then I added a few freckles and so blushing on her cheeks. As for her outfit! WOW! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I had a vest that I asked my TALENTED mom to make a while ago and it has been sitting and waiting for the perfect doll. I feel like this is a doll version of me! It is so hard to let her go (I feel this way EVERY single time I make a doll – I dont know how everyone does it!) But there are only so many dolls my daughter can play with! So HERE SHE IS! Click on the smaller pictures to see them enlarged.

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California Dreaming

I cannot get this song out of my head! 

California Dreaming

all the leaves are brown
and the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
on a winter's day

I'd be safe and warm
if I was in L.A
California Dreamin'
on such a winter's day

stopped into a church
I passed along the way
well, I got down on my knees
and I pretend to pray

you know the preacher likes the cold
he knows I'm gonna stay
California Dreamin'
on such a winter's day

all the leaves are brown
and the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
on a winter's day

if I didn't tell her
I could leave today
California Dreamin'
on such a winter's day x3

And it is the inspiration to my latest Kids of the King 
doll "Sunny" who will be available as soon as this 
postal strike it over!!!


Fashion Friday ~ Shabby Apple

Welcome to my first Fashion Friday post! YAY! Every Friday I will try to post about favourite shops, lines, products, blogs, tips or anything else to do with fashion. This in all in hopes of jump starting my fashion sense a bit! As a WAHM it can be hard sometimes to focus on yourself and what makes you happy! And I really like clothes, jewelery and makeup!!! I can’t tell you how good I feel when I am wearing a new lip gloss!


“A return to what dresses were always meant to be — a one-piece outfit. No need to add anything…no tank tops, no cardigans, nothing (except accessories, of course!).”

This is my FAVOURITE DRESS! It is from their vintage inspired “Set Sail” line


Does this make you want to go sailing?? I sure do! This is on my wish list!

They have so many AMAZING lines within this company! I honestly think it is one of the best I have seen in a long time.

And check out this bathing suit!

“Every woman deserves to feel beautiful in a dress, but not all of us look like runway models. Shabby Apple celebrates the short legs, curvy hips, straight waists, and flat chests in all of us”

They have an amazing section that helps you to shop for your body type, and then gives you examples from their site of what would look great on you. I know I will be making some purchases VERY soon!

Thank you for reading my first Fashion Friday post! I hope you enjoy their site as much as I do!


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Teaparty fit for the Princess!

So we finally had the “princess birthday tea party” this past weekend and it was wonderful! All the little sweethearts came dressed in thier “royal princess garments” including a few dashing princes! Here are some pics! (I am holding back any of this kids pics, even though they were sooo cute, for privacy reasons! I am sure you understand!)

Each little girl had her own teacup and placesetting, which also served as a party of thier goodie bags! They were sooo excited that they were allowed to keep thier cup. I put a little paper pillowbox with gumballs and a tiny decorated plastic box with pretty braclets as the rest of the goodie bag. But really I think that the cup would have been enough.

Food – I was shocked how much these little ones ate!!! Even though the party was after lunch! We had little cinnamon buns, pb&j sandwiches cut in cute little shapes, banana bread, fruit, veggies, and of course potato chips! Instead of realy tea we had Iced Tea and used a beautiful silver tea service. The cream and suger holders held jelly bellys which the kids ate right up!

Game – We played a really fun game. As the music played they passed around a pretty purse with little papers on it (like hot potato) and who ever had the purse when the music stopped had to do what the paper said! Then they got a prize. We kept it simple – “run in a circle” “act like a duck” and so on.

Craft – I saw a great tutorial on the emily jones blog ( and each girl decorated a princess party hat with sequins and gems and ribbons and stickers!

It was a great party and we are already thinking about next year!! Nancy Drew? …. I think so!

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“Saturate me with the oil of Thy Spirit, that I may be aflame. Make me Thy fuel O flame of God”

~Jim Elliot (1927-1956)

I have had this quote up on my bulletin board for many years. For those of you who do not know who Jim Elliot was – I suggest you google him because his is a story that should be known. But here is a quick intro: Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian were missionaries in the fifties who were attacked and speared by a isolated tribe called the  Huaorani. This was after making contact by flying over and dropping gifts. Even though this was a tragic event, what amazes me if the events that followed. Jim Elliots widow and Nate Saints sister continued evanglizing to these people and so did Nate Saints son and family. This resulted in many of this tribe coming to the knowledge of Christ and accepting salvation, INCLUDING those warriors who were involved in the killing of the men. Those five men were following the call of the Lord in thier lives, and yes they died to young, BUT what they did when they were here is more than many will do in a lifetime.

“God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and I may burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you, Lord Jesus”

~Jim Elliot (1927-1956)

I always found these quotes hitting really close to my heart. It is amazing that even today I get the same feeling that I did many years ago. It is a longing. I long to be saturated with the Holy Spirit, I long to be on fire for the Lord and consumed by His presence. I read them and feel a spark igniting.

What quotes have affected your life? Please leave a comment and share with me and others.

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A Time.

A few days ago I was sitting on a blanket outside in my frontyard. The sun was shinning and my sweet little boy was riding around on his tricycle (He was wearing his sisters big red tball helmet and his one red winter mitt…. seriously cute!). I went and got us a snack and he toddled over and plopped down beside me with a big smile. I told him I loved him and he said it right back (like he does and melts my heart) and I realized then… I am happy.

I mentioned in my last post I had shut down my store. I had a retail brick and mortar store for over 3 and a half years. I really loved doing it and had a blast, but I had to closed last October. I have had a hard time since then dealing with all sorts of feelings of failure and a bit of loss. But I am coming to realize that these little moments are what truley make me happy. The time to sit with my favourite boy and have a snack. Time to go to my daughters beach trip or whatever school event she has. Time to create. There is a time for everything in our lives and it is a time for me to move on and embrace my life as it is, which is wonderful.

“There is an appointed time for everything.  And there is a time for every event under heaven ~
 A time to give birth, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted.
 A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down, and a time to build up.
 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
 A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to shun embracing.
 A time to search, and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep, and a time to throw away.
 A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; A time to be silent, and a time to speak.
 A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-9