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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What Are Little Boys Made Of?

For over twenty-two years now, I've had little boys at some stage of development, growing into manhood. Any mother of boys will tell you that they are full of fun and adventure. There is never a dull moment. There have been times when I yearned for a dull moment~or two!

Sawyer is dressed in the new jammies I made for him!

I've always enjoyed making pajamas for them. Jammies are so easy and fun to make! And the little guys sure enjoy them!

Today I would like to give you a little tour of Sawyer's room. I decided it would be best to give him his own room instead of sending him upstairs to "Man land" with his four other brothers.

His room is actually open; it is part of a hallway. We originally used it as a music room, but I've fixed it up for him~ for now. I haven't painted yet~just decorated with things I already had.
This is where we do most of our reading together.

I picked these little matching doilies up at the local antique mall in Donalds. I love the simple little dogs.

Here is his dresser. Dave refinished this piece shortly after we were first married. All our babies have used it.

This is one of the lampshades I recovered this summer.

I keep his "special" tiny books in this little make-do shelf. It is an old fruit box turned on it's side.
I found this set of guest towels at the antique mall as well. The sail and boat are hand appliqued with pin stitches. I love the '30s look in these towels.

Sweetie's bed is all ready for him. Mrs. Paula made the lovely pillow; I'm sure she never thought Sawyer would have confiscated it! It's just his size! Thank you Paula! I think of you every time I see it.

These "little boy" years will fly so quickly.

I made the shades this summer. When the top sash of the window is open, the ribbons are so pretty blowing in the breeze.
You can see my East Garden through his window.

Each shade is simply a double thickness of fabric ( I used one layer of sun blocking drapery lining on the back) with a casing on both short ends. The top casing contains a wooden dowel, for rigidity, and it lays in three cup hooks projecting from the top of the window opening. The bottom casing has a PVC pipe in it that is a nice size to roll up.

When the ribbon is not tied up, it just hangs down. It just lays over the top of the wooden dowel.

So, what are little boys made of? They are made of dirt, hugs, bent nails, rocks, soft warm skin, uncombed hair, trucks, The Lone Ranger, dirty feet, pop-guns, green teddy bears, western six-shooters, Andy and Barney, and camouflage.


Lady Farmer said...

Just taking a peek at some new (to me)blogs, and I found yours.
I had wanted to have 5 boys when I was younger, but God chose to give me two lovely girls instead. I will have to look around your lovely blog to get to know you better. I love the vintage images you use ~ I use only images like that on my blog because I don't have a camera (yet). A new camera is a surprise for me for Christmas so please don't tell anyone. :~}
Christmas Blessings!

Paula said...

Dear Sharon,
What a delightful and beautiful post! I am so very happy Sawyer enjoys the pillow I made! His room is adorable and I love all the special touches and things you made! You did a wonderful job decorating it!
Love, Paula

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful blog you have. Sawyer's room is so inspiring. I also loved looking at your post with vintage aprons. What treasures. Merry Christmas to you and your family.