Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sleeping babies and little girls with flowers in their hair

I swear this won't turn into the Allie Marie blog, but Tiff just sent me some pictures and this one just touched my heart. Is there nothing more peaceful than a sleeping baby? When you see a baby feeling so safe and secure that they're sleeping so deeply and soundly, it give you hope that good things can still come from the world. All is not lost.

Miss Tilda with the pretty flower band in her hair reminds me of the sweetness and carefree nature that most little girls have. Somewhere along the way most of us lose that gentle, everything-will-be-just-fine nature that we're all born with. This Tilda takes me back to the times when I was a little girl and I'd make hair rings out of dandelions. That bright yellow pollen would stain your finger tips and the smell would stay with you even after all the scrubbing of dial soap. If I breath in really deep, that fragrance comes right back.

I colored Tilda with my Prismacolor pencils and OMS and used my spica clear glitter pen on her flowers in her hair and around her shoe straps. I used Basic Grey background paper on her and some baubles sent from Monika in some blog candy I won. I used my opaque gel pen on her cheeks and the flower brads are from making memories. I hope you enjoy her.

Now breath in deep. It's summer time and if you think hard enough, you may be able to smell the sweet, sticky yellow pollen.


Theresa said...

nobody would blame you if it did turn into the allie marie blog, she is just tooo cute and your a proud grandma,....just as you should be! congrats again!

HollywoodDDH said...

Allie Marie is BEAUTIFUL!I do wish for that peacefulness sometimes.
I close my eyes and I see myself
in gramma's garden pulling out rubarb,running it under the pump and dipping it in the sugar bowl.All tangy and sweet at the sametime!Nothing ever tasted so delicious! Your Tilda reminds me of that time sooooo long ago.

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Krystinah said...

She is perfect Susan....And I love your card....I think you hooked me I ordered some magnolia stamps...Can't wait till they get here....I wish I could hold that cutest baby....Enjoy her!

Claudia Rosa said...

oh susan...
what a baby... she is so precioius!!!
i love children please show us more baby pictures if you can.

your card is darling but .. hey.. besides the baby.. lol... i would pick the cutie pie

Ami said...

Oh my gosh she is so precious. Love the photos as well as the cards!

Ami said...

What a beautiful baby and please make sure you share photos. We love them.