Sweet Dreams, Birthday Girl

Tonight Kirsten gets to experience the wonderful feeling of coming home and going to bed after a perfect day. Once she is all tucked in under her brand-new birthday quilt, she will fall asleep with a smile on her face. Happy birthday Kirsten, sweet dreams!  

Kirsten’s Cabin

I am so excited to share a big project I have been working on for a while now: Kirsten’s cabin! I wanted to do this because I have so many great doll accessories, but no real way to display them…my dolls need a place to live! There are so many great doll houses out there…

Read Across America Day

Today is Read Across America Day, celebrated each year on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. I have loved to read my whole life and when I was in elementary school this day meant one thing: Read ‘n Feed! Getting to bring snacks and pillows to school and reading all day was the best day of the year!…

Kirsten’s Ice Skating Adventure

Kirsten couldn’t wait to go outside on this beautiful day! She finally had some time to spend doing whatever she pleased, and what better activity in February than ice skating! The sun was shining and the wind was blowing as she raced to the pond. She was so excited she barely noticed almost all the…

St. Lucia Day

It’s St. Lucia Day! This celebration takes center stage in the book Kirsten’s Surprise, so I decided to have fun with interpreting some of those scenes as well as making some pretend St. Lucia buns! St. Lucia was a martyred young girl and her story was told when Christianity was first brought to Sweden, making…

Kirsten at School (and a Thrifty Thursday Project)

Autumn is at its peak beauty right now where I live. The leaves are beautiful, the weather is lovely, and the crops are coming in. Farmers work very hard this time of year, just like Kirsten’s family would have over 150 years ago but with almost none of today’s modern conveniences. That’s why Kirsten might not have started her…

Kirsten’s Cornhusk Doll

Happy first day of fall! It didn’t really feel like fall where I live with temperatures in the eighties, so I thought I would get in the mood with a fall-themed project for Kirsten! When Kirsten arrived in Minnesota, she had to leave her beloved doll Sari behind when they walked the final leg of their…

Kirsten Visits Pioneer Village

Last week my husband and I went on vacation. We had a great time; quality time just the two of us…oh, and Kirsten and Abby. Fortunately, though, he barely raised an eyebrow as I loaded them into the back seat as I explained that I would need them for photo ops. En route to our destination we…

Happy Birthday, Kirsten!

Today, June 8th, is Kirsten Larson’s birthday! To celebrate, she joined my husband and me for a hike at a prairie preserve near my town. Kirsten lived on a farm in Minnesota, and I too am from the upper midwest, so I think this landscape completely true to what Kirsten would have experienced in the…

Coming Soon…

My next video is almost done, here is a preview of who is in it!