a long belated birthday

May 30, 2010 at 1:04 am (birthdays, catching up, craftiness n' colors, picture post, reminiscence, sisters)

If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.”

– Linda Sunshine

I love my little sister. I always have. . .

We’ve been BFF’s for as long as I can even remember.

T loves her Aunt Ki, too. . .

They’ve known each-other for a long time now, and hit it off right from the start;

So when her birthday came around I wasn’t surprised that T wanted to make her a present. And since everyone knows that Ki’s most favorite thing ever (aside from blond nieces and their mothers *bats lashes*) is dragons, it also was no surprise when T insisted we make her one. However – the practical application of a (then) 2-year old crafting a dragon that would not Ki’s delicate sensibilities (as well as those of all dragonkind) offend . . . well now. THAT was a bit of a conundrum.

But like I said before, we really, really, REALLY like Aunt Ki. . .

So we just HAD to make it work.

There were many google searches, and pooled resources. . . and crafty friends consulted for advice (thanks, Kendall) until we finally hit on something that we could all work with (using materials we had on-hand at the time).

TA DA!

She did a great job, don’t you think? This was a very hands-on for mommy task (he’s double-sided), so there are no pictures of the making (unfortunately). But there it is. Finally. . .  Aunt Ki’s Birthday Dragon as created by Teaball.

*cue fanfare*

And why did it take SO long for this silly little dragon to finally make his début?

Because my sister is vain. And she didn’t like the picture that was taken on her actual birthday, so we had to wait until we took a picture that she approved of before posting about it. And THEN came baby Ro (yup! It was THAT long ago), and life got ever so much busier for me. . . But really?  It was a perfectly nice picture.

PERFECTLY NICE!

See?!

(I am in so much trouble!) 
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