Alright, I cannot for the life of me figure out google docs (and thank heavens it seems like I am not the only one) So I have gone back to Media Fire... not a huge fan but unless I start taking advertisers it is the only free option :) So, the patterns for the Lady's Apron can be found HERE and the pattern pieces for the Tea and Crumpets apron can be found HERE. I am in the process of uploading the Potterybarn PJ's but our internet is soooo painfully slow and they are a lot of pieces, but it will get there! I am sorry for all the hassle and I am hoping this solves the problem. Please keep in mind that I am a mommy of 3 at christmas who is doing all this for the love of it so please be kind in your emails.
I decided instead of making homemade drums (which is not all that original) instead I would do a fun give away, a pair of handmade drums from Bali.
The artwork on the bottom is beautiful and I love that the imperfections make it one of a kind
The tops are smooth leather:
If you leave a comment on this post you will be entered into the drawing. The giveaway will be open until Monday night Timor time. I have really enjoyed doing this 12 days of Christmas and am looking forward to doing a wrap up. But that is going to have to wait until after Christmas. I hope you have been able to enjoy all the wonderful opportunities the Christmas season offers. We were lucky enough to go to our Orphanage yesterday and deliver the food purchased with the money gathered from a fund raiser at the boy's school.
We were accompanied by a visitor at post who is here for Christmas. It was a special visit for her as she was adopted from an orphanage in Indonesia when she was a baby.
I brought some items I had received from readers that I thought could be used by the children. Including a cute Hello Kitty backpack, some soccer balls and a teddy bear for each child.
I also had some Frisbees that was hilarious to teach the kiddos how to use. After frisbee we played a little duck duck goose
The kids caught on quick and had fun running around
Then we moved on to London Bridges.
The kids thought it was hilarious to be "all locked up"
I was thrilled that Alianza was wearing one of the skirts I had made
Doesn't she have the best smile?
The kids loved the candy canes and cookies our visitor brought
After we got them all wired on candy cookies and games they performed "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" in Tetum.
We sang it back in English and then the girls performed their version of Jingle Bell Rock
They have started keeping a log of when people come to visit and it was great seeing all the different countries
They were all set with a Christmas tree and a huge creche.
We are so lucky to visit with these amazing children around this time of year. Their tender spirits and kindness are wonderful examples of how we should be
I hope your Christmas is as filled with love and happiness as ours in Timor has been.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Timor!