Thursday, April 14, 2011

Saddle Shoes and Floral Pants

 Back in the day, my sister and I had stellar taste in fashion!

Look!  These fabulous shoes are STILL in style  ;) !!!

We had SO much pizzaz, that we decided to make a magazine about our latest trends in style:
We called it The Modern Zoo
{or something like that}

We dressed our youngest sister up in a flower-girl dress and curled her hair in tight ringlets for a mock model shoot. 
We printed and distributed our "magazine" {hot off the (computer) press} to every person in the house hold... and every friend and neighbor in our apartment building.

Today... almost 15 years later, I sometimes I think that this blog is just an extension of our childhood musings to produce and publish.
My sister and I live across the country from one another but this blog keeps us close.
It gives us the opportunity to connect with readers around the world and the opportunity to work on something together.  

Today, in honor of our SITS feature,
We'd like to post a free download for our readers.

A while back, Becka posted a fully illustrated story online, using some of her hand-made toys for characters.


Today's PDF contains a copy of the front/back cover, inside leafs and 6 fully illustrated pages of the story for you to print at home.




By following Katie's easy Toddler Memory Book tutorial here  (featured on her blog, Notes From a Very Red Kitchen) you can assemble your very own hand-made toddler book.






So, if you are visiting here for the first time,  
you can probably guess that this blog fits neatly into the SITS dubbed "Creative Living" tribe niche.

Our featured posts today include:

Yarn Doll Hair Tutorial:  Becka explains her original design for sewing on doll hair.
Cupcake Playhouse:  Becka comes up with an innovative way to give her daughter her own space in their single-bedroom student apartment.
 A "Green" Puppet Stage:   A free download for you and your kids to make a puppet stage out of an up-cycled kleenex box.

So, here's to Sisters!
The biological siblings and also the blogging bffs ;)

Cheers!
-CK

47 comments:

Dawna said...

Happy Sits Day!

Dawna
http://akissandapeck.blogspot.com

LatteJunkie said...

Happy SITS Day! I'm really liking what I am seeing :)

LJ

BlackEyedDog said...

Happy SITS Day =)

xoxo

Broot said...

Happy SITS Day! :) I need to check out the doll's hair and cupcake house. :)

Tina said...

Happy SITS day!

Making It Work Mom said...

Happy SITS Day! I can't wait to check out some of your stuff!

Donna said...

Happy SITS Day!

Gaspegirl said...

Happy SITS day... what a lovely blog you have here! Don't mind if I snoop around do you?!

Make it a great day!

Katherines Corner said...

Happy SITS day, sending hugs and wishes for a fabulous weekend! Your blog is terrific!

WhisperingWriter said...

Happy SITS Day to you!!

Shell said...

Yay for your SITS day! Congrats, girls!

Susie said...

Congratulations on your SITs feature! I hope you enjoy your day in the sun:-)

Tara said...

Happy SITS Day!

Katherine said...

Happy SITS day. What a charming blog!

Charlotte said...

Awww, what a great blog you both have here. And as you said, I love that it keeps you connected even while on opposite ends of the country. Keep up the great work, girls! I'm your latest follower :)

Happy SITS day!!!!

Kelli said...

you gals are so talented! thanks for the download! i'll give it a try!

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

Happy SITS day! I'm really excited to look around even though I have no kids.

Everyday Mama said...

Happy SITS day!! I love crafts and am looking forward to following your site and trying them. Love the dollhouses!!

PatriciaD said...

Congrats on YOUR day!! Adorable site!! Love that you keep in touch with your blog...maybe I need to include my sisters in my site, too!

Losing Brownies said...

Happy SITS day!!

Jenn Erickson said...

CK, Becka, CONGRATULATIONS! I was so excited to see your lovely faces featured on SITS today! I think it's wonderful that you've always shared a creative bond, and that you so generously share you talent and inspirations with the rest of the world!

Perhaps someday you'll relaunch "Modern Zoo" as an ezine extension of your blog?

I hope your SITS day is a smashing success!!!

Warmest wishes,
Jenn/Rook No. 17

carrieonwards said...

That picture is awesome! Reminds me of my favorite elementary school outfits!!! The brighter and more floral-patterned the better!!!

Margaret Almon said...

Happy SITS Day! Your creativity is awesome! And your blog so welcoming to the SITStahs, with the pdf download and tutorial.

Life With Captain Fussybuckets said...

you girls are sooo talented! I love it!

Fish said...

some comment love on your SITS day :) off to stalk your blog :)

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! So happy to find a new creative blog to read - I love the inspiration and DIY fun.

Peace,
Michelle @ http://greenearthbazaar.com ~fellow SITS Girl. ;)

The Falconer's Wife said...

Happy SITS day! I admire your courage in posting an old photo :)

The BabbyMama said...

Congrats on your SITs day! I'm not a mega crafter - lately there hasn't been time - but I look forward to being inspired by you two!

Mary said...

Hey, congrats on your SITS day!!! Two sisters sharing a blog, that sounds like so much fun - and from all the way across the country! My two children were adopted from Romania so I really sat up when I read you'd worked there. Your blog is very attractive and lots of fun - keep up the good work! I "followed" you too ;)

Melissa Kline said...

Happy SITS day!!! I am completely inspired by your talent, creativity and beautiful blog. Such cute ideas! You two are AMAZING!!! :)

~Melissa
Reflections on Writing

Liz said...

You both are awesome, creative, and have a fantastic blog! You so deserve this SITS day. Congrats!

Katrina said...

Happy SITS Day! Let me say congratulations on this very artsy site I don't an ounce of this talent or creativity & live for someone else to do it for me. Thanks so much!

Jill said...

Love those outfits!

Happy SITS Day!

misssrobin said...

Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it's everything you've been wishing for.

This is a very cute blog. I love the idea of working with your sister in such a fun way. Enjoy your time in the spotlight.

yulz said...

Congratulation ~

Happy SITS day =)such a beautiful art.. wonderful blog ~

Jenny said...

grats on your SITS day :D your site is so cute, and your work is adorable! :D

Grams said...

Congratulations on your SITS day. I'll be back to look around in a few days.

April said...

Happy SITS day!! Your creations are so cute-and I love the story about you and your sister when you were little. I relate. I wrote a newspaper (my dog had a column in it, btw) and distributed it around. I even set up a mail system so my family could write in.

Shan said...

The story is precious! What amazing talent. :) Way to go girls!

Amy @ babybabylemon said...

Happy SITS Day! Wandering over late, can't wait to look around.

Kimberly said...

Happy SITS day! Excited to see what all you have here!

Bev said...

Stopping by from sits. You have an adorable blog.

Autumn Twig said...

adorable family, great blog :)

Kristy said...

You guys are amazing with all of your ideas!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Happy SITS day! Love your childhood fashion sense, why can't we all be so carefree and embracing of bright, bold colours? :)

Classy Career Girl said...

Love the photos! Happy SITS day!

Nocturnal Queen said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

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