February 14, 2010


Our gorgeous girl, who makes busyness out of every minute of her days, is two. A strong head and gentle heart, she is inseparable from her brother, the other pea in her pod. She will be the little girl bringing home the strays pleading can we keep it, can we keep it? And of course we will because it is very hard to say no to her little face and her brown eyes. She is already so aware of her power to persuade and the effect she has on people she encounters.

A few weeks ago I saw this illustration over at flossy-p. Titled Wilderness, it spoke of Ellie. Her bravery, her gentleness, her stubbornness and her peace. Our girl who mothers her teds with such tenderness, who can bait her brother beyond distraction, who butts heads with me countless times each day and who melts her father's heart with a glance epitomises this girl. It was the perfect picture to hang above her big girl bed.

Miss Ellie, Happy Birthday. You are the joy of our joyfulness.

PS The other handmade gift Missy received this birthday was this sweet dress made by Sophie from Barefoot Babes


  1. Happy birthday to your sweet girl!

  2. She looks so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this, i love it.

  3. Happy birthday gorgeous Ellie - Monique that was a lovely post to read. Hey did you make that awesome birthday cake?

  4. Happy Birthday gorgeous girl! Love the cake Monique - that is very, very clever. And well done on snaffling that Flossy-P work. Gorgeous. xxx

  5. Hi Monique.. so lovely to read all your ramblings..I tried to ramble to you on e-mail...is it down?
    Anyway, enjoy your kids and the precious time you have with them.
    Carrie from a cold and wet England!!

  6. hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day! http://kantahanan.blogspot.com/

  7. Happy Birthday Ellie!

    p.s. so glad you like your picture, and that it speaks to you in that way. I'm quite chuffed!