Sweet Newborn

Another amazing photo shoot by Christina of Bees Knees Photography (in Belmont, NC). She’s an amazing photographer and I’m lucky enough to have her as my neighbor! Thanks for the shout out. The blanket and baseball hat (his dad is a baseball coach) were a gift that I made for another neighbor’s newborn grandson.

Bees Knees Photography

These are a preview of some newborn shots I took this past Sunday.  Isn’t he the most adorable little guy?? His big sister is quite proud of him too.  Such a sweet family!  Thank you to Maria Hartemann of Joyful Mama Designs for the blankets and the hat. Check out her site at joyfulmamadesigns.wordpress.com.

Christina

         

                           

 

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A Pokemon Party

My son had his 8th birthday party over the weekend. He wanted a Pokemon/Soccer party, so I made the cupcakes (in soccer ball wrappers and decorated them as Poke-balls (at least that’s what I call them…what are those things called?!?)

The little drawstring bags were kind of a last-minute decision and I quickly whipped up the Pokemon themed bags to put their party gifts (a pack of Pokemon cards) in.

I, for one, am all Pokied out, but I think the boys really loved the party so I guess it was worth it 🙂

Grow With Me Dresses and Tops

My mom and I laugh about it now, but when I was little, I used to get so frustrated when I would see something in the store that I wanted and my mom (being a very talented seamstress) would always say, “I could make that for you!” and then she would go on about how everything was so poorly made blah, blah, blah… 😉

Flash forward 30 years (what?! no!!!) and here I am finding myself doing the same thing! Yikes!!! About 3 years ago, I finally took out that sewing machine that my mom had given to me one Christmas. I had seen a couple of dresses that some of the little girls were wearing at my daughter’s pre-school and thought to myself, “I know that I could buy those in some of the local boutiques (for some ridiculous amount), but honestly, they don’t look like they would be too difficult to make!” I made my first pillowcase dress shortly after that…no pattern necessary 🙂

my daughter proudly modeling her first dress made by me back in 2009 (pardon the unprofessional photo!)

My niece. Same dress, 3 years later…professional photo 🙂

After seeing this picture, I realized that the 2 types of dresses that I make the most can both “grow with you” and go from dress to tunic top in just a matter of years! Another plus for me and for all the people who have received one of these dresses over the past few years. Here is a little reversible swing top dress that I made as a photo prop for my friend, Christina, of Bees Knees Photography www.beeskneesphotographync.com

Reversible swing top dress worn by a 1 year old (as a dress).

Same “dress” worn by Christina’s 3 year old as a top

And just for good measure. This was the first reversible dress that I ever made. Again, this was made over 2 years ago. Just thought I would show some then and now pictures with the same dress (that has held up quite nicely, I must say!).

My daughter when she was 3.

same dress, same child…2 years later 🙂