Thursday, November 26, 2009
A family photo session with the amazingly talented Rachel Richter. Rachel is based in Brisbane, but is doing sessions on selected dates across the country next year...and yes, she is coming to Adelaide as well! Ive been seriously thinking about having some proffesional family portraits done, and if I could choose a photographer whos style I just adore, it would definately be either Rachel or the gorgeous Katie (jumping on that plane yet Katie????) hence my excitement about this. Both these girls manage to catch such natural and beautiful portraits of children and families...the images that you know you will cherish for a lifetime.
In true Christmas spirit Im spreading the word, because if I dont win it, I would be stoked if it was someone I knew that did!!! Go and get your entries in, you know you want to!!!!
Oh and did you notice the new little blog button in the side bar? Ive joined up with Cars Advent blog along - so you will be (hopefully) seeing a post a day from me - 1st - 24th Dec - sharing all that wonderful Christmasssy stuff!!! ahhhhhhhhh I love Christmas! If you want to join up too (the more the merryer!) just click on the button and it will take you to her blog.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Yesterday on our walk to pick up Isaac from kindy, Jazz and I popped into the local op shop. I was after a pillow case to make another little dress, but a cute polka dot skirt grabbed my attention as soon as I walked in. My mind started ticking over....surely it couldnt be too hard to turn a ladies skirt into a very cute little girls dress? With this aim in mind I found a second funky skirt and handed over my $4 (which included three more tupperware tumblers - gotta love a true op shop bargain!)
After a few hours fiddling around, designing, cutting, sewing, unpicking (LOL),
I turned this skirt...
into this pretty little dress...
complete with zip up back
and matching head band
into this funky little number...
hehehehe, it reminds me of something out of an Austin Powers movie :)
Today I had the absolute pleasure of getting to take some photos of a gorgeous 38 1/2 week pregnant belly. Here are a couple of quick edits for you Nell.....
thank you so much for letting me take these for you...you really do have a beautiful pregnant glow about you, you look fantastic! I cant wait to meet your precious little one!
Monday, November 23, 2009
On Thursday you turned four, it really is a new phase in your life. You started pre entry at Kindy this term, its a two hour session on Monday mornings. You are really loving it. Its nice for you to finally have something just for you, and Im really enjoying being able to spend a little girly time with Jacinta. Next year you will go for two full days a week - and as peaceful as it is, Im sure I will miss your constant chatter, and the funny little conversations we have during our day.
Its lovely that you are still into the things that other kindy kids enjoy, cars, trucks, sandpits, Thomas, Dora, pretend play, singing and stories. I was concerned that you would move past these things too quickly having two much older brothers, but you seem to have found your place and are quite happy to just be four!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Oh lovely owl quilt. Is the very thing in scrapbooking papers this year. I just love the red.
The dress is so cute. You should sell them.
My little girl would look very cute in that dress too.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Well I think Tania has nailed it. This is the first ever quilt she has made, and she did an awesome job. Thank you so much - Jazz and I think its just perfect.
I love the fabric selections, they are very prety, and the little matching pillow is so cute!
It got the seal of approval...the 'twins' got covered up and kissed goodnight straight away.
My swap partner was Esther (& Beth) After seeing her gorgeous quilts I was SO nervous about making a quilt for her, but I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. The piecing and quilting are a bit wonky in places, but I hope they dont mind too much! After all the sneek peeks Ive shared, here is the quilt I made....
postal details at some stage, so I can send a little crafty goodness your way sometime in the next year!