Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Little Girl!

That's right - Melo is 2 today!

She's becoming a big girl right before my eyes! Everyone asks, can you believe she's 2 already?! My immediately answer is usually, 'no I can't believe how time has flown by'. But really - I can believe it.

It has been a very full 2 years. Filled with fun and laughter! Cries of a baby now turned into cries and whines of a toddler. She's learned a lot. We've learned a lot.

We are excited to see her learn and grow even more this year.
Happy Birthday Sweet Daughter of Ours!

ps. The adorbs skirt in the picture, is the market skirt you'll find here, from super talented Dana from MADE. She is constantly pumping out awesome tutorials and tips!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Photo Challenge - Motherhood

Not only do we want to share our creations with others we want them to look as pretty as possible. And ESPECIALLY if they are on our favorite subjects, our kiddos! And that means better pictures!

I'm in constant awe of all the amazing photos I come across on the web, and seeing photographers with such an eye for art through their lens. It's great to see their vision unfold in wonderful shots. My cousin Melanie with Room 118 photography being one of them!

I started reading I Heart Faces blog a while ago and have learned a lot about photography and have been inspired by both amateur and professional photographers. What an awesome resource and a great way to connect.

This weeks challenge is on Motherhood. This picture was taken of me and Melody last year on my very first Mother's Day. I love it. It's actually one of a set of many that I posted here.

So I'm submitting this photo to the challenge this week!

Yesterday I didn't get any pictures of Melody's and I together, but as I posted yesterday, I was able to spend the day with my mom as well, which was awesome.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I'm so happy to be spending today with my Mom who is in town helping me out, while husband is in New Orleans. Yesterday we took Melo into Durham and took some '2-year' pics. She did great! Here is one of my favs of Melo and my Mom.

My Brother and the girls are on their way to our house now, so it will be nice being all together (minus my dad). But hopefully we will ALL be together soon enough!

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mom's that are in my life, and to all the fantastic Bloggy Mom's that give me inspiration and make me laugh everyday!

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bias tape - We are starting to be friends

Bias tape. Love it and hate it. Love the clean finish and look, and it's many uses. What I don't like is that when I am trying to do a quick simple project (which bias tape is good for), I end up standing at the ironing board FOREVER making this stuff.

I think every day I come across another giveaway for the Simplicity bias tape maker, entering each one, secretly wishing I will win, because I don't want to spend $70 for another piece of equipment in my (walls are closing in on me) sewing room.

So I finally went out and picked up a couple of these Clover bias tape makers

Let me preface this by saying this is not a tutorial. That would be lame, since the directions are on on the packaging! Just wanted to give you my 2 cents on what I thought!

You have to snip the end of your fabric strip at an angle and use a seam ripper to pull it through. Very easy. Then you just pull the bias tape maker back with the iron following closely.

Yes it was easy. Yes I will use these for now on. And no I do not have one of those pretty ironing board covers made out of designer fabrics. I wish. My board is so beat up, I just draped a piece of fabric over it, to hide the embarrassing site. Thinking about making a cover soon though.

This was fairly quick. I used an old brown t-shirt, and leftover Jessica Levitt fabric I had from Melody's 1st b-day dress.

Anyone one else making friends with bias tape?