Archive for November, 2009

I was given exactly 12 seconds to celebrate the gift of 61 degrees… that’s how long it lasted before someone felt it was necessary to tell me we’re scheduled for our first snow this week. AWESOME!

That was sarcasm… Brandon would have explained that to you, but he’s not here. He is on the ball when it comes to sarcasm, that kid. Brace yourself for what will likely be the last outdoor photos of the year. Spring will be here soon… spring will be here soon.

This entry is also filed in the sewing category because I did make the floral dress that Bailey is wearing. Unfortunately my calculated “was this fabric prewashed” risk did not pay off and the skirt is a bit short. The dress will still look adorable with jeans, but it will have to stand alone without the scrumptious suede boots that this dress insisted be worn with it.

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Photography and the business of photography have consumed me for 2 years, not leaving time for many other hobbies or creative pursuits. Due to what we will call the “Alien Bee Bulb Incident of 2009” my camera and I have been spending some time apart, which has given me some extra time to discover new things and rediscover the old.

For $5 I picked up a bread machine that was churning out bread when I was still in high school (read: they don’t make ’em like they used to). I’m still waiting for an apology for the eye-rolling reaction I received when I brought it home, but it has earned its (very large) space on my counter. The kids enjoy the science project that is every loaf and I’ve been baking up a storm with all the awesome recipes at allrecipes.com . More cinnamon rolls are definitely in order!

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My sewing machines have found their way home to my table and the mess has returned… along with it my very first completed project in close to 2 years. Not quite sure yet how I feel about picking up where I left off with a whole new set of patterns to trace, but Bailey truly appreciates what I’ve made for her. It’s so much more rewarding than sewing clothing for a baby who outgrows everything in 3 months and has no concept of the work that went into the item.

The Farbenmix Cara that I just finished tracing will be my next project, but I can already tell that I’ve forgotten half of what I used to know about sewing. This little Ottobre set was practically destroyed several times by my seam ripper before I finally remembered the correct order for sewing up the seams.

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