November 30, 2011

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a few of my favorites (that didn't make the christmas card) from our little family photo day.

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it was very last minute.
as in, outfits were thrown together within minutes.
someone showered.
someone didn't.
dirty hair curls better anyway.
right?

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we did this during cash's nap time.
he was a wild man.
i love this picture of chad chasing him.
that's life with a 2 year old.

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this little guy is such a mommy's boy.
i wouldn't change it for the world.

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i melt.

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the following weekend, i took pictures of my sister's family.
trying to take pictures of a 2 year old
and a 1 year old
together?

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nearly impossible.

November 28, 2011

11.28.11

my first quilt**

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i made this simple, scrappy quilt for a college friend of chad's first born baby.
could you follow that?
he was also a groomsman in our wedding.
a sweet little girl named landri.
how cute is that name?

you'll see in the image below how i stitched her name into the quilt.

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i can't take all the credit.

my mom helped me with the quilting part.
she has a long arm quilting machine that made it a breeze.
she also stitched on the binding.

do i see quilting in my future?
not so much.
i did enjoy making it.
i loved the finished product.
and the satisfaction that it brought.
however, i need quicker results.

a quilter i am not.
i'll leave that to you, mom.

**i maybe shouldn't call this my first quilt. my first quilt was made when i was in grade school. my cousin, shannon, and i taped (yes, scotch taped) together pieces of scrap fabric, trim, and photographs of ourselves. it was not pretty, but beautiful in its own sense. i think my mom may still have this piece of art? somewhere??

November 25, 2011

11.25.11

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cash dean - 2 years

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mira mae - 2 years

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lincoln daniel - 4 weeks

go big red.

November 19, 2011

11.19.11

my first 1z2z.designs show is in the books.
and i'm exhausted.
i went from zero inventory to show time
in three weeks.

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it was held in a gorgeous venue.
a little coffee shop
in stromsburg.

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i invited my high school friend to join me.
she also has a two year old.
a sweet little p 3 months younger than cash.
she gets to sew for girls.
all those fabulous dresses...she made.
check out her etsy shop here.

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five years ago we would have laughed in your face if you told us
we would be married
with children
living (her)/working (me) in our hometown
and sewing!!!

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it was interesting to me to see what sold
and what i brought home.

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i'm doing another holiday open house on tuesday.

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what's left will be listed in my etsy shop.
right now it's empty.
but check back...hopefully soon.

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all of these ruffled key fobs?
came home with me.
every.single.one.
i guess people didn't get what they were??
oh well...

p.s. if you notice things look pretty wonky around here, i'm trying to diy a redesign of this little blog. this could get crazy.

November 10, 2011

11.10.11

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anyone else think these two could be twins, maybe brother and sister?

despite their similar features and 4 month age difference,
their personalities could not be farther apart.

cash (the older of the two) is a softy.
a bit timid.
a careful observer.
he likes his space.
he likes to warm up to people a little while.

mira is an adventurer.
she's brave.
she wakes up ready to take on the day.
ready to play.

chad likes to describe them in relation to lighting.
[always construction analogies]
mira has an on/off switch.
she's awake or asleep.
cash runs more on a dimmer.
at their brightest, they both are wild, loud 2 year old cousins.

my wish is that you two will always be best friends.
for there is nothing better in this world than family.

cash and mira.
november 2011.