Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring Top Week

Pin It Now! Ok folks, you have less than one week left to submit your entries for Made by Rae's Spring Top Week contest! Here are the three tops I entered.

I call this one the Pintuck Peasant Top. Original design by me, inspired by my maternity moomoo, which I still love, love, love to wear. Cotton/Linen blend fabric (from Joann's).

I made a floor length linen skirt to go with it... and of course I'm a sucker for matching mother/daughter outfits, so Ashlyn got an outfit as well.

Let's simply call this one the Sky Top. It's blue, it's frilly and I'm really not in the mood to rack my brain for a better name. Original design by me. Cotton/Lycra blend fabric in aqua with grey contrast stitching. Thinking of offering this style in my shop... we'll see.

And finally, the Darling Top in black linen, featuring a peter pan collar, linen rose and gathered empire waist. Another original design by me, inspired by my friend's grandma's moomoo. You must think I'm obsessed with moomoos. Well I am. Have you ever worn one? Heaven.

Happy Sewing

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Easter Pics

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I've been getting requests for some updated pictures of the kids, particularly baby Tess. Sadly, it seems I take less pictures the more kids I have. We have a ton of baby pictures of Denny, a decent amount of Ashlyn, but hardly any of Tess. It's too bad because Tess is a stinkin' cute chubster of a baby.

Word of advice... don't show up late to an Easter egg hunt... not even two minutes. I know this, but I just keep underestimating how much longer it takes to pack up 3 kids to go on an outing. Hence, we were late for our neighborhood egg hunt and Denny didn't get any eggs. I was proud of him though... being a good sport, he just shrugged it off. Anyhoo, so we went home and did a little egg hunt in our backyard.

I'm so proud of Denny and Ashlyn... they adore their little sister and are so sweet and gentle with her. It's so cute how delicate they are with her... they always ask me beforehand if they can give her a hug. Then when they do, they give her an "air hug" barely touching her. Where did they learn that from? I don't know, but it's so cute and make me smile :)

Tess is such a good baby and a rock star eater. She weighed in at 14 lbs 3 oz at her 2-month check-up. I'm loving all those rolls!