Thursday, July 28, 2011

Busy Summer

Wow...I said I wouldn't wait another two months to post, but it's been nearly that long.  We've been busy this summer and I just haven't been into blogging or taking very many pictures.  It's been SO hot here this summer that it's put a damper on a lot of Ana Kate's outdoor fun, so we've made the most of playing inside the past few weeks.

I've been doing a lot more sewing lately.  I made several pillows for Whitney's new house.  I also purchased a dress pattern from to make a knot apron dress for Ana Kate.  I was a bit scared to attempt it, but the pattern was SO easy to follow.  Check out the Little Lizard King shop on Etsy...she has lots of great patterns available for purchase.  Here are the two dresses I made for Ana Kate.

I made another tiny one for baby Amelia and I'm working on another one for my cousin's daughter Piper.  I didn't take a picture of the pillows I made for Whitney, I'll have to post them next time.

I also mentioned in one of my last posts that I had ordered a new camera bag/purse.  I have been using it for over a month now and I love it!  I can totally carry my camera AND my extra lenses along with my wallet, keys, lotion, lip balm, etc.  I even carry it when I don't want to take my camera with me because I love it so much!  If you are in the market for a camera bag that doesn't look like a camera bag, check out Kelly Moore bags...they are amazing! *

I haven't done many photo sessions lately, but a couple of weeks ago Whitney asked if I would take some photos of her and Josh and their new puppy Meeko.  I got several great shots, but here are just a few of my favorites.

My beautiful girl.

 Isn't Meeko adorable!

I just celebrated my birthday and couldn't decide what I wanted for a gift.  Doug got me 18 red roses and they were beautiful!  He said he never knows what to get me, so he went with flowers.  I don't really ever tell him what I want and I definitely don't really need anything.  But I recently have been looking at electronic cutting machines and decided I had to have one.  : )  So as of today I'm the proud new owner of a silhouette!  I just took it out of the box and got the software running, so I haven't played with it much.  I'll do an update with some completed projects sometime soon.  I'm excited to see what all it can do!

I took a few pictures of Ana Kate yesterday afternoon.  She was being silly posing (as usual), but I managed to get a few good ones.  She is such cutie!

 Can you see the mischief in her eyes....
 Giving me the pose I asked for, but somehow you can see she's not into it....
I'm thinking of starting up a new blog that focuses on sewing, knitting, photography, crafts, home decor, etc.  I'm not really sure what I'm going to do, but I don't want to clutter up this blog with all of that stuff.  I prefer to keep this as a journal primarily for Ana Kate (and our family) I'm still trying to figure out what I'll do.  We'll see.  : )

*Just a little disclaimer....I am in no way affiliated with Kelly Moore Bags and they have no idea who I am.  I just happen to love their bags!


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