friday photo share

This week’s photo share is toddler A and a whole lot of blueberries. We headed out to Reich’s Blueberries to pick blueberries with the in-laws yesterday morning. Read more…

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purple lucille top

Here’s yet another top I sewed quite a while back but am just getting around to posting it. This was my second time working on the Lucille Top. Read more…

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catching up with project pearl: july 2014

In the last week, I’ve had two photography sessions for Project Pearl. Last week, I took several photos of foster animals in the program, which takes in animals for medical care. And on Sunday, I had my normal monthly session at Forsyth County Animal Shelter. Read more…

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friday photo share: 16 months

I’ve missed a few weeks of Friday / Saturday photo shares, and I’m hoping to get back on schedule. Here’s toddler A, now 16 months old. Time flies, as do the numb er of skills that a toddler acquires. A has gotten very interested in books lately, her favorite books all containing dogs. She’s also gotten more interested in climbing, playing with balls, and eating like a big kid with utensils and cups. With this new independence has also come more stubbornness when she doesn’t get what she wants. It’s fun to see her grow up, but it’s happening so fast! Here are a few photos from a recent trip to Hanes Park.

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work in progress

I’ve been working on a quilt for what seems like forever, but in actuality I just took a break from sewing for life and all those fun things that come with growing a baby. Anyways, my friend Lauren of BASTE + GATHER recently published a free quilt pattern and I wanted to try it out. I made a few modifications to the pattern based on the fabric bundle I picked up. Here’s a sneak peak. It may not be the most perfect quilt, but it’s my first and already looking better than my previous failed attempt. Stay tuned for the final finished quilt as well as more details about it.



Did you notice I’ve been a bit behind in blogging? In a couple of recent posts I’ve mentioned my blogging schedule would be scaled back a bit because of “life”. Read more…

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oliver & s hat

Here’s another oliver + s little things to sew project I sewed a while back when it was colder out. Read more…


friturday photo share: spaghettio monster

Here’s toddler A in her weekly photo share. Read more…

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how does your garden grow?

Over the weekend, I grabbed my macro lens to photograph the latest in our garden. Read more…

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oliver & s mittens

I’ve been a bit behind on blogging and sewing lately, busy with a few personal things and photography. A while back, I picked up the oliver + s little things to sew book (non autographed) after I had heard great reviews. Read more…

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friturday photo share: 15 months

Another Saturday has rolled around and I intended to get a photo out of toddler A yesterday, so here it is a “Friturday” photo share. Tomorrow marks 15 months for toddler A. Read more…


project pearl: may visit

I finally caught up with Project Pearl a little over a week ago for a regular session. My last couple of sessions had been canceled due to limited volunteer staff and limited animals available to photograph, so it was great to get back. Read more…


friturday photo share: memorial day

I intended to share this photo yesterday, but am a day late (Fri-Saturday photo share). Here’s toddler A enjoying a swim on Memorial Day. Read more…


blog break & preview of tess

I’ve been taking a bit of a break from my normal blogging schedule and plan to for a couple more weeks. I’ve been busy with sessions and life! Read more…

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friday photo share: 1.25 years

I skipped a whole week of blogging! Oops. I’ve been busy with sessions and life so I didn’t get a chance to blog the last week. Today I bring you my weekly photos of toddler A, hanging out a the park. Read more…

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kid session in naperville

A while back, I photographed toddler “l” (although he looks older than 2.5 here) during a trip to Naperville, IL. He was mostly cooperative and happy to hang out with his mom during the session. Read more…

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infinity scarf: purple wool and juvenile print

It seems like forever ago that I made this infinity scarf from a simple pattern I found online, the same one used here. The pattern requires 2 yards of each fabric, a purple wool coating and a juvenile knit, both from Joann’s. Two 11 inch strips are cut from each fabric and sewn together first right side together, then the ends are sewn together. It’s a simple pattern and great for beginners. I picked the wool coating since it’s tightly stitched and provides great warmth, and the juvenile knit as a fun option to match with the purple. I bought the fabric almost six months ago from today, so I’m not sure it’s in season at this point.

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friday photo share: park time

I never understood why parents gave their child’s age in months after the child was older than a year, but now I understand it more. Toddler “A” is no longer just a year, and she’s not a year and a half – neither of those ages accurately represent the milestones that she’s going through. So, she’s 14 months, as of yesterday! Read more…

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jc raulston arboretum wedding

Last fall, I was the second shooter for Vanessa of Vanessa L Photography at the JC Raulsten Arboretum. The weather and lighting was beautiful for this outdoor wedding. Read more…

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summer of soleil pattern tour

I met Lauren a long while back when I lived in Salt Lake City, pre-baby times! I was excited to be one of her Soleil Dress Testers. Read more…