Sunday, July 31, 2011

We have revers rollover

Either its a fluke or we will be seeing it more often but Eliza went back to tummy on Friday night. This only makes me want to count down the days until safety gate jungle appears. What will she do next?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


For years I have always envied those who could sew. When I was little, I would try and make little bear clothes. They were pretty rough and simplistic. Later on, I used fabric glue. From that point on, sewing to me was "Where's the glue gun."

Recently, I was given some cute thin receiving blankets. Since I never really swaddled Eliza, the idea of having them made into a quilt came to mind. Only problem was I didn't have the resources or talent to achieve this task and it would be too much to ask someone else to make it for a nominal fee.

Yet after talking with my mother and casually mentioning to folks about a sewing machine, I had two machines in my possession! These events then justified a trip to Joanne's Fabric where I looked like a deer in the headlights. I was so out of my usual element. One of the sales associates had to hold my hand and take me to all the aisles where my supplies lay.

After getting a verbal overview from another sewing person on making a quilt, I took to the new machine for the first time. After threading the blasted needle countless times, busting a needle, cutting up the blankets in 5" squares and also tending to Eliza's needs I actually had two strips sewn and put together! Stitch lines were not always the most prettiest and straight, but somehow they got the job done with out showing looking all that noticeable.

Friday, July 22, 2011


How wonderful it is to be blessed with hand me downs for little girls. Yet at times I feel a little overwhelmed to all of them when it comes to trying to get every fibers worth of wear out of them. Then I have a mother who loves to shop and sends care packages with new choices. This kid has more label clothing than her mommy! What is going to stink is when the weather changes up here and the easy cute spring/summer outfits in her current size range just won't cut it when it comes to the winters we have. Changing a diaper will take X number of minutes more to accomplish.....not including the snow suit. Makes me wish I still lived in San Diego (kinda).

Mr. G wants a boy. I would love to have another girl for the fact that I want to get another round in with these threads. I doubt I'll convince my little boy that pink is the new blue.


Studio love/hate relationship

So as much as its nice to have my own studio gear to do these shoots....I have to say its a pain to do. I have to lug, setup, break down and process all on my own. At times I think to myself,"Just go to Sears or Picture people and just be the mommy." If only it didn't come with the expensive price tag. But after all the work has been poured in, I am usually happy with the results. Here are a few of my favorites :)