Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Our Family

A portrait by Madison.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Dance Costumes 2009!

Madison AND Reagan are both in dance this year! I was asked to make dresses for Madison's Christmas dance. The song is about a doll who is in the repair shop, hoping she makes it home for Christmas. :)

The dance teacher surprised me when she said she wanted a Christmas dance costume in PINK!!! Yet, it still needed to be "Christmas-y". I found some great fabric for an overlay over the pink, and some DARLING beaded ribbon to add as an accessory!



With Hair Bows

Different view


9 little dresses hanging in a row

Pardon the food storage in the background. My sewing room shares an unfinished wall with the storage room, so for right now, this is as good of a shot I can get. :)

Monday, November 02, 2009

Growing Up but hopefully not growing apart...

Ive been struggling recently with Taylor and Jordan's relationship. They've always been so good to each other. I mean... they have their moments... they are brothers after all. But recently, Taylor has been "seeking his independence" from his younger brother. And it hurts.

Of course it's mostly the complaint that Jordan "hangs around" Taylor too much. But Taylor is such a great kid and Jordan just wants to follow. I don't want to force them to have a perfect relationship, but I can't seem to not involve myself either.

It's hard to watch them grow up, hoping they don't grow apart.

Meanwhile, I love these kiddos more than anything! Even when they're at odds with each other, how can you help but not love them to pieces?

Taylor 10, Jordan *almost 8*, Reagan 3, and Madison 5