20 August 2009

So much going on right now...

The countdown has begun....FIVE MORE DAYS until school starts. No more children running around for days at a time wearing only their swim suits, no more trips to the pool, no more sleeping in or staying up late. My youngest starts preschool this year two days a week and I am trying very hard to grasp the concept. And at best I am failing. Seems like just a short time ago I was changing her diapers...now she has gone and grown up and all I did was blink. We will see how I do on the first day that my house is void of little voices, girlie screams, and toys cluttering every step I take.

On a scrappy note, I was flabergasted to see that my distressing techniques were highlighted on the SCRAPBOOK TRENDS BLOG! I didn't even know it was going to be there...thankfully an online friend pointed it out for me. :)

There has been a big development here for me and it's big. As you probably already know, I have a deep seeded love of photography. I have become quite obsessed with my camera and capturing all the candid moments of my children's lives. So I decided to take it just one step further. I am starting my own photography business!! This is soo incredibly exciting for me, yet at the same time soo nerve racking. I am a pretty shy and reserved person, so this new venture will require me to step up my game. A LOT!! And right now I welcome that change :) I have started a facebook page for the business called Life's Moments if you would like to check it out! If any of you reading this are close enough to me in Iowa and would like pricing information, just send me a message!

And if that weren't enough to consume my life....well it isn't....I have always wanted to try sewing the smock dresses for the girls. I love the look of the pillowcase dresses you are seeing everywhere so I thought I would give it a try. I am definitely not a pro at sewing so I needed something EASY to NOT frustrate me! I whipped up these dresses for the girls in literally like 3 hours tops!

Then of course we had to have a photo shoot :) It was already 8pm so it was almost dark here, but the girls had a blast trapsing around in their new dresses.

I think I might have to make a few more! And both of these dresses were recycled! That's the best part...no buying material. Just took two of my old dresses
that I will never wear again, cut off the bottom, and there you have it! It is pretty simple once you get over the fear of screwing it up :)


Keisha said...

love the dresses!!!

doris said...

oh wow. that is totally cool!

gotta check out the pretty girls in their new dresses when i get home. the pics don't show up at work. darn firewalls.

scrappinhero said...

ummm about the SBT..it's cuz you RAWK!!!! Love those dress's you are just thrifty!


jonaks said...

you really are an artist!!! those dresses are great.