Monday, June 28, 2010

Pink Mod Dress

Introducing the beginning of my etsy line of mod dresses!  Here’s to the first of many. This fabric is so cute I want to wash the dress everyday so Eli can wear it over and over again. You can view my etsy listing here.

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Here is the fun game JW and Eli discovered on Father’s Day. Fortunately for me, Eliana is not aware that Mama is physically able to jump over her many many times.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Nana la Fútbolera

Flashy + Fútbol = Fabuloso!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010


I am amazed that given responsibilities even a 16  month old can rise up to the task!

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Lil Miss Thing decided it would be funny to spill her milk, so Big Miss Mama decided it would be even funnier to ask her to clean up her mess! By Jove! She did it!   And thanks to Dada, Eliana knows what, “Oh, oh, missed a spot!”, means! So beware if you are ever cleaning in her presence.

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Here is Eli modeling my etsy order that is getting shipped today!

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Eli is rejoicing with me that we got the order completed!!   And I do mean we.  Because while I sew Eliana has to entertain herself and sometimes she would rather I stop sewing!

When I sew…I yada yada yada the Lord is my Shepherd. In case you don’t sew, sewing is a maddening craft!  The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result…I sew and sew and sew expecting to become a fabulous seamstress!! I guess I’m not insane because I am learning and improving. Glory to God for the art of creating….and for this tiny God-made creation.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Eli la Frijolera

Someone has convinced Eliana that black beans are chocolate frosting….

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She even likes her animal crackers with beans!

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Let me count the ways…

This gorgeous sunflower belongs to one of our neighbors.  It has been begging me to take its picture all week and this weekend I finally did.  I ♥ you camera.

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Here it is zoomed out, it is as  big as Eli’s head!

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Eli’s besito to the dolphin, I ♥ you No. 3

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Here was JW hard at work in our soon-to-be garden. 

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He got s-w-e-a-t-y!

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Because you make ice look beautiful, I ♥ you No. 5…

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  For capturing Eli’s 1st Owie, I ♥ you No. 6…

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For being quick enough to capture a picture of Eli & me. I ♥ you No.7, let the counting continue!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Little Blue Dress

For the record I am not responsible for this dress! My mom made it when Eli was little bitty and now it fits! I love it and I will have to learn to make it because it seems like a great thing to wear on a 95 degree day. Eli is learning to rock this week!

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What feels better than a breeze in your dress?

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Eliana is thanking the tree for oxygen.

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Peek-a-boo! This was seconds before she took off down the driveway.

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Unfortunately we got ice cream on our pretty dress…fortunately we have Shout!

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

We are back in business!


We got a new camera! Praise God!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Memory Disk is Lost

The prime suspect in the crime is pictured below weeks before the disappearance.   Eliana Liz was last spotted with the disk in hand while running through the living room. Upon interrogation, the suspect refused to cooperate and only insisted on her innocence by batting her notoriously charming eyelashes.  A reward of 10 animal crackers is being offered to anyone who provides information leading to the discovery of the disk. Ms. Liz is being closely monitored until the disk is found.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Burnt Orange Bloomies

Regardless of where Eli decides to go to college, I hope she will enjoy cheering on her parents’ alma mater. And like any good Longhorn lady fan, she is learning that pearls are a part of the package! These are actually the Mervyn’s pearls my mom bought me for my 7th grade dance! In which no boy asked me to dance! Boo hoo!  I remember wanting to dress just like Cindy Crawford for the dance. I had my mom make me a black sheath dress. But I ended up looking more like Audrey Hepburn because the dress was actually a boat-neck dress and the pearls closed the deal on the 50’s look. I was the only girl with a black dress! At the time floral dresses were all the rage, but I wanted to be different! Some things never change! This necklace is 17 years old and I love that Eli loves to wear it! I think she will have no trouble getting dances from boys though…

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This is my 3rd pair of ruffly blooms I’ve sewn and even though they are pretty laborious,  once I’ve  ruffled, I just can’t go back! Life is just prettier with ruffles.

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Here is a good backside shot of the bloomers. I am now making these to sell at my etsy shop!  I am slowly opening my etsy shop again, but this time around I want to sew baby sew! Soon I want to offer these bloomers in different fabrics but for now they are only available in burnt orange.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ladybug Dress for the Babybug

The lovely Abigail turned 1 last Friday and since she is a ladybug and had a ladybug party…there was only one thing to make for her: a ladybug dress…and tutu…and matching tank top…and bow! This is a picture of the creation process before it got ugly! I am stitching the ladybug spots in place.

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Here is my model and muse making sure the tutu will fit Abigail.

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Here is Eliana waiting for Jimmy to cut her pelo! Her last cut was in December!

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Here is the Time Freezer Domestic Goddess Kim! She is joyfully frosting one of her homemade cakes for Abi’s big day.

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While Abigail patiently waits for her Mama to finish. Abigail is a Mama’s girl! And she also likes to dress-up. Eliana and Abigail have a lot in common!

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Here is the finished chocolate ladybug cake and the homemade piñata full of M&Ms and Snickers!

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This cake was my fave.  It was a carrot cake with cream cheese icing. Fortunately we got sent home with cake, unfortunately Eliana and I had to split it.

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Here is the proud Mama & Baby. Abi’s birthday dress was also made by Kim! It isn’t fair that Kim can freeze time!

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Eliana and Abigail talk spots.

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Time for dress-up! Tio Edson in the back figuring out how to hang the piñata…

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Here is Cousin Edson and Eli in the pool. Well actually Edson is signing ‘water’ while Eli gives someone a very interesting look…

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Here is Abi in her tutu and tank while Eli inspects the fit.

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Someone get this babybug some aphids!

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This moment is why I sew!