One of the goals on my 101 in 1001 list was to sew myself an apron, and I'm proud to say that I can cross this goal off the list (as of February, actually). Not only was this my first "big" sewing project—big compared to the few simple pillows or curtains I've made over the years—but as far as I can remember this is my very first apron. I used a thicker home decor fabric because I didn't want the apron to be thin and frumpy, but I'm not sure that was the best idea. I think the apron turned out a little too stiff, so I just need to wash it a dozen times or wear it in somehow. I love the cheerful fabrics, though, and I'm amazed that I made all of those ruffles.
After the apron, I decided to make a yoga bag to hold my mat, which turned out super cute, and then I took a big leap... I decided to make a purse. I got through 3/4 of the directions, to the point where I had to put the inside and the outside of the purse together, and I failed miserably. Again, I used a home decor fabric for a sturdier purse, and the purse became too thick to work with toward the end. A different style of purse may have worked better with the thicker fabric, and after I stuck a finger with a pin for the 100th time I threw in the towel. Sadly, I haven't touched my sewing machine since then, but I have been spending my time on other creative things. There are still more sewing projects I want to do for the house, so hopefully I'll get back to my machine soon.
What projects have you done recently? I'd love to hear about them in the comments.
Our second session of the July 4th weekend was with our friends Kellie and Dave. They wanted some images to celebrate their second wedding anniversary, and we were so happy to join the celebration. They are such a cute couple and the sweetest people—just see how Dave looks at Kellie and you'll understand. Check out a couple images from our session, and I'll have more for you next week.
Over the holiday weekend, we spent some time with our good friends Scott, Mary Ellen, and Josh. We don't see them nearly enough, so it was surprising to see how much Josh had grown. He's a big two-year-old now, doing things on his own—like going down slides!—with a mind of his own, too. We met up at a local park and let Josh run wild. We did intervene for a surprise birthday treat, though, from a little cakery in downtown Burlington.
While I'm recuperating from our holiday and sorting through the weekend's sessions, here's a post I've been holding onto for too long waiting for the right words. It's about time I show more images from sweet Lila's eight-month session.
Lila's session was our first of spring, and it couldn't have gone better. The weather was fantastic (this was before "monsoon season" started), and Lila was just the happiest little gal. She was even sitting up on her own! It's been a joy seeing Maggie & Ryan over the last year and watching their little girl grow. If you haven't seen the posts yet, here are her newborn and three-month sessions. I can't wait for her first birthday in August—I better brainstorm some session ideas now!
Enjoy the stinkin' cuteness that is the [P] family.