Just returned from vacation in Michigan. Had a wonderfully relaxing time and got alot of photography practice in. ;o) This is one of my favorites from my sister and future brother-in-law's "engagement session" on the beach at Lake Michigan. So different from a Florida beach!
Parker is turning 1 year old on Wednesday, I still can't believe it. I had all sorts of grand plans for her birthday but due to the fact that she doesn't nap 5 hours a day, most fell by the wayside. But this...the birthday crown from Amanda Soule's book The Creative Family was THE MOST IMPORTANT thing to me to make for her. I am so happy that I was able to actually get it made and I love how it turned out. I still remembered how to thread my sewing machine and I figured out some tricky (for me anyway!) felt piecing. There is one flower (very lopsided and Schoolhouse Rock-ish) for 1 year and the crown is meant to grow with her (for a few years at least) and I'll add a new flower each year.
I spent a couple different days cutting the felt pieces, but somehow I managed to sew the entire crown yesterday afternoon and evening. Parker took a long nap, Daddy helped watch her a bit and I finished the rest after she went to bed.
Yay for me! Hee!
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Our assignment was to pick a photo, work of art, etc. and use that as an inspiration jumping off point, while also incorporating last week's lesson on point of view. This website is where I got my inspiration - love their urban, colorful style. They also do a LOT of really cool post-processing, but I didn't go that far with my picture.
Here are a couple of outtakes that I also liked.
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Lobster Tacos. Oh my gosh. Possibly one of the most perfect things I have ever eaten.
Joe made me take a serious photo too but the camera battery died before I could upload it. I like this one the best anyway. ;o)
Enjoying our $50 bottle of wine - woo hoo! We were also finally spending our American Express gift card from Joe's work that was supposed to be in place of flying their long distance employees to the 2007 holiday party. Can you say splurge?
Delectable dessert - Semifreddo, cocoa nib brittle and milk chocolate chantilly. Soooo yummy.
It's been tough lately with the hours Joe is pulling for work so it was nice to finally have a date night out. I think we even found stuff to talk about besides Parker and Joe's latest consulting project. :o)
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