since my new years resolution is to be more flakey, less ocd, it is fitting i am just now (two weeks into the sale) selling candy with emily. we are going to go gang busters the second half of the selling month so beware, you will see us hounding the neighbors soon. here is our first store sale, in the wind and rain, didnt last long but still managed to sell a bunch.
working on some future gifts and trying to "capture" the girls in a picture together. harder than it looks, someone is always clowning around, lots of goofiness, lots of grumpiness, pushing and shoving, whining, crying. who are these kids i wonder?
finally i give you the first pair of pants i have ever made. i tried to make them a tad bigger (the pattern was 3t) and here are the list of goofs i made: didnt make the legs wide enough when enlarging the pattern so they taper in too much at the ankle, one leg is wider than the other ( how the heck did i do that?), had to chop the top off, the crotch was way to low, overall these are too short (thank goodness they are just pajama bottoms).... lets see, what else? oh, sewed the inseams up incorrectly (sorta made a skirt at first) having to start over again.... there is seriously 4 steps to making these and i goofed on all 4! i am a totally "jump in feet first" kind of person and in sewing i guess thats just my style. i have it all figured out now, so you might be seeing more pajama bottoms soon. unless i jump into something else (i would bank on something else).
part of our christmas tradition was to give some recycled gifts... this tradition was started by my grandmother and continued with my parents....you know the story. anyways, emily was given my mother's older digital camera and she brought it with us to colorado. it was one of those things that needed a ton of batteries and then no one could find the cord to download the pictures (oh and it took forever to find the right photo card to use with it). poor thing kept hearing excuses for every little glitch that came up, i started wondering if it was worth all the trouble. somehow she needled all the right stuff to get up and running and she popped up everywhere snapping photos.
what a surprise it was to finally see what she had taken. she admitted getting help here in there, but for the most part these were all taken by her. we watched the photos downloading and she screamed out as each one came up, telling us where she took it and what she was aiming for. i was so taken aback and wowed by her great technique and style. here are a few and i will post more on flickr:
Decided my hacking cough needed some fresh air, did wonders! Laguna Beach is the most fabulous place i know, if i had millions, a house here would be in order. There are miles of rocky coves with quirky houses of all shapes and sizes clinging to the cliffs, tangled stairs leading to hidden beaches where you are sure to find a cave or two. Somehow the umbrella was left at home so three hours of sun was our max, an ice-cream for the ride home and we called it a day.
love this blog feature on flickr... check out some of these amazing photographers, places, people.
trying to give miss lizzie more one on one time, she is growing up so fast! we took a walk around the block and i tried to keep her to the "only one" principle of taking flowers...she was pretty aggressive!