Friday, January 30, 2009

Just Like Aunt Mary!

Yesterday I designed a baby version of my adult Skimmer T-Strap Ballet Flats pattern. They turned out so sweet; I made them to fit my daughter, Holland, rather than making the usual newborn size. This pattern is so easy to adjust and can fit baby age newborn to 12 mos +.

Holland just learned to walk and that makes these slippers extra special! When I tried them on her, she sat still so nicely for me and seemed so pleased! She just knew these were her special slippers...just like the ones I had made for her Aunt Mary...only smaller. :)
When I took photos of her wearing them, she was so good! I remember when she was a baby and she'd kick her feet so much, all the photos would turn out blurry. Now she seems to know that mommy is doing a "photo shoot" and sits still and enjoys having her picture taken. Now if only I could get her to smile instead of looking so serious! :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

At the Beach

We took our daughter to the beach for the first time this past weekend. It was beautiful, but Holland didn't think too much of it! The water was a little too cold for her and she didn't like the sand either. Maybe in another year she'll enjoy it better. :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

My Favorite Wedding Photo

We have just had a beautiful long weekend together as a family - my husband, my daughter and I. The weather has been gorgeous...well, a bit muggy...but we can't complain! Summer is so lovely here in New Zealand.
I was going through a few photos and found this one of our wedding - March 11, 2007. I crocheted the jacket I am wearing by hand and it took me a few months. It cost me $5 to make the top and I found my dress at Ross for $20, and I just added some lace to the hem to lengthen it. I love the old-fashioned clothing styles of the regency era and couldn't find anything I liked among modern style wedding dresses. Besides, it was nice to save $ on the dress and spend it on our honeymoon in Rarotonga instead. :) (That's one of the Cook Islands - about a 3 hour flight from New Zealand - think a less-commercialized version of Tahiti!) :)