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A new camera strap & a new plan of attack for my issues with perfectionism

Hey family! Thanks so much for stopping by and reading today! I made something new and am excited to share it with you. While I do that, though, I wanted to also talk about something I’ve been struggling with. I made a goal for the new year that I would be more authentic in the… Read More A new camera strap & a new plan of attack for my issues with perfectionism

christmas, family life, motherhood, photography adventures, Shopping

Kalel and Aquila seeing their present from mom and dad: a new playset!

Hi everyone! This won’t be a long post. I’ve been trying to make more of an effort to share our everyday/family life more often, so this is one of those posts. 🙂 We are seldom able to do everything we really want to for Christmas. Like most folks, we have a very tight budget that… Read More Kalel and Aquila seeing their present from mom and dad: a new playset!

Clothing, Fabric, family life, motherhood, photography adventures, Sewing

Astronauts & a new camera trick

I couldn’t be happier with the way this project turned out. I was pretty proud of myself for being able to figure out how to do the back button focus,. Also for getting the kids to take decent photos. It involved no bribery!… But then, i thought about it and realized….they are really just that fun together. So maybe it had nothing to do with me, after all. I mean, look at those kiddos! How lucky am i?… Read More Astronauts & a new camera trick

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Glitter Bonnie Leggings : Aurora Designs Holiday Freebies

Hi all! Hope you are having a great day! Brandi Lowery, the fearless leader here at Aurora Design Fabrics* had a fabulous idea the other day! She figured we (all the admins) should do something big for all of you this holiday season…so she came up with the Aurora Designs Holiday Freebies! Throughout the month of December, we will all be writing and sharing our favorite free patterns and tutorials with you! My first project to share is this pretty pair of Bonny Leggings!… Read More Glitter Bonnie Leggings : Aurora Designs Holiday Freebies

christmas, Clothing, DIY, Fashion, pattern testing, photography adventures, Sewing, Strike off sewing

The Posh Top: George & Ginger Pattern Company

For my final version, I used this gorgeous green glitter print from Aurora Design Fabrics. I love how it seems to sparkle, even though it’s just an illusion. I also used Aurora Designs white cotton Lycra for the trim. The green was one of my favorite colorways and was part of my surprise box from Brandi this month. I’m so glad I got a Christmas-y color, as now I have a shirt to wear for holiday things that is both comfortable and dressy. You can find the glitter custom round here: Aurora Design Fabrics Pre Orders but be sure and head over there very soon, as they will be closing on the 9th of December! … Read More The Posh Top: George & Ginger Pattern Company

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Sincerely Sawyer Pattern: George & Ginger Pattern Co

This sweater is one of the most adorable things I’ve seen so far this fall/winter. I love the sleeve detail. And the pattern is written so that it would be easy enough to switch it up and do no ties at all or ties on both shoulders, if you so choose (I think I’m going to try both at some point!) I’ve used ribbon for a tie, as well as fabric, and they both work as well as the other. Another option for the tie would be to use bias tape… Read More Sincerely Sawyer Pattern: George & Ginger Pattern Co