I have great memories as a kid going to Olan Mills every couple years for a family photo. So I always make a big deal out of pictures for my kids. And as usual, I can't just pick an outfit we already own and go with it. It's not that I need the outfit to be new. I just usually have a certain look in mind and normally that look does not yet exist in the kid's wardrobe. ;) So, last night, at 12:30 am, after painting the basement, I decided to make Sydney a couple of hair-accessories for her pictures. (By the way, she really doesn't have much hair to speak of so that in itself makes me crazy.) Anyway, you probably think I've done this before, right? Well, I haven't. This is SO par for the course for me. I always seem to try new things just before a big event. While I like the fact that I'm willing to try new things, why is my timing so terrible? You'd think I'd learn and do a little practicing first! But who has time to practice?
And of course I can't make the baptism easy for me either. So I hope to make her a bracelet and I decided to add a little pearl beading to her baptism gown (which was actually my gown). I thought that would be a nice way to use my gown while making it her own too. Now, have I beaded a dress before? Absolutely not. This project, thankfully, is turning out to be pretty easy though. I'm not that lucky with many projects I try at the last minute. Case in point: Sam's first birthday cake. I had never decorated a cake before (aside from opening a jar of frosting) but I decided to attempt a Bavarian cream-filled layered cake cut up and decorated like baby blocks. What was I thinking? While it tasted wonderful, each block looked more like the leaning tower of Pisa. But you know what? I always feel good about things if I at least tried. And tried I did, so to me it was a success. Here is the result.
Wish me luck as I tackle all my current projects. I'll be sure to post the results!
Make it a great day! Tricia