Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Posted by the jilted ballerina at Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Heading home during the holidays...
I am SO looking forward to spending time with family. Most of my family live in the panhandle of Florida with the exception of one of my brothers and myself. It is a rarity that we are both home at the same time. We are all especially excited to see the aforementioned brother's new baby ~ Miss S. She was born about a month premature and was in the NICU the last time we saw her.
When I found out that we would be home at the same time my wheels started turning. I have always wanted to try one of those artsy newborn photo shoots. After getting the green light from Mommy J., I was off to the races brainstorming all the possibilities. I researched some of my favorite photography sites for inspiration and poses. Although, most newborn portraits are done at 1 - 2 weeks old and Miss S. is 3 months... we'll just have to improvise.
At this point, I've made a tutu, 2 pairs of ruffled bloomers, handmade floral headbands, singed silk flower with birdcage netting and feathers, crocheted earflap hat and a cocoon. Whew...... AND I'm not quite finished yet. I would still like to work on the backdrops a bit...and then there's this little pom pom hat...and
Here's a sneak peak at some of the props for Sophia's portrait day. Fingers crossed we get some good pix :-)
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Posted by the jilted ballerina at Wednesday, December 01, 2010
The cold weather has finally arrived. Nothing like a cold snap to get you in the mood for crochet and knitting projects. These Sweet Slippers over at Sarah's Sweethearts blog are a cinch to make. Best of all it's a free pattern. Whip up a couple of pairs.... they make great gifts.