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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Here Come The First







How cute are these kids!?!
I have been smiling for days.  These are just the firstfruits from my Valentine Mini Sessions from last weekend.  Now to prep a few more...



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentine Sneak Peak

I am still alive!  It has been quite a month, trying to recover from Christmas selling, cleaning up my house after Christmas selling, entertaining family, creating new organizational skills ;0} and getting all caught up on orders.  

I spent time today taking apart an old door, cleaning out my garage, then editing some of the pics from my Valentine Mini Session I shot down in Fairmont, MN last weekend.  We did like 20 families in a day and a half, then I came home and died.

These are just my sister's kids.  Neither were planned pics, just having a bit of fun between clients.  More client pictures to come...and Toolbox Tuesdays, and new shelves, and new crafts.  So many plans, so few hours in the day.  Anyway, enjoy these little snipshots and I will be back soon!




Monday, January 5, 2015

Christmas Mini Session, Take Three!

I just realized I never got the last pictures posted from my Christmas Mini Session!
Christmas was a blur, with finishing up orders, getting the house ready, then coming down with influenza and pneumonia the day before Christmas Eve.  What a holiday.  Anyway, here are a few more pictures with just a couple silly ones like this one I just couldn't leave out.  I had fun with every one of these shoots.  









Does he not remind you of Daddy Warbucks???  From Annie, the original movie!?!  
I LOvE this kid!


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Awe!  There are my darlings again.  Love these kids!
I just realized I missed a couple more!!!  I may be back with Take Four...

Sunday, January 4, 2015

SewCakeMaker Snowman Round-up


Just a little flurry of inspiration from my site to you ;0}  If you are a lover of snowmen, you might like one of these projects...
My 2x4 Brrr block snowman set




2x4 snowman {with minimum cutting}



Not snowman, but I love penguins too, so it's in.  Penguins put up with enough snow, don't they?


Then these three below are favorite projects I have made more than once, but I did not make the pattern.  My favorite artist Heidi Markish did!
SnowMan Ornaments


Heidi Markish Pattern



Heidi Markish pattern

It is time to get crafting some new snowmen for my collection.  Any day now the idea I have been waiting for will come to me...

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Mini Session, Take Two!

Here goes round two of my Christmas Mini's.  First up are my own snuggly niece and nephews.

Because they are my own I feel the right to add the goofy shots ;0}


Stinkers, all of them ;0P  Makes me want to kiss those cheeks.

And just as much fun as this mother and son!  What a fun set to photograph.



Shoot me if I am wrong here, but I think this handsome boy is in the 8th grade!?!  
Hide your daughter's ladies.  This one is a heartbreaker!

Sweet Ella, we just tried and tried...

and tried and tried...

And tried...but not a smile caught on film.  She is adorable though, so it is ok.  
I think the photos should show their personality more than a stale smile though, so if Ella doesn't want to smile, Ella doesn't need to smile.

This cute family was full of smiles enough for the whole day of pictures.




I had to work and work with this picture to get the backdrop cropped all the way across the picture.  I had a backdrop that was only about 4' wide, so the kids just barely fit within it.  I had to go back after and clone the pattern all across the back.  Turned out pretty good.

This little darling was my show stopper.  I had the best time making her smile.  She was about the size of Emmalee's Bitty Baby, and weighed nothing at all.  She just smiled, and smiled and smiled.  So fun.


She wasn't a real fan of the reindeer hat, but OH did she make it look good!  
What a dolly.  After shoots like her family it makes want to take them all home.
Luckily I get those crazy kids in there too to remind me I am fine with my own three ;0}

More photos coming up!
Happy Holidays Everyone!!!