Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tutu dress

Recently I was lucky enough to test the Madeline Tutu Jumper from Amy's AMAZING PeekaBoo Pattern Shop. 

What I love most about this pattern is it's versatility.  Different fabric and colour choices will give you a completely different feel to this little number.  I went with a funky cotton print, but can you imagine this in a deep, jewel-toned velvet? Or white eyelet with lace instead of the tulle? The possibilities are endless!!  The pattern called for a knotted strap, but since Olivia is still crawling, I decided to loop the straps and use a button.

Loving the fluffy little baby butt!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Olivia's First Birthday Party

So my baby girl turned ONE the first week of January.  A birthday party was in order.  The theme was obvious.


My lovely sister hosted the party and let me take over the house with the decorations

I had some fun drawing a 'life sized' Olivia to put up:

and also sculpted an Olivia to go on the cake:

The girls got a lovely Olivia themed boa and tiara, and since I couldn't think of anything 'Oliviaish' to get the boys, they got a red slinky.

Madam started out in her pretty birthday dress

but was stripped down to the diaper to enjoy her cake

I think she enjoyed it.  Later that week I did a 'cake smash' shoot with her, which she also thoroughly enjoyed:

Makes me somewhat sad that my baby girl is growing up so fast, but we're enjoying every minute!