Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Portrait Props and Such

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

A "slipper" in time...

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.