Saturday, October 8, 2011

fun at the fair

we were recently vendors at our first ever craft fair.  although mom took us to many as children/teenagers this was the first craft fair where we reversed roles and became the vendors.  we pushed through the sickness (yes, we both had the stomach flu the thursday and friday before), cold/wet weather, and early morning set up to try our hands at being saleswomen.  our husbands braved the early morning to help us set up...we bribed them with food:)

chris stayed with us during the event to help with baby G and assisted us with rearranging our both to entice buyers to come in and look around.  all in all, we learned a lot and look forward to our next craft fair.

~kristen (auntie)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

baby G's first sewing lessons

 we (kristen and i) have been spending lots of time in my sun room (newly converted sewing room) designing and making lots of cute dresses, nursing covers, burp rags, bibs, etc. and baby G is usually quite content to play in her walker or on her blanket and watch her big puppies play in the back yard. 

however, today she decided that she too wanted to get in on the action. we starting by learning the importance of washing your fabric before you start pinning and sewing.

next we learned about sewing side seams and gathering to make a skirt. baby G is more interested in watching daddy take our picture. 

after many hours we finally finished. yeah! i am actually pretty pleased with how it turned out. it has an underskirt with tulle and everything.  too bad it is sized for a 3 month old rather than a 5 month old. 

now we just have to figure out what to name the dress. suggestions?

~jeannette (mommy)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

4 fateful words

it happened one sunny april day. two sisters set out on an adventure to explore a new store and left with a dream and four fateful words..."we can do that!"  can you tell i am the dramatic one?! as a new mom of a beautiful four month old baby girl, i find myself drawn to all things pink and lovely...

...but i really need to start this story at the very beginning. when i was in third grade i had an art assignment. i worked for weeks on this canvus portraying fire. the day it was due i waited with excitement to see my teacher's response, only to be disappointed that she felt i lacked all skill and creativity. this sparked years of creative doubt and artistic block. don't worry...the story does get better. my sister (best sister ever) on the other hand has a real gift. now years later i have decided to overcome my fear of creativity and design beautiful and unique clothing and accessories for babies and their mommies. having a baby has brought my sister and i closer (never thought we could be any closer) and we love that "we can do that" together!

~jeannette (mommy)