Monday, February 28, 2011

Swimsuit Success! And some 2011 Photography Projects...

Alas, life {and blogging} doesn't always pan out quite as planned.  Though I haven't posted everything anything yet, I actually have the faux necklace tutorial completed with photos.  I just need to edit them and post it.  The stack of patterns I have to make are still in a stack and haven't been touched.  Hopefully this week!  However, I did accomplish one goal...I finished up my little one's bathing suit, and boy I have to say I am super impressed happy with how it turned out!  It fits, and I can't wait to try it out in the water!  I will have to get some pics with my little one wearing it, but I think it turned  out super cute.  Thanks to Dana's post(s) that help me build up the confidence to do it!  Here is a blurry pic of the final project {that I was thankfully able to catch before my camera died...thus, why I couldn't take a better one}.  I bought some fabric to make another suit (one piece), and hopefully I'll have some tips to share...maybe a tutorial...on that one if it turns out okay.

In other news, I am participating in a few 52 week projects that I'd like to share with you.  I've decided to participate in these two in order to enhance my photography skills.  Looking at the pictures, it should be very easy to tell that to even use the word "skills" is a stretch :)  I have a long way to go!  But, it's a fun way to document the year and try to obtain some more photography knowledge along the way.  The first is Paint the Moon Photography's Let's Do 52 project.  This project is on Week 9 and has a couple themes to choose from each week, this week's being "play" or "round".  Each week has two theme ideas, one being more concrete and the other more abstract.  You are invited to interpret them however you like and share your photos on the Let's Do 52 Flickr group.  Below are my Weeks 1 and 2 photos.  You can join any time, so come join in!

1/52 New Beginnings

Week 2/52 - Togetherness

The second project, that I recently discovered, is Project 52:  Glimpse into Motherhood on one of my FAVORITE blogs, Simply Modern Mom.  I don't know how I've been skipping over the Glimpse into Motherhood posts on my Google reader, but I certainly won't any more!  In this project, the idea is to post a photo that portrays a glimpse into motherhood through your eyes.  Obviously, the photos will be very different for everyone, so it will be fun to see photos through the eyes of other moms each week.  This one has a linky list each week, so come join in and link up!  I'm working on my first Glimpse into Motherhood post for this week.  I hope you'll join me!



 

9 comments:

  1. super cute!!
    Thanks for sharing with me! I love it in black :)
    - dana

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  2. Thanks Dana! And, thanks again for all of the great info :)

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  3. I really want to try to make a swimsuit, and this looks like it would be so fun to make!

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  4. This is absolutely adorable! I've never thought of trying to sew my girls swimsuits...not sure I have to the guts!

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  5. Cute cute cute! I've got my fabric in the works for a swimsuit too but it's hard to get motivated when it's oh so cold outside!

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  6. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday with Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  7. I loved Dana's and tried to convince my daughter she needed one too, but so sad for me, my picky little 6-yr-old had other plans for this summer. She said no thanks. She did agree to a ruffle fabric skirt and dress though, and possibly some leggings... Yours came out great!

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  8. Thanks everyone so very much!

    Mandy - I'm so honored! LOVE your blog and read it daily! Thank you, thank you!

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  9. Designer swimsuit not only makes the wearer look stunning, but it will also make her feel special while at the beach or just having a nice tan.

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