Sunday, May 31, 2009


I absolutely love living in Irvine during the spring time. There are jacaranda trees lining the streets and I LOVE them! I wish it lasted all year ... but then I guess they wouldn't seem as special. I decided to have a photo session with my 5 year old daughter and the jacarandas on Friday ... enjoy.
I just realized she's wearing her shirt dress. Looks like she never changes, but it's really only the second time she's worn it!! Funny.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Shirt Dress

I recently ran into a fantastic blog called Made. There is a great tutorial on how to make these darling little girl dresses out of a man's old dress shirt. I LOVE the idea that the girls can wear their Daddy's old shirts. My friend, Lindsay, and I decided to tackle the challenge and spend the day making our first "shirt dress". It's an easy dress to sew, but it took us a while to figure out how to draw the pattern and to sew it for the first time. I'm happy with how it turned out, and Reha is SO excited that we cut up Daddy's shirt and made her a cute dress! 

To make your own just follow the tutorial. I've included the sketches from her blog on this post, but she goes step by step on her blog. Have fun!!

Reha showing off her new dress.

She started having a little too much fun posing for the camera ...
Really, where did she learn these poses? I swear I don't do this ...
A view from the back.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My mouth is WATERING ...

Check out these yummy mellon popsicles I found while I was looking at a blog called Party Perfect. It's a super cute blog with some great ideas. She found them on Martha Stewarts Craft Dept.  Now just to figure out how they made them ... !