now I know what I look like when I sew

It was fun reading your comments yesterday. I’m sure I’ll have more stories to share, but no more home studies with the kids! Today I am headed to the Whatever Craft Weekend…it is going to be so great, I am really excited! Speaking of crafting/sewing…sometimes I love how little ones mimic what they see…sometimes I don’t. This time it cracked me up. FireCracker grabbed some fabric nearby and just started playing on her own. She was oblivious to me and in her own little world. Maybe there is hope after all that I will have at least one child that likes making with me!
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When she takes the fashion world by storm one day, I can pull these out:)

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  • Bek @ WeAreWildThings - I love the last photo. She looks like she is really serious about it. I’ve seen some great posts about toddlers sewing, using plastic needles and the net that oranges come in, I keep meaning to see if my little boy will do it. He always tries to help holding a knitting needle when I try to knit when he is playing. :)

  • Vy - So stinkin’ cute! :)

  • Krista | Blue Eyed Yonder - These are just too precious. Her little face and all that concentration, you’re right, fashion world watch out!

  • Emily F - This is hilarious!!! Thanks for sharing these pictures! On a different note, I was wondering how you keep your pictures organized and backed-up? What kind of a filing system do you use?

  • Kristin Taylor - This is too cute!!!

  • andy - so cute. love the pics
    can’t wait to see the craft weekend ones
    have fun

  • Betsy from Elizabeth St - All of these are so cute! That last picture is just… wow. She looks so sure of herself and sweet. Love it.

  • Amanda - As a mom of three girls…. and the littlest is not so little [just shy of 18 months] I can see her sprouting and growing up. Her baby pudge is still there, but she’s stretching out. These pictures TOTALLY show that with Firecracker! It’s funny how suddenly a total stranger watching someone else’s kid in a blog… feels that motherly tug because her babies are no longer babies. :) What a little GIRL. Ha! I’m envious of all your time MAKING with her!

  • lindsey - she is so adorable! you can tell she has a specific goal in mind. :)

  • Ethel - She is really concentrating, I think I even see her tongue in one pic, that always helps.

  • Jen @ RamblingRenovators - I definitely think you will have a fellow crafter by your side! She looks like she is thoroughly enjoying herself and she has great form and concentration in that last photo. I secretly get a little thrill when my little girl wants to do things just like me too.

  • Charity - These pictures are awesome! The light is amazing… looks like you lit it with strobes. AND had a professional model :-)

  • Rachel Schindler - I love the last pic. Her expression is priceless.

  • Christy - So cute, I love the 3rd picture her expression is priceless

  • allison - Wonderful photos that will make for such great memories later! Enjoy your super-crafty weekend.

  • Anna Joy - what sweet photos!! love them.

  • Jessica - O M Gosh she is too cute!!!! Can I borrow her for the day? :o)

  • Kelly (Kelly is Inspired) - She is so cute!!

  • Heather D - oh my goodness!!! love these.. so precious!

  • Jennifer Bet - Her expression in that last picture is just priceless! She looks like she knows exactly what she is doing. Love it!

  • kristina - i seriously think this is my favorite blog post ever. she is so precious!

  • Charity - That is absolutely adorable. My boys love to play with my machine, but more from a how does this work stand point. Never thought to take pictures of it.

  • cailan - Those pictures could not be more perfect – she looks like such a natural. Can’t wait to hear all about Craft Weekend!

  • Emily - That is SO CUTE!

  • Meredith - This is adorable! Made my morning :)

  • Christina - Your last post cracked me up. I love real life. Adorable photos today too. Watch out Project Runway!

  • Andrea - Project Runway here she comes!

    These are great photos!

  • Beth P. - That little firecracker of yours is about the cutest little thing I’ve ever seen – second only to my own stinkin’ cute granddaughter, of course : )

  • Bernie - My daughter FINALLY wants to learn how to sew. She is 31, the daughter of a former Home Ec. teacher!. She got a sewing machine, last year, as a wedding present from my best friend.

  • Katie @ Wildwood Creek - That is so adorable!

  • Michelle D. - Craft weekend sounds like so much fun! I’m in KS, too bad I didn’t know about it soon enough to sign up!

  • Samae - She is such a cutie pie!

  • Michelle - 3rd picture down. That’s me in front of a sewing machine. HA!

  • Terrie - Have fun with Meg @ Craft Weekend!! Love your sewing partner!

  • Scott@My Photo Adventures - What a fun series of photos. Very nicely done!

  • Kim - Love this post – my little boy is a mini-me and I love to see him draw and use the same shapes and strokes I use to sketch his favorite characters and animals. But he also critiques my work!

  • Amnah - This girl is just too cute.

  • Rebecca - So precious!

  • Melissa - So cute!

  • Ambrosia - Sweetest pictures EVER!!!

  • honeybeemama - oh for goodness sake! could she get any cuter?? i wonder if that’s what i look like when i sew! we shall find out today, i’ve got a boatload of slings to make…maybe i should get marc to snap a pic when i’m not looking…but then i might sew my fingers together, yikes!

  • Alice H - what a sweet photo series!
    have fun with Meg at Craft Weekend! I will go someday!!

  • Katie H. - hmmm…this might just make me want a girl!

  • Amy - SO CUTE!!! My little girl is 3 days younger than firecracker and she thinks she needs to sew just like mommy. I love it!

  • heather - that third photo has me smiling from ear to ear.

  • salina - Oh dear…watch those fingers please. ;) So sweet and cute.

  • Miranda - Adorable!! Enjoy Craft Weekend! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • Katherine - Oh my goodness!

  • Debbie C - I love the fabric in the first pic! What is it called and where is it from? Can’t wait to see what she will “make” with it! :)

  • Renee@Nana's Empty Nest - I love this. Reminds me of one of my girls when she was little. She is so serious about her project, great job capturing it!

  • Theresa G. - That last photo is perfection.

  • amanda torres - I love kid concentration faces.

  • Stefanie - I love these pictures! I can’t sew a button but my daughter is learning from her dad. He repairs all sorts of sewing machines and she LOVES to go with him to work and sew something! He’s taught her how to make blankets, purses, shirts – and she’s only 8! I love it. My favorite pic is #4 – I’m always telling her “Don’t sew your finger! And, if you do, don’t scream! That’s my job.”

  • tamara - LOVE these. So so cute!!

  • Linden White - does Firecracker need a best friend??? I think she and I would be good friends. By the way… I still have a thank you card to mail you. Hopefully it will get to you before your new son or daughter gets there ;)

  • Elise - Soo cute! I love her concentration!

  • Monica - I just love this post! It warms my heart. I hope I can catch my little firecracker doing this one day. :) Thanks for sharing!

  • Kathie M - Way too cute!

  • Monica - That so adorable photos. I love the second. Have a good weekend.

  • Katie Lockhart - Look at her little hands!!! She looks like she knows exactly what she is doing. Precious…

  • Liz Lovi - These are like the cutest pictures ever!! Such a great memory to capture!

  • Jamie - OMG. Love these pics. She is SO serious!

  • Krystina - OMG She’s so freakin adorable! I love her little headband and that thoughtful look like she’s working on the most intricate design in the history of the world.

  • Jenny B. - This is just adorable! I love her concentration. :)

  • Jessica Winter - Beautiful.

  • Emily Langston - She’s a natural…. because I mean really, you gotta get those lips in it!

  • Lacey - She is so into it! Adorable!

  • emmybrown - love, love, love! :*

  • Kelly - I follow your blog for many reasons, but I think I look forward to the pictures of your daughter the most. She is such a cutie…thanks for sharing her with the rest of us.

  • natalie - awww those photos are so precious Ashley! and an adorable little sewer:)

  • meg duerksen - sooooooo cute!!!!

  • Rachel - so adorable!!!

  • Stephanie Anderson - if you could only own ONE lens, which would it be!? i need to buy a new one and i’m having the hardest time figuring out which to get.

  • marla - too sweet! love that look of determination in the second pic.

  • Leigh Ann - This could be a singer print ad! send it in!

  • Jeannette - Oh my gosh – so absolutely cute and perfect pictures to capture it!

  • Zhanna - this is so precious! she is growing up so fast. and it’s making me cry which is crazy considering she is not my own child. LOL. I love these photos. I love the way is she so into it. Thank you for sharing your life with us :)

  • Lyana - I just love your posts and pictures… She is so sweet, so cute!!! Love it !!!!!

  • sketch of senses - Amazing!!! She is SO CUTE!

  • daniela - how sweet she looks!
    yes, sometimes it’s like you *look in a mirror*
    when you see your kids!
    greetings from switzerland, daniela

  • able mabel - absolutely priceless!!!

  • Kirra Sue - So that last photo? Perfect.

  • Katie - Super adorable. I especially love the progression of facial expressions.

  • Reyna Orozco - LET ME BE CLEAR ON THIS: I just visit your blog for your adorable baby girl if you stop posting about her and her beautiful expressions i┬┤ll stop visiting you hehe. She┬┤s gifted, i can feel her joy through her eyes. And peace, and love. It┬┤s lovely the way God creates each one of us.

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