Ever since I started crafting, I've always taken great joy in saying, "Thanks! I made it myself!" whenever someone would compliment my finished project. Sometimes it was a scarf, sometimes a sweater, sometimes a blanket, and sometimes it was a handmade card. Everytime it was something I had put my heart into, and was pretty pleased when someone liked it.
When my little Sugar Bear came along I got into a pretty good habit of responding with "Thanks! I made her myself!" whenever someone complimented her on her chunkiness, cuteness, smartness (these are totally words, right? wink wink) and all around perfectness. It never failed to get a chuckle. But SERIOUSLY, I do look at her as the best thing I EVER created.
These photos were taken the afternoon BEFORE her first day, of her THIRD year of preschool. I knew that the next morning would not only be COLD, we would be in a hurry, and I wanted to fully capture this little outfit before she possibly ruined it with her tomboy ways at school. :)
For once, she was totally into it. She wanted to show me all her best moves. I am not sure at all where she got these pose ideas from, but she was cracking me up. I took full advantage of the opportunity though.
Tuesday, I told you about my mission to fashion gently used men's dress shirts to make clothes for my Sugar. This skirt was my original idea. I had seen one like it ages ago, and so badly wanted to give it a try. To make this entire outfit, I needed two dress shirts. The skirt is made up using the sleeves, with the buttoned cuffs around her waist. The top is made using the top portion of one shirt, and the sleeves are fashioned out of the top portion of the sleeves of the other shirt. I used both pockets, and some left over parts to fashion the head scarf. I happened to run across this great tutorial and thought it would go nicely with the outfit. Be sure to check out yesterday's post too see more photos.
Both Sugar Bear and I are in LOVE this this new outfit. I think it makes her feel sassy, because she was full of spunk during our photoshoot.
But don't let this little honey fool you....she has a pretty sensitive side. After noticing a scratch on her favorite tree, she decided it needed a hug, and some empathy.
Usually in the summer, I work on Sugar's yearly portraits. I hadn't managed to pull together a shoot this summer though, and as I was snapping away on Monday, I realized I just might have captured her 4year portraits. Check out last year's if you want to see how much she has grown.
I just can't get enough of her big blue eyes, and infectious smile.
Seriously people......I MADE HER MYSELF! Didn't I do good?