Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Showing our colors

It's pretty dorky, but I like to dress for the holidays. Our family (well Sadie and I because Stephen is cooler than us) sported patriotic colors at church on the 4th. Then we came home and had a little photo shoot...

Not to toot my own horn (toot toot), but I sewed Sadie's dress. I'd never sewn clothes, but that little pattern was pretty easy. It made it a ton easier that I used gingham seersucker because it didn't have a right or wrong side or direction. It turned out okay. I need to work on sewing straighter and how to adjust the pattern to fit better. This was the smallest size I could find, and it is still too big for her. It needs to be nearly 4" shorter. Next time.

Our house is also looking a little patriotic these days. Sadie wanted to show you that she matched the house.
We finally took down our builder grade, mismatched exterior light fixtures. Hooray! We purchased these simple and inexpensive fixtures at Lowes and then spray painted them red. This was my first spray painting experience. It's a little tricky, but pretty awesome. So fast. So gratifying. So didn't have to clean any paint brushes. My technique needs improvement, so I will definitely try out some additional projects. For now, I'm loving my quirky red lights. (Insert red light district joke here)
Let's also give a shout out to all of the wonderful men and women that are serving our country! I am so thankful for your sacrifices, bravery, and perspective. We obviously couldn't be who we are without you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


  1. Love the BABY, dress, and light! I would never choose a red light (even though it is definitely one of my favorite colors), but it looks great with your new paint... really spicing up the place!

  2. I second everything your mom said! But I do know of a few house numbers that would finish out that front entrance with a bang :)

  3. Can you teach me how to sew? Or just make clothes for my child too? :) That dress is precious... and I love the gingham seersucker. beautiful job!