Thursday, March 27, 2008


No, we are not expecting number 2. My adult aprons now have children to coordinate with them. I hope you like the styles. The ruffly apron is called Little Carol (after Carol Brady of course) and the scalloped apron is called Little June (after Mrs. June Cleaver). I will have more coordinating colors to come. The Little June coordinates with the blue paisley and the Little Carol goes with the pink stripe or the retro orange.

Thanks to my precious little model, Bay, the neice of one of my dear friends Stephanie (Micah's mother). Bay was a natural and enjoyed herself and the cookies. :)

These are for sale soon at my shop. Stay tuned for more!

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Happy Easter from the English family!

We took these pictures this afternoon. It wasn't the perfect time of day as you can see by the shadows. You parents out there know that when a baby is happy that becomes the perfect time to take photos - no matter what the lighting.

Charlotte looked sweet as she posed for her mommy and daddy who were going around like crazy trying to get her attention. I am sure the neighbors found it amusing.

We are off to Easter service tomorrow morning and dinner with the Bilbos (David and Red) afterwards. Next year we hope our litting one is totting around with her own Easter basket picking up eggs. How fun!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Kiss Me I'm Irish

Our little Charlotte Keelin celebrated her first St. Patty's Day this past Monday. Since she has an Irish heritage - through her father - and her middle name is Keelin (an Irish name) and she has that red hair we had to celebrate. She donned this cute, green dress given to her by Christy Brantley - a friend of mine from home. She was too cute and she got a lot of attention in that little dress.

Her daddy also took the holiday literally and kissed our little Irish girl. I thought these photos were too sweet. Hope your St. Patty's Day was filled with laughter and green.;)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Play Date

This week, while at my mother's, Charlotte and Adeline got to have a play date. Mary Catherine, my sister-in-law, brought Addy over Thursday afternoon so the girls could spend some time together. As you can see, there was not much activity amongst our youngsters. We did get some good laughs over Charlotte borrowing Adeline's sun glasses for a photo op. The girls both ate, Adeline slept, and the mommas' took pictures. After it was all over with Charlotte fell asleep too. We had so much fun playing with our one and only cousin (I am sure there will be many more to come with my having five siblings and Doug having three). :)

A Fond Farewell

Last weekend we took a little trip to Grandma and Grandpa's to bid Uncle Grant farewell. Grant is married to my sister-in-law, Meg - Doug's sister obviously - and he is deploying to Iraq within the next month. It was our last weekend together before he had to leave.

Grant is an officer in the Army and this is his second mission to Iraq. On his first trip he bravely guarded the nortorious Sadam Husane. He is a tough guy. :)

This was also the first time Grant held Charlotte. Crazy, but this brave soldier was more afraid of holding a baby than his previous military missions.

We appreciate your prayers for his safety and Meg's peace of mind while he is away. We won't see him again until next Spring.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Pint Size

I thought I would share with you a glimpse of what I am working on - my pint sized aprons. I have chosen to have the aprons coordinate in color and style and not match. I will offer custom matching aprons and if that becomes popular I will offer both. I can only afford a certain amount of fabric right now so I will have to do things in waves.

Okay, I do have to say I can't stand it. I am about to go out of town for the next week and both styles are cut out and partially ready to sew. My mind is going crazy with ideas to finish off these pieces and I will have to wait until I return to finish them both. I am soooo excited now that I have the aprons cut out and ready to piece together. This is one of the funnest parts of the creating process. I hope this picture peeks your interest for what is to come. Enjoy!!!

Blowing Bubbles

Charlotte is seriously blowing bubbles in this photo. Such a serious face - those eyebrows really do the trick. She was too cute on this day all dolled up in her little pillow case dress. It is so much fun to have a girl with all the ribbons and bows. :)

She changes everyday and gets more and more vocal. We are now into squealing while we play. It is so cute! We are off to Nannah's to help her out while she recovers from her stroke. If you think about it, please keep my mother in your prayers. She is doing so much better, but recovery will take time.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

A Little Press

A Review hit the web today on Ali's Aprons. It is always exciting to read what others think and I was happy to get a little publicity for my aprons. You can check out the review at Enjoy!