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Happy Birthday! Where to from here?

Its my baby’s birthday today. My youngest baby. 1 year. 1 year of crazy, no time, no sleep, where am I, I don’t even know what day it is. I am devastated. He is growing up. I will have babies no more.

And so I ask myself, “What now?” I have a few years before he is off doing pre-school and then school. I have time to prepare. Do I dare do it? Do I jump in and hope I am good enough to make it work?

A birthday is another opportunity for a few portraits.

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Elemental November: Fire

This is my final week of Elemental November and I will be attempting to find images of FIRE. As it happens, it was my Dad’s birthday yesterday so I am starting off with a photo of the fire on his cake.

October Photo Challenge: 3. This Happened Today

Did you think I wouldn’t get a photo on today?? It WAS a busy day. Today was my son’s third birthday. Happy and sad all at the same time. My little baby is not a baby anymore, he is more and more like a boy, a child. He can think, express his opinion on things and ignore me when he chooses to. But for all the things I miss about him being a baby and toddler, I love to watch his imaginitive play, listen to him perform a self composed song and hear him tell me that he loves me and that I am the best. He now chooses to consciously put his arms around my neck and hold me longer than is necessary for a cuddle and its often followed by a giggle that is music to my ears.

I didn’t want to give you another picture of my family. I felt like after the last couple of days that although I never tire of them, perhaps people without the same emotional investment might (I personally think your crazy!, but I AM biased) so I chose a few pictures of E’s birthday that weren’t him.

Refashion – women’s halter top to toddler tunic

Friends of ours recently celebrated their daughter’s first birthday. These particular friends love op shops and are into refashioning so I thought I would do one for the birthday. They are NOT into pink. Considering that 99% of the clothing for girls in stores is a variant on that particular colour I took that as confirmation that I had had a stroke of genius and set to work. I found a ladies halter neck in a jersey fabric that I thought was nice. Jersey is great for toddlers who tend to fall, crawl, scrape and so on, so something stretchy with give is better in my mind than something that will tear.

It had a nice design on the bottom which I loved so I made it into a tunic using the standard pillowcase dress idea.

I cut of the edges and used them as the ties at the top. I love it. It can be worn with a turtleneck skivvy underneath and jeans or leggings in winter and with shorts in summer. I hope she gets a lot of wear out of it.

Happy Birthday C.