Life is Hopping!

A better title perhaps for Easter than right before Christmas…but life really is hopping.

Just this evening I took 300 photos off of my camera that I took in the last 2 days. And I wasn’t going camera crazy. There have been just that many things to photograph. And I’m restraining myself from showing you all 300. (I’ll admit that I was pleased that the number was so perfectly round lol)

Today my baby turned 2! Oh how time has flown yet stood still at the same time. I can’t even begin to reflect on that. Maybe tomorrow. I should do thoughtful and meaningful posts like Anna Maria Horner and Denyse Schmidt. I’ll work on it. 😉

I took a lot of suggestions from you all during one of the last giveaways and one of the things that I made for Caitlyn for her birthday was a tutu. I used a pattern from the book, Oliver & S Little Things to Sew.


I had such fun picking out tulle for this project! I had 5 different colors and lots of sparkle…in fact I’m not sure I’ll ever get all the sparkle out of my home or sewing machine. But I like sparkle.


I chose shades of aqua to lavender for this tutu. In my ever going quest to limit the amount of pink there is in a little girl’s world, I deliberately avoided those colors. Trust me. I love Pink. And we have a lot. So I want to make sure that she is plenty exposed to other colors of the world.


One of the nicest things about this particular tutu pattern is the ribbon tie. It’s so luxurious looking. Yes, I know I’ll be tying that bow quite a bit for the next couple of years…but it helps to know I chose that. I love the lavender satin ribbon I picked to play on the colors of tulle. The tutu is also two sided which is more obvious in person with the colors I picked than you can see in the photos. But I love how all the different colors blend together and float so delicately.


Such a happy girl we had today with a special dinner with both her grandparents. She ran from person to person, melting their hearts with her kisses and hugs which she gives so freely. I’ll show you some other treats later that we did for her, but I’m just thrilled when I see this face and hear her laughter and joy.

18 thoughts on “Life is Hopping!”

  1. What a pretty tutu! I like that it isn't pink — the lavender/aqua/blue is so soothing to the eye.

    2 is such a good birthday. They really know what's going on, they get so excited about it being their very own special day. One of my favorite photos of my youngest daughter is from her 2nd birthday. When she realized that cake with the candles was HERS she was so happy. When I see that photo of her it always makes me cry a little because she is so joyful.

  2. Oh, LOVE the way her whole face lit up for the elephant- perfect!! The tutu is beautiful also- I sure she will get lots of dancing and princess-ing in it 🙂

  3. That is just the cutest thing ever. And I love that the tutu is not pink. It's so feminine and fun. I bet she really loves it. Congratulations, and happy birthday to your cute little one!

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