Tuesday, April 12, 2011



Mack turned 146 weeks old on Thursday, April 7th.


On Thursday, Quentin also helped me by modeling in a new set up I got for my home studio. I wanted to check it all out before our afternoon appointment came over. Quentin was a good sport about helping me out. I can't wait to get more newborns in studio. I'm taking a workshop in May with a newborn photographer in another province, so I'll start to advertise and stuff after I finish the workshop. Until then, I'll be getting myself organized.


Our afternoon appointment was absolutely adorable Baby K.
However... she wasn't in a good mood and didn't want to cooperate one bit.
They'll be coming back to the studio soon to finish up what we started.
Isn't she adorable?
The handmade tutu I have in my prop collection, and it's made by a friend of mine.



Pattern: Fringe Throw Photography Prop by Kristi Simpson (My Ravelry Link)
For: Photography Prop
Yarn: What yarn isn't in there? Seriously, all leftover bits I could find.
Hook: I used a random hook to pull the yarn through to knot them. Size wasn't important.
Size: 3 feet wide x 2 feet long (approximately).
Timeline: April 1 - April 7, 2011.
Modifications & Notes: This was a time consuming project. Cutting 3 feet strips in hundreds of yarn pieces was a lot of work. And piecing it all together was time consuming as well. I just need to use it in my next newborn photography session, so that I can get better photos without my son’s Caillou doll! I had seen this on ETSY and decided that I could totally make one myself, instead of buying one for 55$ (especially since it's made with Acrylic & fun fur and crappy yarns - the one on Etsy). So that's when I started doing research and came across this pattern on Ravelry. I actually need a round basket for this prop, but don't have one I like yet. I used my square one to show what it is as a finished object.


Sean has gotten very good at writing his alphabet. He's pretty darn good at the entire set.
My boys enjoy spending time together, whether it be coloring (we pulled out the erase board) or whether it be cuddling on the couch. (Sean loves to hold Quentin in his lap).


Mack's been sick all weekend. He's had fever since he woke up Saturday (low grade, 100.3 - 101.3/101.5) and he's not really hearing what we say and kept asking for the tv louder, when it was perfectly normal at the level they usually watch at, so I took him to the doctor yesterday and he has an ear infection in his left ear. He's on antibiotics. His doctor said that once he's fever free (daycare requires 24 hours fever free) he can go back to daycare. He hasn't had fever since Monday lunch, so he'll be going to daycare tomorrow.

Quentin decided to take a nap in his Bébé Pod chair (above) while I was doing the bottle washing today. One minute he was awake, the next, out cold. Such a cutie. He will sleep anywhere.

Today's Link Love:
- These pieces of jewelry (especially the pink bracelet).
- These embroidery floss holders.
- This Dooce post made me laugh out loud.
- This image.
- This image. Especially the one with the lollypop (bottom left hand image).
- This Dr. Brown's Formula Mixing Dispenser. And thank you to my friend Robyn in Arizona for sending it for Quentin. Best invention ever. I make enough formula for the entire day in it, and just warm up each bottle in the bottle warmer that we have when Quentin's hungry. Saves so much time!
- I love this photo of someone's something blue. What a cute idea.


dawn said...

Awww I love the purple tutu! That Fringe throw is a great way to use up leftovers!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Robyn, I don't know how you do it. Do you sleep? :) Lovely photos and glad to see everyone is relatively unscathed from your weekend (minus a dining room table, a muffler and your van). Yikes!
Good luck at the respirologist today.

Lisa (JeepGirl) said...

Glad to see all is well!!!

The boys are so cute!!!

sapphireblue said...

I've got a little sickie home today too. I don't think the season change is kind.

Nice use of scrap yarn!

Barb said...

LOVE the tutu!!!

OMG that blog post you linked...so funny

Tracy said...

Love the pictures of Q and the colourful throw - I'll be interested to see your pictures with it.

Tara said...

Aw, that tutu is just beyond cute!

Mitali Ruths said...

Three boys! What a lovely family! :) I love the picture of Quentin asleep in his baby chair.