Thursday, March 29, 2012

A little retro summer sunsuit...

How amazing are these photos, vintage kissing booth style? Cassie at Pink Paisley Photography dreamed up this fantastic shoot for Valentine's photos! It works out perfectly that she lives in Arizona to photograph summer things for Valentine's Day!

This sweet, little sunsuit is currently available in my etsy shop...your girls will want to live in this...comfy and girlie...just how we like it over at Pipsqueak Couture!

Can I just tell you, I want my own kissing booth out of these great props now...if only Cassie lived near me...I think she would be sick of taking pictures of my girls!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Valentine Sunday...

London is wearing her newiest Pipsqueak Couture Vintage Valentine Knot Dress....and Aspen has on her Valentine bloomers from last capris...always exciting to see how much your kiddos grow in a year...these pants were full length last year!

I have to say if Valentine's Day and my birthday didn't fall in the month of February, I'm pretty sure I would not be a big fan of this month at all! It is exactly a year ago that pipes froze two floors above my shop and flooded it right out of business....and February is always the coldest, snowiest month out here in Colorado. No outdoor spring photoshoots here, that is for sure!

But I love Valentine's Day...what a fun holiday for the kiddos...we have spent the last few nights, and today working on our Valentines...we are about two thirds done at this point. Aspen takes about a half an hour to make one...and London decorates about a dozen in ten minutes. It really cracks me up...Aspen has to pull out 7 markers to do one Valentine...hand London a sticker and some glue and her's is good to go!

These are just a few of the ones we have been working on....and they are all sewn too! So they have a little pocket band for the kids to add and remove things from them.

This is what the dining room table, a.k.a. my craft nightmare space, looked like as we let the glitter dry on our Valentines! And as I said, we still need to make about 12 more!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Alice's Party Frock!

A modern spin on a classic 1950's dress, I just love how this sweet dress turned out! A perfect birthday dress, this frock will be great all through spring, and might just be a darling back to school dress too...Aspen has already told me she thinks this would be a great dress for when she starts kindergarten! I agree completely!

This dress features the Mad Hatter Tea Party Rabbit screenprinted on a vintage linen apron, and then I have added a matching sash to complete the look!

A perfectly whimsical dress for any girlie girl to add to her wardrobe! Matching hair candy by Miss Ruby

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My almost birthday girl!

Look who's turning five! My little birthday girl...Miss Aspen Isabella!

Ahhh...where did five years of my life go? Some days can be very long, but I am pretty sure five years just went by in the blink of an eye! In just a few, short days my sweet Aspen will be five! So here is a quick peek at a new dress inspired by a new birthday! I always think it is rather difficult to design dresses to sell this time of year. People are done buying winter, although the season is just getting started...and spring just seems so far off! So here is my attempt at a dress for all seasons!
Complete with a bright pink and black rosette sash to match! And a headband too, if your daughter keeps them on. Aspen is seriously cracking me up with her poses. She was super excited to have her picture taken this afternoon, and I have to say all her poses were in slow motion to accomodate my impromtu photo shoot!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cupcakes and cocoa with Santa

This weekend we had the great pleasure of going to an early morning Christmas party with Santa! Santa made a special appearance for about an hour with six sweet kiddos. They had a ball and Aspen continues to talk about what Santa told her about his night around the world. He prefers chocolate chip cookies, and not to leave too many carrots for the reindeer or they get excited and wake the kids up in the middle of the night.

It was a great morning with good friends, and really one of our first chances to savor the season with other friends. We do have the house all decked out and small Christmas projects are part of each and every day! Now, if only these tots would realize they need to behave to get their presents!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

on the way to see Santa!

Take my picture Mommy!!! Take my picture Mommy! Those were the words of the day when London decided she was ready to get decked out for Santa Claus! And only her mother would think my stack of fabrics would be a great background to kick off holiday photos!

My favorite photo, was the above picture of my very own Cupie! Don't ya think? I will save the Santa photos for another will girls jump right into Santa's lap, but they are awfully serious about sitting with Santa! Aspen finally managed to ask for something other than a teddy bear (which she has never actually wanted, but always ask for because she gets starstruck around Santa!).

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Last Christmas...

I was just taking a peek at some of last year's holiday clothes and photos....I love to look back, it is so fun to see how much older my girls get in the span of a year....right away, I am taken back to their moods when I snapped the photos!

Aspen cracks me up...she was so not into this shoot, can you tell? She looks so much younger here than she is now. For me, this reminds of two years ago, not one! That sweet bob of curls, and now she has long, curly Rapunzel locks!

I love Christmas fabric! Christmas Dresses! Always such a fun collection to design. This year I have been so busy sewing up the same couple dresses non-stop, I am hoping to maybe offer a couple one of a kinds for Black Friday or Thanksgiving weekend, which will all depend on how healthy my girls stay between now and then. October seemed to be one thing, then the next! We officially had London knock out her front tooth, emergency trip to the dentist, fix the tooth, both girls get strep the next week, then the flu halloween weekend. So that is it for me, now I am ready for healthy kids and family so we can enjoy the holiday season!