Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Aspen's Year in photos...

New Year's Eve Aspen is turning 4 years old!!! Very hard for me to I thought it would be fun to do a year in review, a picture from each month, showcasing Miss Aspen in her Pipsqueak Couture! Above, is the outfit I made her for her 3rd birthday....we missed out on her mini party as both girls got really sick, London got pneumonia at just 8 months old!

Then in Feb. I was at the height of working on Easter here are a couple pics of Easter clothes on Aspen! It's so funny when you see them everyday, they never look like they age...but then all of the sudden, your toddler looks like a young girl just like that!
These photos are actually around Easter...I remember Aspen being in a daze in the pink Aspen in wonderland dress....she was so sick poor girl!

And finally in May spring hit, and we could get out in the yard more!
I love this photo of Aspen above....she looks so much older here, than she did right as she turned three! Down below was our Halloween 2010 photoshoot done end of june beginning of july...
So that halloween photo is another all time fave!! And below it is back to school time!.....

Fall harvest...this summer we grew our own pumpkins and veggies in the back yard and in October we were still able to pick carrots with the warm fall we had! I think this was the highlight of Aspen's summer was to have her own veggie garden!

Amazing in October we were able to wear something sleeveless around here! And in November we were in full Christmas swing.....and somehow, Aspen no longer wants to pose for pictures for me....

December, as you know....still no posing for her mother!!!! I thought kids were supposed to get easier as they turned four....I wonder what sort of year I am in for in 2011!!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Time to accessorize!

These are the ruby rosette pants...they are a heavy printed velveteen fabric, the perfect winter pant! I wished I could have had these in stock back in October, but the fabric didn't get released until it has been a mad dash of making these little babies, so the girls can wear them all winter!
My spring collection is all about the rosettes on everything, so what better way to entice you than to show you these Valentine pants, London is wearing with her nutcracker dress now...

They are really just the sweetest things...London just rubs these pants constantly and then touches the rosette...she is a girlie girl for sure, she put on all the pearls herself!!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas pictures....the impossible!

Once again, I am at it trying to capture a cute picture of two girls together....and as you can see Aspen just ran off, telling me she preferred not to be in the picture because she didn't want to smile in them! Next year, I have decided maybe I just need to have my card feature several images of these two by themselves so they both look cute individually!

I think my best one is this one where Aspen is forcing her sister to hold her hand! And she is hoarding the vintage kitties from her sister! And I have not even gotten the matching dress for little London done she isn't even wearing Pipsqueak Couture in our Christmas photo!

Can you just feel the love between these two?!? Sharing toddler secrets, I just love it!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's December already!!!!

Not really sure where all the time goes...I haven't made my kids a single new Christmas outfit and normally they are all done by now...haven't even thought of what my Christmas cards should look like...and two years ago, they were already in the mail!

So, maybe if I put my tree up this weekend I won't feel so completely behind. At least my shopping is already started!

So since I can't show you a really darling Christmas outfit, you will just have to settle for the cutest babylegs a girl needs to have! These lacettes are seriously little bloomers but easier! Now just wait til I show you the ones with the pom-poms on the bottom!

I love Miss London wearing this hat, with her curls sticking out! Too bad she takes it off every other minute...I think she needs a little red one for Christmas to wear to church on Christmas eve!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bows and ruffles...

A new little design I have just finished up...I was really thinking of this as part of spring, but not red for this one was my test run...a little bow romper, with an elastic smocked bodice and double ruffle pants...I thought it was a fun twist on the double ruffle pants I love so much!
What's a girl to do but love this little outfit! London sure adores the bows, it is actually really funny how she makes sure they are still there and perfect!

Super comfy, ultra easy, I would say this a perfect little outfit for any day of the week, it layers up very easily as well to wear in the winter months!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Ruffled apron dresses...I have renamed them the Arponerella! Cinderella with her apron, I guess that is what the word makes me think of....and here is a little winter frock that is just darling with any girl's favorite boots...
I think it could be the perfect dress for thanksgiving! Comfy and plenty of room to eat lots of turkey and mashed potatoes!

Monday, November 8, 2010

seeing red...

For all the girls who love traditional with a are a few new creations....and can I say, you must get the rosette dress, as it is so reasonably won't mind when she wears it to school!
And one of my favorites, this little ruffled rosette skirt in holly...I love the bustle look to it! So grab them all up while the getting is good!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

the fairy and the queen...

Yesterday was the Halloween parade and party at Aspen's school....can I even tell you how excited London was to be there....she was the hit at circle time!

London just followed in her sister's footsteps all morning long....with a little less listening than her sister does though!

My queen in the parade with one of her little buddies!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

tinsel, glitter, and all things sparkly!

Aspen has been asking to do Christmas decorating at the shop everyday this week, and finally late Thursday our first batch of Christmas ornaments and trees arrived...of course she loaded up all the bottoms of the feather trees full of ornaments before I even got prices on things!

We both loved these little vintage looking parakeets....which are glass of course...and I was trying to pry them out of little missie's hands! You have to see this little box in real life to appreciate just how amazing it is....all designed by my mom...the woman who can manage to get more done in a day than I can ever hope to! She made this little ditty...and seven aprons in a day for me!

Can you even stand this little darling? I feel like this is doll form..complete with wreath in her hands!

Ah, I wish my little world was always this sparkly...I just love this time of year! So fun to design and create things, whether they end up clothing or decorations!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Peace, love and joy...well maybe not joy...

This morning when we got in the car, I told Aspen we were taking Christmas pics...she said she didn't want to...I totally figured I would get her to change her mind because she is usually good about taking photos...well not today...she wanted nothing to do with any of it, as you can see. I told her I would show her these pictures when she was older and tease her! There are definitely ones worse than what I am sharing is all I can say!

None the less, this is the Peace, Love and Joy dress for Christmas in shades of red, green and aqua...a little more traditional colors than my usual styling. I love the big bell sleeve on it...kind of fun for a twist of something different!

I think bottom one was about as good as it got for me today...definitely not interested in pictures is all I can say!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gingerbread Lattes and Pumpkin Bread...

Inspired by the flavors of the season, this is the first of the new Christmas dresses...the Gingerbread Latte Peasant dress...a slightly longer version with just the one layer, a little twist on my French Farmhouse peasant dress.

Perfect for the whole season, whether your little one is sitting on Santa's lap or you're at a friends house for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner....or a chilly day at the beach...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

check this little darling out!!

How cute is this little 3 year old...minus her two triplet brothers? Her mommy came in to pick out a special outfit for their 3rd birthday photos, and I think she may have just found the perfect thing!!! Don't you wish every girl could be decked out in Pipsqueak Couture everyday? They just look too darling for words, and now I am off to create some more Christmas inventory! I just couldn't resist showing you this photo!

Friday, September 24, 2010

the first pumpkin!

We grew pumpkins for the first time this year...and today Aspen took the first one to show and tell! She loves these little pumpkins and has tended to them all summer....can't wait to see how they taste!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Aspen's new look for fall...

Aspen has decided she needs hats...hats for school for she will be adorned in the lastest Pipsqueak Couture hats for toddlers come fall...if it ever arrives...I think it was about 88 degrees the day I took this photo...maybe why she was insistent to stay inside and take a picture!

Cute none the less though, right? I always feel like when she smiles this big is the only time she looks much like me. Ha! I will take what I can get from her!