And speaking of bloopers...

I was so excited that I got this set finished and wanted to take pictures right away, because I am that impatient when it comes to my work. This is the one that I mentioned before that is my ultimate FAVORITE design (if he actually read my blog, Jon would be cracking up right now, because he says my favorite design is always my newest design... I guess there is some truth to that!) So, it just so happened that Sydney was actually in the mood for pictures yesterday. That is a shot in the dark with that girl because she's so darn moody. She voluntarily put on the outfit and sat quietly while I fixed her hair and smiled sweetly as I cleaned her face and hands with a wipe. I was giddy with excitement. This is too good to be true! I went to the office to get all my gear and check email one last time before heading out to the park for pictures. Sydney headed in the direction of the playroom. I thought, "Well, good, she'll be entertained while I get my stuff ready." I come out to get her and this is what I see >>>>>>>

She immediately burst into tears, not because I reprimanded her in any way but because the look on my face must have been of pure horror. How could you punish a face like this? What you are not seeing in this picture is that the blue marker went all the way up both arms and was covering her feet and legs too. But, surprisingly enough she managed not to get even a tiny spot on the set... believe me I checked!

So, I got her all cleaned up (well, as best as I could) and off we went to the park for pictures. She must have been feeling pretty guilty because this was by far the best photoshoot I have ever had with her. She stood when I told her to stand, sat when I told her to sit, looked this way & that way when I told her to and was just as sweet as could be. Oh, and did I mention how much I looooooove this set? LOL! It is my first pair of decoupage jeans (jeans made from scratch too, not pre-purchased) and I am so in love with them that I have to keep them for Sydney. So, this set will be offered as a custom either today or tomorrow, depending on how quickly I can get my template together. Here are a few of my favorite shots from yesterday's session:

Afterwards, I rewarded her by taking her to the "big playground" and I didn't even make her go through the uncomfortable pain of changing outfits in the car. This is the kind of "rugged" outfit that you can wear to the playground, a picnic or a birthday party, but still looks great as a sweet little portrait set. And the more it is washed, the more character it will get. Here she is enjoying her sweet reward:
This is not up for auction yet, but it will be soon. You can find all of my eBay auctions by clicking here.


  1. She is just adorable!!! LOL @ the messy hands!

  2. Oh Patty...I'm glad she didn't get it on the outfit. You can see in her sweet face how scared she was. I can't believe how BIG she's getting!!!

  3. She looks so cute and I love the outfit! Too funny about the marker- amazing what they can do in a matter of minutes sometimes!!!

  4. Thanks, ladies! Yes, it was a pretty eventful day... my emotions were all over the place but can't complain about the outcome. Sydney is such a sweetie... and what can you expect out of a 2 year old?!? LOL!


  5. love it...that is something my 4 year old would cute

  6. Opps..that was me

  7. She is the cutest little thing. I'm so glad my kids aren't the only ones that like to draw their own tatoos. LOL! The outfit is TDF! I love it!

  8. You have got to be kidding! I am definitely laughing, but can't IMAGINE what I would've done in your shoes! BTW, HOW did you get that marker off? I don't see any rub burns in your awesome pics!

  9. Her horrified face in the first picture is SO stinking cute! You could just tell she felt bad :D Great set too, love all of the Costa Rica stuff!

  10. Oh my gosh, I'm so glad everything worked out. She is a doll and the outfit is awesome!

  11. hee hee, thanks, girls!

    Luckily the marker came off somewhat easily... I think she had used her Doodle Bear marker so it was water soluble... no rub marks. But if you look REAL closely at some of the big pictures in my auction you can still see a hint of blue in her hands. Some of it didn't come off and I gave up trying... LOL!


  12. Oh my...this is totally something Amber would do...she always has something on her hands!!


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