Monday, February 23, 2009

A Tip of the Hat for Hand-Me-Downs

OK, I ain't gonna lie. I'm pretty proud of myself--I made that hat! It took me hours and hours. And hours. Five tries to be exact, but I did it! And to celebrate, I'm giving one away, so leave a comment if you're interested.

In other good news, Maggie lucked out this last week. She got three bags of hand-me-downs from our dear friend, including the above outfit she's wearing. Lucky girl! She's tried on outfit after outfit validating her young obsession with clothes. Like mother like daughter, I guess! I think she was most thrilled about the "exercise shoes" she got--little Nike's. She keeps riding on one leg of my elliptical like it's a merry-go-round, all the while staring down at her feet and cooing, "Look, Mommy! I'm exercising!"

And finally, I managed to beat the sunset (barely) and take these photos of Maggie in her new hat I'm so proud of. I'm still figuring out my style as a photographer, but I'm pretty sure these fit the frame. I adore these pictures and hope to take lots more like them!

19 comments:

  1. beautiful hat!! i just ordered one similar for brooks (a boy version) put my name down i want one!!! ok you are the location queen!! i would love to know where you are shooting these, but if they are top secert i totally understand. i am looking for a "new" location to do brooks's one year old pics that i would like to do this week, and i think this would be perfect. again totally understand if you want to keep this to yourself. email me!!

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  2. Fabulous photos. Congrats on the hand-me-downs. We received a nice bunch at Church yesterday--mostly dresses--and daughter number 3 insisted on wearing quite a formal dress to school today. Girls are funny, and fun.

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  3. I want the hat!! Haha. Just Kidding, I don't want you sending it all the way to germany. But you did an awesome job. And Bella looks adorable with it. She's so cute! Give her KISSES for me! I love you! <3

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  4. I want it! I want it! Those are so cute, but I'm no good at crocheting. I'd love one for my little girls.:)

    I hear you on the hand-me-downs! I think they're great too!

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  6. Found your blog through your post on Jennifer Anderson's! Great photos & what a cute little girl! I LOVE that hat & couldn't be more excited about a chance to win! I can't find on your blog where you are located, but if I won, your little hat would be shown on my blog on little cuties in Indiana! P.S. You've set your blogspot blog up so nicely....mine could use some work!

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  7. That is the most adorable hat ever and I think my cute little niece Brynna would look beautiful in it. What do you think? You are so amazing Marie...I admire your talents so much. Keep up the good work. Love you and miss you!

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  8. Oh it looks sooooo cute!! Sofie would never turn down such a precious hat, of course! :)

    I'm hoping to head to the quilt store this week to get some fabric to start the dress!

    And I love the pictures! They're really, really amazing!!

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  9. The hat is beautiful. You really are amazing--and so generous! I am so impressed with your pictures, such a talent! And of course, Maggie is so very cute!
    I am looking forward to getting together Friday! It will be fun!

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  10. Very cool! I would love to learn how to do that. I love the background! When Shanna gets new clothes she has to try them all on too! :) They are so funny! Such girls...

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  11. Super cute! Way to go you talented lady!! I would love one of those cute hats - Chloe and Sarah's b'days are coming up... :)

    Great location too! I love those doors!

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  12. you my goodness. that hat is the cutiest hat i have ever seen! and bella looks like a little model. i love the colors! very bright. hand-me-downs are fun!

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  13. Super cute....both the girl and the hat.=) Hailey is obsessed with exercising right now. Very funny.

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  14. Oh the hat is so cute! You should be proud! I would be. Anything I make with yarn never turns out . . . always just a glop of yarn stuck together! :) I would be interested! And, btw, I think your photos are fabulous!

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  15. Marie, these are beautiful!!! And I LOVE the hat--and I would LOVE to own one....*hint*

    I love the style you're developing as a photographer; I think it's gorgeous and says "you"!

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  16. Love the hat Marie! So 'boutique-ee.' Totally adorable. Haylee would look so adroable in one. ;) Your photography is beautiful, as is your writing. And you and your sisters are so gorgeous! Miss your family. We've had some good times haven't we? Remember your dad leaning back after dinner "Oh, I ate too much!" Every single time? :)

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  17. Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! So cute girl and I agree with Shannon, your photo location is FABULOUS! love love love it. My friend with a newborn just moved close to me so I'm about to steal her lil one for some practice...can't wait!

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  18. Adorable! Josi told me she really really wants a hat like that and I should just go buy one. She didn't like the response that it wasn't for sale, that you made it. Then she told me to just ask you how you did it. I love that she thinks I can do anything still:)

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  19. what a talented lady you are! I am loving the hat - good job!! and the pics are adorable!! You're style seems right on target so keep up the good work!!

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