I keep getting behind on my posting but not on the photos themselves. It would be a real shame to get to week 31 and miss one, don’t ya think? The lighting is better on some days than others, and the sister photos are all over the place because there are plenty of moments when Camilla just won’t lay down/let go of her snack/change out of her jammies/some other un-photogenic thing. And by the time I’ve disciplined, Bea has started wailing and we have to try again later. And need I mention that the baby now flips over the minute I put her on her back…? But I persevere. I am going to get my 52 photos, darnit.
(Week 28 — some of my favorite vintage fabric.)
(Week 29 — my favorite vintage quilt.)
I haven’t decided if I need to number them somehow in Photoshop. The original project that I’m copying had photoshopped numbers on the onesies, but that’s going to be an awful lot of work at this point and I’m not sure I love the look. Maybe just a tasteful little number in the corner somewhere?
The other problem that I have been considering is the fact that I am running out of fabric. I have gone through all the large pieces in my stash and what decorative quilts/blankets we possess and I definitely do not have 21 selections left. I have been buying fabric for a while now with coupons, but since I plan to make quilts someday I want to get the nice stuff and that’s usually about $10/yard. I’ve found some cheaper, of course, but even at 40% off it’s a significant weekly expense. Plus, I just don’t need 21 more yards of fabric. Maybe 3 or 4 more pieces to round out my colors (some more green? and orange?) but I hate to buy something I have absolutely no need for.
(These are all the fabrics destined for the quilt. Everything else has been the wrong weight/fiber or the colors just won’t work.)
Husband suggested reusing some pieces and that would, of course, be the most economical solution. I’m fighting it, though, because I want to know in my mind that every week is different. But when you see them all together you probably won’t really notice. Plus, it’s not like there’s a big final destination for these photos — I just want to put them up at the girls’ 1st/3rd birthday party and make up a little photo book.
What do you think?
Now for some outtakes…to be honest, these end up being my favorites sometimes!
As soon as the official photo shoot is over, Milla wants to start playing on the fabric.
And Beatrice, of course, is pleased as punch to be done with that nasty on-your-back business.
Shhh….don’t tell anyone that Beatrice is sucking on the grimy old cell phone!
Mama took it away.
Mama caved and gave it back.
This was the I-absolutely-have-to-wear-my-pajamas week.
And this is how the fabric ends up after a few minutes of flapping.
See why I have to work fast?