…playing around with the backdrop for week 4 of Project Run and Play. Charlotte was having a blast posing for me! Dress tutorial here. She is such a ham! Sadie and I had the photo shoot today, and it went great…I am in love with week 4 look and can’t wait to show you….

…we’re having a blast watching this girl learn new things…like the joys of teething (smirk)…and rolling over! She can roll over to her front now…which threw Rory and I off, because the other two hated being on their tummies and didn’t roll that way (voluntarily) until like 8 or 9 months. (I’m telling you…hated it.)

…using our new system of filling the jar with marbles to reward good behavior (they lose them if they’re naughty). When it gets filled up they get to go on a date with one of us to froyo or pick out a toy. It’s working well so far…as long as the marbles are out of reach. Sadie is a sneaky little gal sometimes…

…enjoying the WARM weather we’ve been having! It was almost 90 degrees the other day. Time to break out the shorts and blind everyone!

…cleaning up the aftermath from Project Run and Play. I am glad the sewing is done, but man I had a BLAST. good thing it’s over and I can clean it up now, cause that carpet is full of thread and scraps. Not that I couldn’t clean while I went, but I got so focused that cleaning was the last thing on my mind. Rory will second that, haha. (now to go mop the floors, clean the bathrooms, and generally de-grime the house.)

One more pic just cause she’s so cute…and so the last pic you see isn’t my nasty carpet. ๐Ÿ˜€


  1. I am so glad I’m not the only person whose sewing room looks like a tornado went through it after sewing! Sometimes I truly think I’m the only one who makes a mess! LOL

  2. Such lovely lovely pictures of your adorable girls!

    May I ask if you used a PS filter on some of these? I am in love with the glow like look they have.

  3. I just had to tell you that your girls are beautiful…and so photogenic! I am loving your creations for Project Run and Play! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Your children are beautiful!! Thank you for the color blocking idea on the cardigan! I love that whole outfit! Beautiful details

  5. your daughters have such cute red hair…thanks for being honest about the mess that’s what my apt looks like too

  6. Love what I’ve seen so far from the contest. You are rockin it!

  7. Love your pictures! What a fun backdrop and bribe. ๐Ÿ™‚ Everything in my house gets put on hold when I’m sewing. I spent a good chunk of this evening cleaning up the aftermath too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. LOVE that pic of your girlie eating froyo! We do marble jar rewards, too! It’s amazing, it really works miracles, as long as the parents are consistent. LOL Really enjoy your blog, and pics of your sweet girls!

  9. too cute:)

  10. Such cute pics! And mommy you look so pretty with your hair back and so thin! Ahh—looks like you have been blessed with a wonderful life! Enjoy!

  11. Your girls are just too cute!!! Can’t wait to see your final look, everything you have made so far has been amazing!!

  12. Those girls are just incredibly darling. You look really pretty in that photo too! I may have to try that marble-jar idea, but I’d have to keep mine out of reach too. =)

  13. You are my sewing Queen. Your Barbie outfits helped me in the beginning to boost my confidence, and now my daughters closet is bursting with homemade dresses. What are some good tips on buying a serger? I have never used one, and maybe buying my first one ever, and am rather intimidated, any suggestions?

  14. I can’t wait to see the backdrop in action (again :))! Such adorable photos!

  15. Your girls are so cute! I adore that dress ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Gold background??? Can’t wait to see the pictures!

    I’m sure you are ready to clean up and get back to normal BUT…I’m going to be super sad when All Stars ends. I love this group. (LOVE)

  17. Gold background??? Can’t wait to see the pictures!

    I’m sure you are ready to clean up and get back to normal BUT…I’m going to be super sad when All Stars ends. I love this group. (LOVE)

  18. You girls are so beautiful! I love all the pictures!

  19. Oh gosh those girls are beautiful. I can’t wait to see your looks this week.

  20. Adorable girls, I have 3 too! Ps. LOVE the messy sewing room pics, all too familiar

  21. Hello jess
    I am French and it has been 3 days since as soon as I have a moment of free I go on your blog.
    All that you make is wonderful! You are talented!
    I dream to know how to make so many things as you one day!
    Here is I just wanted to say to you that you are my favorite!
    And also your daughters are really beautiful! I understand where you find your inspiration.
    Saddened for my English and I hope that you understand what I write! Lol
    See you soon

  22. LOVE these pics! Thanks for keeping it real with the sewing room pics, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Congrats on the win today Jess!

    And I just think your girls are the cutest. Great job with all the project run and play. You did amazing!

  24. Beautiful backdrop…beautiful dress…and even more beautiful children =)


  25. I love everything about this, my goodness she is getting so big! Why isn’t she in modeling yet? I just want to squish her!!!

  26. I always smile when I see your adorable girls. I love the dress too and that craft room is so cute!

  27. i just love you and your girls! you exude such a sweet spirit and make me want to be a more fun mommy:) thanks for sharing

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