the weekend...

My parents flew in this weekend for their yearly visit from Germany. I love getting to spend time with them and I really love how excited the kiddo gets about hanging out with Oma and Opa. She spent a good bit of time hanging out by the window on Saturday; waiting and watching for them to arrive. While sitting with her, I noticed how pretty the light was and how sweet she was being so I decided to try to get a few shots with the camera. I haven't tried much lately since Syd is not a fan of cameras or being spontaneous in front of one. She doesn't mind posing for blog post photos because she gets "paid" in mini chocolate chips but will run away from cameras otherwise. I managed to get a few keepers this time and it makes me want to try harder to get more of those casual, everyday type photos - nothing staged or pre-planned. We'll see... 

I also signed up for two different online Adobe Illustrator classes over the weekend! As much as I love Photoshop there are just some things that I think will work better in Illustrator  - digital pattern drafting, for example - and look forward to learning as much as I can. I'll share more about the classes soon for anyone that might be interested.


  1. so gorgeous!!! and yay illustrator!

  2. Very good, V, enjoy your visitors!

  3. Beautiful photos! I am soon to embark on Melly Sews' class for Illustrator for digitalising my first sewing pattern. I am excited! Suz

  4. precious photos! she's crazy adorable.

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  6. I love these photos! Actually I love your photos!
    As I am an architect, when I need to digitalise my patterns I use autocad. And it works great!

  7. Gorgeous pictures! Your love for your daughter is just beaming off those photos...