June 29, 2012

Retro Friday, One

Keeping with the time line, I decided to have these first birthday pictures of me as the newest post. My birthday is in October, but I thought I would pull these out anyway. I have a sequence of these pictures that my dad took, and they are some of my favorite photos of me for many reasons. The first being how my mom made this little birthday as special as she could. She made this little cake without a mold, and I think it is a pretty darn good attempt. Just think if blogs existed then, she could have done a tutorial on how to make a bunny cake!
The other special thing about these pictures for me, is the fact that she also made my dress. I love how the sweet yellow dress matches the icing on the bunny cake! There is no doubt that I got a lot of my cooking and sewing talents from her. She loved to cook, and sew. I was such a homebody as a kid, that I would watch everything she did. She sometimes didn't have a lot of patients to actually let me cook as a kid, or go onto her sewing machine and try it out, but just being by her side and being and observer, I picked up a lot from her. When I was in high school I decided to take a sewing course, and it wasn't until then, that she let me use her machine. Once I got to use it, there was no turning back! I made many creations once I was set loose on it.
Thanks mom, for giving me the love of cooking and sewing.
Also, thanks to my dad for giving me the love of photography, he has such a good eye for composition I think.
You both would have been great bloggers!

Happy Friday to everyone. I'm almost done with the linen dress that I have been working on. I can't believe how long it has taken me to make it. I went through two spools of thread, and had to go back for more yesterday, to make the button holes! Soon there will be a post on it!


  1. How sweet! I love the cake and, especially, the dress. My sisters and I always had birthday dresses with big bows. What special memories.


  2. These are just about the most adorable pix I've ever seen. They are magical. And the story behind them is even sweeter.

  3. My earlier comment must have bounced off into cyber space!! Love the first photo...it too looks like artwork. So pretty and soft.
    Emma was accepted to all the universities she applied to. She's decided to take a year off to work and travel and I am more than happy about that! She wants to major in history... she might as well see some far away places before all that studying starts up again.
    We've been having the most amazing weather, breaking all kinds of records for June. Hope you're all doing well...Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  4. You look adorable in those photos-I love the cake.

    That was the first time I had moules and frites and it was the perfect spot to try them.

  5. What sweet photos! Your parents loved you so much! You have definitely gotten your parent's creativity and passed passed it on to your children. :)

  6. Do you want to know what I think you should do? I would love to see that dress replicated, as close to what you remember it to be like in color, shape, and detail, and then also add a bunny purse to go with it that resembles the cake (obviously porprtioned in size to a small child). Then title the outfit as "Yellow Frosting", or something of the sort. I think you get your eye for heirloom children's clothing from what you used to have as a child, the dress (and you in it) is totally scrumptious. Look at your little hands! I don't think I have any pictures of when I was a child. my folks won't let go of them even though the photos never see the light of day and remain in a box stacked way up high in a closet somewhere. I really should try again and ask them to part with a few of the photographs. I am so intrigued by your retro Friday posts - they make me reflect on my own history. You have no idea how special that is to me - to remember what I hadn't thought about in years. Good on you for doing this Retro Friday post.