Thursday, June 24, 2010


There are so many things that I want to be able to do for my family and for myself. One of those things is learning how to sew. I have never wanted to know how to do this, but lately I have had this urge to be more creative and to make the most of what we have; to stretch our resources. Sewing is one thing I can do to accomplish that goal. I want to make clothes for my kids, and costumes, and baby gifts, and quilts, and.....Hmmm, maybe I should learn how to thread a bobbin first? Ha! I signed up for Sewing 101 at a local fabric store and I also signed up for a little girl dress workshop where I will make a dress for Brooklyn. I am so nervous! I am a perfectionist. In the past if I couldn't do something perfect then I didn't do it. 30 has changed me. I am seeing that failure is just as important as success and that you learn so much more when you have to pick yourself up and try again. I still don't like to fail, but I will keep trying.
It helps alot that Brooklyn has so much faith in me and my abilities...she already has a list a mile long of things she would like me to make for her! I have decided that once I get my bearings I will bring her to a few classes for kids and she can make some things for herself.
My first class is on Tuesday and I keep getting daymares in which I touch the sewing machine and it comes to life and spits needles at me and hisses. I will let you know how it goes...hopefully everyone survives.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Culp Family Photos 2010

We had not had family portraits done in over 3 it was time. Enter the amazing Kara Stewart of She made us feel so comfortable and was able to capture who we are.

The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
~Jill Churchill