Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Design a Day - Day 26 (Pink Polka Dot)

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Polka Dot Straws, Fingerless Bow Gloves, Pensive Photo, Frill belted Dress

Oh, what a day! I feel like I have been hitting the ground running from morning to night with never a rest betwixt one moment and the next! I was at a meeting during most of the day, came home to a full house of guests {Aidan and Mia love their annual visit from Grandma and Grandpa}, and somewhere in the middle of it all, had to whip up a new design. I have several new ideas I really want to make, but they require drafting entirely new patterns. Today I was rushing... trying to quickly get something together before losing the last rays of sunlight.

I was contemplating the styles I have done, and I actually don't do nearly as much with pink as you would guess for little girl shoes. So, I pulled out some remnant reclaimed pink and black polka dot fabric. It's fun, vintage-y, and girlie, especially when paired with a little peep toe!
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They have ruffled a chiffon rosette. They are called Madeline, one pair in size 7 available here. For more about the Design a Day series and when we will launch our firm-soled shoe line {very soon!} click here.

In that color scheme, here is a coordinating photograph of pretty tome and this cute little house mobile.
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Today, as I said, has been a long, long day. As mentioned, I was in a meeting, and I had to take Mia with me because it was the only time that worked. After sitting and being sweet and content, Mia announced that she had to use the restroom... and we got there only to discover she had wet her pants. {Poor little thing.} She had a dress on, so we had a little talk about modesty and sitting carefully; I told her we would fix it as soon as we got to the car. I returned to the meeting, trying to focus on facts and figures, while making sure to simultaneously keep a careful eye on Mia, knowing there was a pair of wet undies soaking into the lining of my purse. Ah! The life of a mom! I would like to tell you that I have extraordinary powers to efficiently get things done. But the truth is that I juggle. Some days I feel like it goes pretty good, and other days it feels like I am falling behind at everything. But, I just keep on keeping on... and look behind sometimes, to remind myself how far I have really come.

I will leave you with one final photo on the topic of polka dots. I love this picture of a mother and daughter; it captures the intimacy so well!
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Happy Wednesday!


Yoli said...

What a lovely post. Thank you for sharing.

kpriss said...

Oh, honey! How I understand you when you say you wish you had superpowers! I wish I had them too! But most of all, most of all, I wish a day would have slightly over 60hours instead of 24! But until then, I'm slowly learning the art of doing the manicure in the car, while my Adored Husband patiently drives us all to some location and bravely copes with the nail polish smell :P.

Just Another Girl said...

Yay we are getting close to day 30!

Brianne-zam said...

Jessica, I could just picture your little story of Mia as if it was straight out of a working mom movie. You are soooo amazing! Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us.


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