Hope you don’t mind if I babble a little

I’m almost falling asleep at my computer today.  I’ve been staying up too late at night reading The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo and I finally finished it last night but I’m paying for it today.  Headachey, tired.

We’ve had a great week with lots of friends over to play and going to friends’ houses…every day in fact.  Yesterday we went to Karen’s house (her E and my E are the same age…so much fun!) and later in the afternoon I had a photo shoot with what I hope will be the last pair of B3P’s (Karen’s nickname, clever eh?) I make for a while, by that I mean I need a little break after making a bajillion pairs.  But I can’t get enough of the Lizzy House (Red Letter Day) fabric with the “vintage” (Gypsy Caravan) Amy Butler.  Orange and purple are awesome together.

The Big Butt Baby Pant pattern is finally to a point where I consider it finished.  Now it needs just a few changes here and there and it will be ready for purchase.  But not today, OK?

I just discovered my Sew Mama Sew Board Member Introduction last night, the link is here if you want to go take a look.  I remember when I first started blogging and I would look at the people with the Board Member Button on their blogs and think: “WOW.” So it’s hard to explain what an honor to be there now, to be asked. If you’ve been living under a rock and have never seen the site, go take a look.  Their photo pool alone can keep me busy for hours, but the contributions of so many amazing sewists to their blog over the years is staggering.

The turquoise wall is surprising me.  I needed a new profile picture for the SMS thing last week so I sat on my kitchen table with my sewing machine and a pile of baby pants and my camera on a tripod.  I ended up with the picture you see there on the sidebar and the one that Beth used for my SMS intro (they’re also below for those of you using your readers), and man I really like how they turned out.  I still had to edit the photos a little (tweaking the saturation and sharpness, upping the exposure are my typical tricks) but I’m feeling affirmed and gleefully satisfied with that color choice.  Don’t be surprised if from now on I take all my pictures in the kitchen.

OK, the baby’s awake.  Time to go play!

31 thoughts on “Hope you don’t mind if I babble a little

  1. If you thought that book was great, just you wait until you read the second one! Best of the three. I stayed up til almost 3 sewing and the kiddo opted to get up at 5.30 this morning. Fun times. I feel your pain.

  2. See? You're awesome 🙂 LOVE the turqoise…and I'm staring at my yellow, basil, and lilac walls….and thinking it just won't work in here 😉

  3. LOVE the pictures!!! Loved seeing you on Sew Mama Sew! AND how totally exciting! You deserve it! And the purple and orange are a surprisingly fun combination!

  4. OOOoooo, you need to read The Girl Who Played With Fire!!! But have someone take your kids for a few days because it's THAT addictive!
    Kudos on the SMS board thingee.

  5. I love the pics! They're great and have so much personality! Awesome that you are a board member (even though I'm not sure what that means…). You should link your self portrait up with my challenge linky from yesterday. It's open until next week!

    Talk to you later!

  6. I love the photos – and I'm seriously in major envy of your turquoise kitchen wall 🙂

    And I'm really trying to be patient for the pants, GAH!!! My *baby* turns 16 months this month and he NEEDS these pants, heehee ;)!

    Seeing the adorable orange and purple pants you made make my heart yearn for a little girl, but I'm certain I can come up with some cute combos for my boys.

  7. How was the book? My Mommy friends and I just started a book club and that is our first book we have chosen………so, what did you think?

    Oh yeah, and super-cute pants too!!!


  8. Those books are addictive. I think the 2nd one is my favorite out of the three. I love the new pictures!

  9. LOVE the pictures … you silly girl. And the funky hair? Fabulous!!
    Congratulations on the SMS Board position … you totally deserve it and I can't wait to see what you come up with.
    Happy Weekend!!

  10. Congrats Rae on becoming a board member i am so happy for you!

    You are totally inspiring and super creative and your blog has been one of my favorites ever since i discovered it.

    I thank you for being you and sharing your creativity with us

  11. Love your pictures!! And so glad I am not the only crazy mama who stays up late Reading. It is after midnight here and I am still checking blogs! I will no doubt pay tomorrow too!

    Just crawling out from under my rock and going to check out sew mama sew for the first time ………


  12. I almost died form cuteness at that photo of you at Sew Mama! I saw it last week and I was goign to say something but I forgot! GO you! Can't wait for the baby pants!

  13. The picture? Is ADORABLE. (And now I know what you look like, so if we're ever at the same party…I'll know it! LOL)

  14. I love the new pictures- you can sure take a good picture! The wall is awesome- what a great pop of color. I am okay with waiting for the B3P's – ha funny name! What I'd like to know is how was Blueberry Hill? Did it already happen? I have been imagining you there with all your HR clothing :). Go rest. If you can.

  15. Oh Rae, you are so stinkin' adorable!!

    I need some new fiction, so I'm going to grab the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, too.

    Can you believe J and I were just talking about what kind of tattoos we'd get, were we tattoo-types? I see one in my future now, despite my lifelong aversion.

    We miss you up here, I know you'd love it. If you get bored at home, tell Mr. Rae you're hopping in the car and driving North for 8 hours 😉

    p.s. I sent my tester pants with my mom to get to my sister's brand-new-baby once she arrives.

  16. Rae! Cute photo and cute pants! Love the orange and purple together! How was the book? Just started it, literally, this morning and can't wait to get more into it. Congrats on becoming a Board Member, super exciting! 🙂

  17. How did you like the book? I just finished reading it last week. The new pattern looks fabulous (of course) and congrats on the SMS board member, your profile pic is great!

  18. yes the photos are uber cute–both because of the wall in combo with your yellow shirt–but also because you really do look lovely (and funny–in a sweet way) in the photos. I love the one with you looking through the scissors–seems somehow to just match what I imagine your personality to be–which I only mean in the best way possible.

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