So much fun with this family! Thankfully, we had time before Drew went back to Hope College and Ryan started his Junior year at Homestead. Have a great year!
This was such a fun session. A perfect summer evening with Nadia, her mom and little sister. We started out at the University of St. Francis with beautiful flowers and sparkling water that brought out Nadia’s stunning blue eyes. Then a brief walk through the Environmental Center and finally, the Homestead Football field. Nadia is a gifted athlete, playing for the girls Varsity team as well as Club soccer finishing 2nd in the nation! Nadia is committed to playing soccer next fall for Evangel University in Missouri.
In her spare time she volunteers at church, The Community Harvest Food Bank and was a middle school camp councilor.
Did I mention this girl is STRONG? She can kick the soccer ball into next week!!
Many Blessings Nadia!
This adorable family’s precious baby girl just turned one year old. We had a steamy morning with beautiful light, until….a windy and wild thunderstorm raged through the area north of the Fort!
Thankfully, Amber, Josh and Baby A were all full of love and smiles. Happy Birthday sweet girl!
Keenan’s session was the perfect start to the class of 2018! It was steamy hot, but this four year veteran Homestead Marching Band member scarcely noticed. His sense of style shined through from bow tie to solar system socks.
Keenan is the section leader of the drum line, the center snare. He also plays in the Anonymous Blue band accompanying the Show Choir. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing the piano and recently returned from a mission trip to Nicaragua. He plans to attend Purdue next fall pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Many Blessings Keenan!
I’m so in love with the woodsy enchanted garden look and I have a one year old baby session coming up. A dance mom and crafter at heart, I decided to visit Finders Keepers, a local consignment shop.I found this chair. for $15. It was dirty and needed some repair, but had a charm about it and it was on the smaller size which is perfect
Safety first. It needs some loving care. I used wood glue and a clamp to secure the side arm for 24 hours. Every other screw was tightened and the wood cleaned with Murphy’s Oil Soap. I also used a sanding block to soften any rough edges.Next, the seat cover needs to be removed with a flat head screw driver. It turned out that it had been recovered twice so I repeated the process of using the flat head screw driver to loosen the staples and the pliers to pull them out.
Re-purposing a retired sweater was the way to go to recover the seat, and kitty agrees. You can always find a remnant fabric from your local craft store. BTW, I always have a lot of extra assistants!Using the chair as a pattern, I positioned the sweater and cut it out. Leaving about a 2 inch border to fold over the back. The sweater was too white for the theme. Keeping it natural, I decided to seep it in tea. Boil water and a couple tea bags over the stove, turn it off and seep until you reach the desired color. I didn’t rinse, merely squeezed the excess water and dried laying it flat.Next, position your fabric how you wish on the seat. I found it useful to mark the screw holes. Then I used an electric heavy duty stapler to secure it to the seat. You can use an ordinary heavy duty stapler. I believe I used 3/8 in staples. To make sure the fabric doesn’t fray, I trimmed the edges with Pinking Shears. For all of my essential oil loving friends, I did spray the seat cushion with DoTerra On Guard, just in case.Then, with a little difficulty, I reattached the seat with Gigi’s help. Not much of an assistant, she’s easily distracted. “Squirrel”!
Fun and many hours at Hobby Lobby! Who can just run in and out? I found flowers and moss for my chair during a half price sale and of course used my 40% off coupon! Use a wire cutter and roughly arrange your flowers. Take care not to leave sharp wires sticking out.Use a glue gun to attach your flowers. I also stuck some moss for added texture. I burned my finger a few times and still have a blister OUCH!! The results were worth it! I can’t wait for my one year old session! I hope to use this chair over and over! In Photoshop, I can change the color of the flowers if desired. Good luck!
Now all we need is a precious baby girl, or maybe a senior girl, or a dancer…..