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365 Self-Portrait Project (week 41st)

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I try to publish one or two posts in between each Friday, so there aren’t only self-portraits here.

Not everything always work out the way we want it… huh?

This week just flew by. I wasn’t very busy, though.

Or… maybe I was…

Having two kids is already a piece of work, so saying I wasn’t busy would be actually a lie. Two days without the husband. Sewing, crocheting, cleaning.

Yes, you read it right: I finally made my first sewing creation: skirt for No.1

Just look for me in the next Project Runway 😉

Oh… and I had a WONDERFUL photo shoot on Saturday. It was truly amazing.


On Friday, quick shot of my favorite belt (Yes, my belt, not my butt). I bought it about 10 years ago. It’s been with me through bad and good.


On Saturday I was the photographer

and she was the model:

and I snapped a few pictures of this guy:

Back in days he was my ESL teacher.

Today, a dear friend.


The next day there was a pain. A horrible pain.


My Little Darlin always gets in a picture. No matter if I want it or not.

Me envisioning something is a one thing, but making it happen… oh dear, that’s a different story.


On Tuesday husband was gone for almost all day, but before he left I’d made him banana pancakes for breakfast.

and later I’d tried to fix a small problem in something I’ve made for No.2:

Those leg warmers were a little too big on the top part and I had to do something to make them fit better.

Can’t really say I fixed it!

Did I mention that No. 1 always gets a way to be in a picture ;)
Did I mention that No. 1 always finds a way to get in the picture 😉

At least it all had inspired me to take some pictures of our cranky-not sleeping-but definitely yawning a lot No.2


With the husband gone for the day and my headache back, there was no way I could survive that day without any pills.



I know those two picture are a little of a stretch.

Here, there is almost nothing of me… that tiny piece of my foot…

and here, there is not very visible reflection in our dog’s eye.

Photo Art Friday

But you know what, I took much better shots of our daughter having fun and that’s what matters the most. Those simple moments of happiness… all because there was a wind blowing in her face and leaves dancing around her.

I think we all could learn a lot from our kids. Mostly how to enjoy our life.

Have a wonderful weekend my friends. Get out there and feel the wind!


I’m sorry I didn’t have the chance to answer to all your comments from last week. I’ve been more into the real life than the Internet one this past week. It felt really good, actually. Maybe I should do it more often 😉


Self-Portrait Project (week 33rd)

The most important thing that happened this past week was…

… I finally dug out the sewing machine I had gotten from my in-law a year (or more) ago…

Haven’t made anything yet, but it’s all set up and ready to use.


On Saturday I brought the machine into the house. Cleaned it and… hm… didn’t know where to start and what to do with it.

Ni Hao Yall


Serving dinner. Tomato galette. Yumm!!!

With this picture I got lucky. 

On Sunday I didn’t take any other self-portrait and this one was taken just by accident.  


The day before we went to Jo-Ann’s  to get some thread for my sewing machine and just look around for things I would need if I want to start sewing. Late at night I had tried to put the thread on the machine but I couldn’t figure it out, so we called my husband’s mom. She helped a little but still… it didn’t work. 

So on Monday I called my mom.

We talked on Skype, so I was able to show her the machine.

Then she guided me through each step. During the next few hours the machine was ready to go, and what’s most important I felt super comfortable and confident about sewing.

The funny thing is that

– my mom had been a seamstress for 40 years,

– she had taught sewing in sewing vocational high school for 15 years,

– she’d made many of my clothes

– I had watched her sew every single day for so many years

BUT at the same time

she had never had the patience to teach me or my sister how to sew.

Finally, after so many years and thousands miles away she taught me something.

Isn’t that funny!?


Also this week, I have discovered a bentonite clay. It does wonders to my skin 🙂 

And this picture is a reflection of how I ‘ve been feeling lately… in pieces… a piece here, a piece there…


This picture is an ode to my back which hurts like hell. It has been for the most part of this week. I know that big part of it is the weather. It has changed a little and I can feel it, but for the most of the time it is our No. 2 screaming her lungs off each time I put her down. At the same time she is not getting any lighter.  


Easy and quick to make dinner: Pasta.

with this little one rolling back and forth between my legs …

At least that way I can have a few things done without having to hold her.


Today’s play and eating toes time 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!


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