Zelda and a photo shoot

9 08 2011

As summer wraps up at the Tolen home, we have been getting in some last activities.  T2 has been reading ALOT! She knows homework will be coming soon as a Freshy. She has also been helping the Mr. T get their bathroom finished (pics when finished.)

T3 & T4 decided to use some lego guys and make a Link from Zelda.  This was done completely on their own and WOW! What talent from a 8 & 11 year old. The hair and hat are even removable, sculpted from clay and baked.  They used my craft paint for the outfits and then I sprayed them with a clear sealer.

T1 has been busy with another photo shoot.  The handsome young man will be a senior this year and T1 volunteered to take his pictures.  This was her first sr. pic photo shoot and it turned out great.  I’m only posting a few of the pics but there were SOOO many good ones to choose from.

I really want her to take some pics of the sibs before shool starts, but she made the varsity volleyball team yesterday and still has band camp of an evening so maybe on Saturday….

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Engagement Pics

1 08 2011

I have two projects I’m working on right now AND trying to get ready for a garage sale.  So for now, enjoy the engagement pics T1 took for some friends of ours.  Not bad for a Sophomore!


This last one is their save the date card that we made for them.

Hopefully either my quilt or table will be done in the next few days and I can post one of them 🙂

green pedestal plate

17 06 2011

I think it may be a sickness.  I LOVE to make these painted treasures.  And it doesn’t help that Speckled Dog keeps showing her amazing creations so then off I am again to the thrift stores to get more wooden items to create pedestal creations.  Lowe’s and I have become pretty good friends too with the Valspar paint samples. Good thing this is a cheap project!  The Mr. T AND some of my friends think it’s time I start selling some of this business; food for thought.  In the mean time, here’s my newest creation using Valspar Sassy Green.

I’m not the only one who created today (I worked on a few other projects too –corkboard still in progress.) T2 took T1’s camera outside and photographed the wild lilys growing in out backyard.  This photo is without any editing.  It’s beautiful and is now our laptop background 🙂

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Pictures for a friend

22 06 2010

T1 (14 years old) asked for a digital SLR for her birthday.  This was out of our price range, but grandparents pitched in with us and got it for her.  We took some one month pictures (me staging and T1 snapping pics) for our friend’s baby (you remember the baby blanket and diaper bag.)  I put them in photoshop and came up with some cute ones.  Pretty good for an non-professional 14 year old and her mom 🙂