Even though I am not really into celebrating the holidays, it is impossible not to get caught in all the fun.
It might be a little late for Christmas, but we would like to wish you all and your beloved ones a FANTASTIC New Year!
May 2012 bring peace, health, success, harmony and new DDs to you. (^_^*)
In order to bring some fresh air to my pictures of Yukino-chan, I decided to play a little with Lightroom’s filters. It also added some mystery to the her new look, so it was double fun.
Recently, I ordered an outfit from Nine9Style for her. It looks really nice, including the boots. So far, I have not had the best luck with the shoes I got for Yukino. This pair made me really happy.
Together with the outfit, they sent a small magazine with some of their outfits. It looks really nice and I could not leave it without a photo shoot.
The wig looks so sweet on her. Pink is one of my favorite colors and it is exciting to see how nice Yukino looks in it. (^_^*)
Thanks for reading!
Last weekend, I decided to try making a dress for Yukino-chan. I used jade pixel’s pattern. For once, I was not that concerned about sewing. I just wanted to make something that Yukino could wear.
I used some linen I already had home. Last year, I started following sewing lessons. Even though I quit the course after a couple of months, I still have a lot of material at home.
The instructions are very clear and I did not have any problem following them. It was the very first I made a ruffle and I was a little nervous about it. However, everything went fine and I was able to finish it.
The neutral colors ended up bringing the best out of Yukino. I must admit that I did not even feel like post processing any of her pictures. I loved them so much that I let them as I took them.
I have also made the other accessories she was wearing. I knitted the leg warmers as well as the scarf.
Thanks a lot for stopping by and I hope you Yukino’s outfit as much as I have enjoyed making it.
P.S.: This is my 20th entry on this blog and I would like to share with you the quotation I just “received” from WordPress: “Easy reading is damn hard writing.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne
Some days ago, I wrote here about Yukino-chan helping me out sending Christmas cards to other proud DD parents.
Yesterday, we received our very first card from the exchange!
Yukino: “Another package, Mommy? Is it more clothes?”
Love Angel: “No, no. This one is different. And it comes from further.”
Yukino: “Wow! It’s from the USA…”
Yukino: “Let me find a better place to open it.”
Yukino: “What’s it? It does not look like a letter either.”
Yukino: “It is a Christmas card!!!!”
Yukino: “And look, Mommy! I got one specially for me.”
Yukino: “Both are so nice.”
Yukino, Soubi, Love Angel and flan_man: “Thank you so much, Mitsuki and family! We loved it!”
Yukino: “It was my very first card ever. You made me really happy! Thank you from the heart.”
Today, Yukino-chan and Soubi-kun found a package…
Yukino & Soubi: “Mommy, there is a package here.”
Soubi: “Is it for me?”
Love Angel: “No, Soubi, it is for Yukino.”
Yukino: “For me?!? Can I open it?”
Love Angel: “Of course!”
Yukino: “Thank you, Mommy.”
Soubi: “Fast! I want to see it too!”
Yukino: “What’s inside?”
Yukino: “Wow! New clothes!”
Yukino: “Can I put them on?”
Love Angel: “They are yours. Do what you like.”
Yukino: “Thank you.”
Yukino: “It is gorgeous!”
Yukino: “It makes me feel like those pretty girls I see on the Internet.”
Yukino: “It fits me perfectly!”
Yukino: “And look at the details…”
Yukino: “Not there, please. :$”
Yukino: “Thank you so much, Kuraikawai. Your clothes make look so nice!”
Yukino: “Thank you for reading it.”
Yukino: “See you next time. Bai bai!”
P.S.: This photoshoot has been supervised and approved by Soubi-kun, the older brother.
I have been in forums for so many years, but never had a Christmas card exchange organized in any of them. I got to know some people in person, but exchanging card was never on the menu.
This year, I joined the amazing people from the Dollfie Dreams forums and Yukino-chan help me out.
We were both excited with the whole preparation for the cards. It was only a pity that I didn’t have time to make any extras to send along. ごめんなさい。
Yukino-chan is a sweetie and loves to help whenever she can. (^_^*)
The cards were posted today and we hope they will arrive soon and that everyone will like them (including grandma in Brazil). They might be simple, but were prepared with lots of love!
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Weekend has arrived and it makes me really glad.
Even though the week has started with me getting sick on Monday, I still managed to keep on with my Picture of the Day Project on Figure.fm. Arigatou minna!
Each week, I am getting more and more visitors and supportive interaction. Knowing what people think about your “work” helps you improve and also gives you the feeling that your efforts are not in vain.
I have been enjoying sharing Yukino’s adventures with everyone. Besides, I have the chance to become better in my picture taking skills. It is a lovely win-win situation! ^_^*
Slowly, I start to understand the mysteries of post processing as well. This allows me to “reinvent” some of the pictures I took of Yukino on her first days at home. I test the settings here and there until I discover the secret of magical photographers (like Haku1923, BlueBlueWave, Hololo, Danny Choo and many others I know).
Today, flan_man and I went to the Buggenhout Forest (Buggenhoutbos). It was great to be outdoors in such a beautiful and peaceful place. Yukino was with us too and she had lots of fun there too. Thanks flan_man for all the help once again!
See you next time.