Monday, June 11, 2012

Reverse Dyed Jeans, a New Blog Feature: Emily's Corner and Video of Baby Samantha


Hello all! First off, thank you so much for all of your kind comments on my last post. They were so uplifting and encouraging. I am so excited to actually be sharing something creative. And now for the long awaited new feature I promised you in my last post, drum roll please: I bring you Emily Callan, my 11 year old daughter and future fashion designer as well as my new blog partner. As many of you will remember, she had her own blog for a couple of years, Super Stitches; but it was closed down due to her age. She will most likely start up her own blog again when she is 13. But in the meantime, she will post her projects here. We will call this new feature Emily's Corner. I hope you enjoy this new addition. 

We enjoy sewing and refashioning clothing together. She had the idea to take a pair of ankle-length black jeans that were too short and still fit in the waist and remove color by flicking and painting bleach onto them (outside of course), basically reverse dying. She also cut them shorter in an interesting design and left them unhemmed. I asked her how she would describe the hem for me. She said she just cut violently. Great way to release pent up tension and frustration I suppose. She is very pleased with the results and wears them often. In the first picture she is shown with her four year old brother.

She has sewn some things recently as well and will be posting them soon.

At the end of this post, I have included a photo and video of our sweet baby Samantha.






PARTING SHOT:

Our beautiful baby Samantha, now 10 months old. To learn more about Samantha, click on "Samantha" underneath "Topics" in the sidebar. (This photograph was shot by me with my point-and-shoot. The photos of Emily were shot by my husband, Marty Callan.) 

And below is a video I took of our sweet girl. She was so funny and cute, talking up a storm, her personality really shining through. Enjoy!




28 comments:

  1. It is so nice to see a special place for Emily. I have missed her fun and creative writing.

    I love the video! Samantha is quite the little chatterbox!!! The age where they hold their feet is one of my favorites. What a blessing she is for all of you. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  2. Love the pants Emily!! You and my daughter (almost 11) would get along well as she likes to sew and create.

    Samantha looks like she is doing REALLY well developmentally! She is a beauty!

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  3. Wow!

    Emily, I love the pants! What a great idea! I am glad that you get to continue posting your creativity on your Mom's blog. The hem is cool, and so are the designs you made on those pants.


    Baby Samantha is so cute! Thanks for sharing that video!

    Dede Bonelli

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  4. Samantha is the cutest baby in the whole world

    Rebekah king

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  5. Samantha is darling and good job Emily. You are quite the talented girl!

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  6. Emily,
    The jeans have a real retro look that is so in fashion right now. I love how the design came out. You probably already know this but when you work with bleach it is a good idea to finish them with vinegar to neutralize the corrosive effect the bleach has on the fabric.

    Trudy, great solution to the age limit problem. Emily is growing into a beautiful young woman. And Samantha is precious. I just want to scoop her up and give her a little cuddle. You are truly blessed my friend!

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  7. love that smile..she has good eye contact and is making appropriate sounds..truly a gift..love the jeans too

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  8. Emily,

    I do believe you will be a famous Christian designer someday, so proud of you!

    Trudy,

    You know how I feel about baby Samantha--what a blessing! Love you all!.......Terri B.

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  9. Baby Samantha is so sweet and talkative :) I love how she smiles back at you when you talk to her.

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  10. Awwwww...love samanthas video...now...is dadadadada her favourite by any chance?...lol...great pants Emily...and wow have you grown...lovely hearing from you again trudy ...xxx

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  11. Your children are so beautiful! What a blessing you have.

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  12. It's so great to see that much creativity from someone so young! If you're looking for another place to share your sewing and other creative projects, head on over to Etcetorize. Would love to see you there~

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  13. Da Da Da Da...who does Samantha love?

    What a doll.

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  14. You can see just how much Samantha is loved by her interaction with you. Love the grins and her helicopter noises. Love the way she explores her hands and feet. It's hard to believe that so much time has passed since the day you posted your photo on the way to the hospital.

    Please continue to post videos of your sweet baby.

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  15. Samantha is just darling and the jeans are hot. This post is so inspirational. I would love it if you could share this awesome post at our What’s It Wednesday linky party. I hope you can join us.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  16. Emily's jeans look absolutely wonderful, what a terrific job she has done! She really has a great eye!
    And Samantha is just lovely, so sweet :)

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  17. Emily has a talent, and I am so glad she's be showcasing her skills here. Samantha is adorable and I bet Marty is thrilled she can say "Dad". She's a cutie, and looks like she is doing very well. Thanks for letting me know about your sweet post. I featured it on the ranch's FB page. I have been out of town, so it took awhile for me to get back to you.

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  18. It looks beautiful! thank you so much :)

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  19. http://momastery.com/blog/2012/07/07/birth-story/

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  20. Wow, Samantha has really grown. She is adorable! I look forward to seeing you and your daughter's blog post! So glad you are back! Love you much!

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  21. Emily thinks out of the box and is very talented! The reverse bleach technique looks very cool.And Samantha is just precious in her bonnet. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I haven't visited in a while and Samantha is adorable!!!
    I really love how creative Emily is. LOVE those jeans!!!

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  23. Thank you so much for your comment Trudy :) It's been such a while since I heard from you I was a little worried! I hope things are all going well with your family.

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  24. Thank you so much for your comment Trudy; I really appreciate that you took the time since you must be so busy. I hope all is well with your lovely brood of children :)

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  25. How is your hubby? Is he back to work now?

    More baby pics please!!! (and your makeovers, of course).

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