Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Trick-O-Treating DSL Style.................

Envy is one of the Seven Deadliest Sins!!!
Kyleigh, Emily, and Alivia
Halloween is, like any other time for DSL Kids, a time for play and having fun!!! Halloween DSL style is sure to make your little one the talk of the town!!!! Pictured below are some of the Halloween costumes listed at my shop at http://www.dottiestripelayne.etsy.com/ .

Alivia the "Witch"

Emily the "Bumblebee Princess"

Kyleigh the "Angel"

Emily the "Pumpkin"

Alivia the "Ladybug Princess"

Emily is new to our modeling team, and we are very excited!!! She is the daughter of Michelle of http://www.dotteddeerboutique.etsy.com/ . Although Emily is new to our modeling team, she is a familar face to DSL Kids. She was introduced to DSL Kids when her mom bought her a Birthday Outfit in August. Since then she and Alivia have become quit good friends, which we are very grateful for.
The photos you see above were also the work of Emily's mom Michelle. She did a wonderful job and I am very excited to have her as my photographer now. Sometimes I think I got more out of this than she did....great pictures and a beautiful model!!!
As always thanks for stopping by. I hope you and your little ones have a fun and safe Halloween!!! Don't forget to check out the Halloween listings at http://www.dottiestripelayne.etsy.com/

Friday, September 19, 2008

A Birthday Outfit fit for a Princess.......................

My Lil' Princess Turns 3

(Where does the time go?)

Aunt Chrissy & Her Princess
(Gotta love that face~ Trying to get potato chips off her lips:)

Alivia turned 3 on August 24th, and had her party at Pump It Up in Greenville. It seems like only yesterday she was born, and now she's three. No longer a baby, she's a little girl. She's the first to tell you she's bigger (with her little hands stretched as far as they will go in the air).

Alivia is quit sure that she is a Princess:) I am very sure that I had nothing to do with that at all:) So with that being said, we had to party Princess Style. Of course she had to have a birthday outfit, "Lil' Cupcake". Alivia came up with that all by herself!! And as I am sure you could guess that when ask what kind of cake she wanted her response was "duh a castle" (I get that duh from my bubby). Like really Aunt Chrissy what are you thinking. Of course she has to have a castle, she a princess right:) So off Aunt Chrissy and Alivia go to Michaels to find a castle cake........

Alivia's Castle Cake

(Aunt Chrissy was only up until 4 o'clock :)

Once at Michaels and we found the stuff to make the castle cake, we had to decide on a color. Alivia was quit sure that since Cinderella's dress was blue her castle was blue as well. Makes sense to me, so blue it is. She didn't get to see the finished cake until she walked into the room at Pump It Up and there it was all put together. You would have thought I had given her the moon!! She was so excited and responded to Cinderella at the door by saying I told you she'd like a blue castle:) No amount of money could make me feel as good as I did when she saw her castle all put together. I'd stay up to 4 in the morning all over again!!

A Princess and her Castle

So now the Birthday outfit.....

Alivia wearing "Lil' Cupcake"

The top is pink with white polka dots with a black background fabric with cupcakes all over it and a blue pant. The top is long enough that it can be worn as a dress and a undershirt can be added for cooler weather. Pretty enough for a Princess but yet functional enough for a hard day of play:) Back and side view

So all and all I would say Alivia had a wonderful birthday. She played until her little heart was content and then got way more toys than one child needs. This was really the first year she really got into the birthday thing, and now she is quit sure that she should get to do that again:)

As always, thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to check out our new Fall and Halloween items in our shop http://www.dottiestripelayne.etsy.com/ . If you have a DSL Kid that you would like added to the blog e-mail your pictures to dottiestripelayne@yahoo.com .

Thanks again,


Saturday, September 13, 2008

DSL Girls Playing in Style.................

Nivens Apple Farm
Playdate Anyone?!?

The above picture is of Emily and Alivia in the playhouse at Niven's Apple Farm. Emily is the daughter of Michelle Patton from Dotted Deer Boutique (http://www.dotteddeerboutique.etsy.com/). Michelle and I met through Etsy and as shown in an earlier post "A Birthday Outfit for Emily". Friday was the first of hopefully many playdates for Alivia and Emily. You would have never known that Emily and Alivia had never officially met until that day. They played like they had known each other forever:) As you will see from the pictures below, they had a wonderful time following each other around, running, playing, looking at the animals, and just being girls. When I say being girls, I mean being girls:) It had been raining the night before, but we decided to let them play anyway. While they had a wonderful time and didn't let it slow them down for one minute, once we got to the car to go to lunch they were both wanting the dirt off of them. Typical ribbons and bows girls:) Of course Michelle and I had nothing to do with that all at, did we Michelle?

Below are a few pictures from the girls playing......
Alivia in typical Alivia form posing for the camera. I am so grateful for her loving to be photographed. (She is wearing Harvest from my shop)
Emily watching Alivia. It was amazing how well they took to each other. You would have thought they had known each other forever. Of course, Emily wasn't quit sure of all Alivia's energy to start with:)
You got to love those blue eyes and curls. The camera definatly loves Emily, and she's not to shy of it either!! Emily is going to be one of my new models. I am so excited. She is going to start helping with my winter wardrobe.

Alivia being Alivia. You gotta love that face. She is definatly Aunt Chrissy's heart.
The girls are quit sure that this is their new favorite thing to do. Alivia loves to jump and Michelle said that Emily had been trying to jump on the bed, so this was perfect for both of them. They jumped their little hearts out and their laughter echoed through the air. To me there is nothing better than the sound of a child having fun!!!

Two other great things happened on Friday as well. I was able to get my custom jewelry from Michelle. Which by the way is amazing. I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to. Michelle is very talented jewelry maker. You should definatly check out her shop on etsy. Not only is Michelle a talented jewelry maker, she is also an amazing photographer as you can see from the pictures above. So Alivia found a new friend and I found a new photographer (of course Michelle and I were already friends)!!!

Alivia and I had a great time Friday and we hope to do it again very soon. Stay tuned for my winter wardrobe Michelle is going to start taking the pictures a week from Monday!!!!

~~Thanks Michelle and Emily for a great day~~

As always thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to check out my shop at http://www.dottiestripelayne.etsy.com/ . If your little one is a DSL girl and you would like her pictures on the blog, send a picture of her in her favorite DSL outfit to dottiestripelayne@yahoo.com .

Thanks again