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First I wanted to start this week THANKING all of you for the emails, comments, and tweets after the of our new puppy last week. This past weekend we got to talk a lot about what happened, Ken and I are so thankful for all the love and prayers, you guys rock! We do want to have another puppy in the future and hopefully this time we will see it grow and enjoy it for a longer period of time.

I also wanted to give you a preview of the tutorial I have for this week, I know I teased about it long time ago, when I showed you the first one I made, back when I asked for advice on what color to use for the skirt part and most of you agreed that the teal/turquoise would be very cute, so here it is finally finished!

A few weeks ago I got a remote control for my camera and this was my first time to actually get to play with it, so as you can see, I might have had way too much fun with it. At first, I could not make it work properly, but it's all about the angle you set it. It took me more than a few tries, but now I think I know how to use it hehe. And I totally recommend it!

And of course, I had to make a mini session including Curly! He is all good now, but we are extra careful when he want's to go play at his grandparent's house =]

I hope you all had a great weekend and stay tuned for the tutorial on how to make this cute dress =]

UPDATE: the tutorial can be found here



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Joy Kelley is a Chilean Designer & lettering Artist. Mom to 3 little boys. Crafter. Pattern lover. Color obsessed. Lemon pie dependent. And the hand behind the HowJoyful Studio & HowJoyful Shop. Read more about her & the blog here →

10 replies
  1. Maritza
    Maritza says:

    Hola…. que maravilla como saca las fotos!!! te ves espectacular…. el vestido de miedo….te felicito…y yo a veces, me complico porque no tengo quien me saque la foto…. cuekkkk nos vemos…. soy la chilenita….

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      Hola Maritza! Si te recomiendo un control remoto, como my esposo no tiene muchos dias libres para sacar las fotos que le pedia, decidi sacarlas yo misma y es muy divertido =] Saludo!

  2. Debbie
    Debbie says:

    Oh Joy the dress came out beautiful love the color combo. I love all the pictures and it is nice to see you smiling. Have a great day!

  3. Julie
    Julie says:

    HI! I just discovered your blog! Love it! I can’t wait to go home tonight and do something creative on my sewing machine! Thanks! Julie

  4. America
    America says:

    Hola Joy! te sigo desde hace tiempo, pero que linda sorpresa saber que hablas español! yo vivo en USA y hablo un poco ingles, pero ahora asi me siento mas confiada en dejarte mis comentarios, y para ser el primero pues decirte que tienes un blog muy lindo, muy inspiracional. Seguiremos por aqui ^_^ saludos desde Arizona♥

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      Hola America, no sabes la alegria que me da cuando me escriben en español =] Que lindo que te guste mi blog y te entiendo mucho, cuando recien me mude a California no hablaba mucho, pero incluso este blog me ayudo (y me sigue ayudando) a aprender mejor =] Muchos saludos y espero que regreses pronto XO

  5. Beckie
    Beckie says:

    I was wondering what kind of fabric you used for the skirt part of the dresses, and where did you get it? I love the red one.

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