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January 16, 2012

Anna | First Ballet Class In Photos

Last week Anna attended her first ballet/tap class.

Her enthusiasm was awesome. She was so excited to pack up a ballet bag that included slippers and tap shoes and head to class.

There’s no doubt I was really, really excited too. I got to watch her through a window and loved seeing her experience the motions and follow directions and watch the other girls.

She’s totally ready to go again this week.

Love that she’s getting to do something that is just for her.

I’m getting excited about the upcoming Craft & Hobby Association trade show later this month. I’ll be attending for the first time since Anna was born - time is flying.

Today I wanted to share a quick sneak peek of some brads from Elizabeth Kartchner’s Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line for American Crafts. That little fabric brad with the camera is super cute. Her new line features 22 papers, including a darling stitched ruffle paper & three patterned vellum papers. Complementing the papers are a variety of embellishments from painted wood buttons, epoxy stickers, chipboard word banners, embroidered brads & woodgrain chipboard pieces. Other new additions joining in on the fun are Flutterbys (sewn butterfly & pendant banners), a Roller & Phrase Stamp and Paper Pinwheels.


  • 51.
    Neusinha Fusco said…

    My God, this girl grew up fast. I remember you pregnant. Followed here in Brazil, via the Internet, creescimento your child, your moving house, and now, the development of Anna. How good God is coming!

  • 52.
    Jaimee H. said…

    so precious…I used to dance and remember these early days. She will have so much fun and these will be so fun to scrap. :) I too adore that little camera brad, want to wear it as a pin.

  • 53.
    Jenny L. said…

    So cute Ali! I danced for a long time and it all started off just like this! Another thought for an activity for her would be gymnastics. I also did this and it taught me so much more than just how to tumble and do skills. This is so cute!

  • 54.
    Mamasue123 said…

    Aww, this brings back so many memories, what a precious time!!

  • 55.
    Patti L said…

    Aww, she’s so cute! I danced as a kid/teen (still do sometimes), and I still credit dancing with giving me the most self-confidence.

  • 56.
    Paola Norman said…

    What a little Angel, so sweet :)

  • 57.
    Flavia said…

    so cute! you have a super sweet daughter!

  • 58.
    Shannan said…

    Thanks for this – my five year old has been wanting to take ballet lessons for a while now and this finally spurred me into action! Perfect timing too because the school year starts here next month. The leotard is too cute!

  • 59.
    Melissa L said…

    So sweet! Enjoy this time. My dd still dances, but I miss when she wasn’t in school all day and dance day was girls day. When she first started dance I could take pictures all the time. But, she would only dance here and there. She didnt like all the parents watching. Once on stage she went to town. I switched dance studios and we can no longer watch. Best thing I did for her.

  • 60.

    Anna did have a lot of fun on her ballet class. About the brads, they are sooo pretty and stunning. Brads are great in papers. AThe one with the camera in it is just lovely.

  • 61.
    Tinka said…

    How precious! One of my great-aunts started ballet lessons when she was a young child in the 1920s and continued with them until she was well into her 70s, just because she loved it so much.

  • 62.
    Heidi said…

    Cutest. Pictures. Ever! I cannot wait for my little Abby to be old enough to dance. She’s just 8 months now but loves to rock back and forth and smile when she hears music. I can tell she’s itching to be in the studio like Anna! So happy you saw Anna’s calling and can be there for her to enjoy it with her!

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