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Jessa Silk Christening Gown - One Small Child

A Confession, a Rescue, & a Giveaway

Confession: I’ve been a bad portrait mom. As much as I try to keep up with everything, between work and home and family, one of the casualties of this busy life has been the ritual of sit-down, formal portaits of my children. Fortunately, I’m blessed with some serious photographic talent in my family, so we have actually shot random portraits, but until recently, I haven’t followed through with printing/framing/hanging very well. This makes my mother-in-law crazy, but she still loves me. {wink}

Why does the above confession matter? The holidays are fast approaching, and I decided that for Christmas this year I would like to create small photo books for each of my three kiddos chronicling the first year of their lives (because I’ve also been a bad scrapbook mom). I started sifting through digital files and quickly pulled together sweet little books for my younger two, then realized I didn’t have much on file of my darling first-born. How does this happen? Well, the short answer is: the digital camera we had when she was little is so archaic the files had to be specially converted, and somehow over the years, we’ve lost a lot of images. (Back to that printing problem I’ve already explained.) Boo.

This morning Grammie came to the rescue! She dropped by with an external drive filled with portrait sessions of my babies, sessions I had completely forgotten. One of those sessions included this image of my sweet little one in her original version of our Jessa blessing dress. Phew!

So this whole episode got me to thinking: do you have similar experiences? Do you find that some things you’d like to do fall by the wayside in the crush of busy-ness and responsibility that is the life of a mother or grandmother today? I’d love to know what those things are…and that I’m not alone in not having *everything* as together as I’d like.

Just for fun: all those who join in conversation in the comments section of this post before 10 p.m. (Mountain Time) Wednesday, September 15th will be entered in a random drawing for a $25 gift certificate to One Small Child. One entry per person, but feel free to converse away!

Tess Silk Christening Dress - One Small Child

Featured Product: Tess Silk Baptism Gown

Tess Silk Christening Dress

This little day-gown (meaning it is long enough to cover baby’s feet, but not as dramatically long as heirloom-length gowns) has always been one of my favorites. It’s simple, made from ultra-luxurious Indian silk dupioni, with enough sweet touches of pink to make it truly unique. The Tess baptism gown is available in seven sizes, from newborn to 24 months, and is hand-made in our facility. Check it out today!

Jessa silk and pink rose christening gown - One Small Child

Jessa Christening Gown

Well, it’s a new year, and one of our goals for 2008 is to cut down on the time it takes to cut, sew, and ship our non-stock items. Thanks to the efforts of our fabulous sewing team over the past few weeks, we are pleased today to announce that our exclusive Jessa christening gown is now an in-stock item!

Since we’re talking about the Jessa gown, I have to admit that it’s one of my favorites–it’s very closely based on the one-of-a-kind gown I created for my first baby, and it makes my heart smile every time I see one of these gowns in our production line or being inspected and prepped for shipping. I like to imagine all the pretty babies who get to wear this special christening gown, and the ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ of all their loved ones. Sigh. I just love what we do!