What started as a fun $20 craft project turned into a way for me to cope with postpartum depression and bond with my daughter. I am NOT a professional seamstress, but I was inspired by my mother to hand sew costumes each month because of an Ariel costume she made for me when I was little. I’m sharing my story to let other struggling moms know they aren’t alone and hopefully the pictures will brighten someone’s day!

1-9 month photos by Heather with Heather Von Kaenel Photography.

10-12 month photos by Lisa Miystein with Makana Photography.

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