Thursday, August 27, 2009

yesterday's fabrics for today's little girl

It's hot here. Yesterday it was 107 out at 4:00pm...can you beat that? The grass is brown, my face melts off my makeup by noon, and my afternoon cup of hot tea isn't very soothing. Tell tale reminders that it is still August even though all the stores are displayed as if Halloween is next week. If I was able to have a word with August I would tell him that he is stinky and sweaty and stays around too long. He needs to move on. I want my friend September to visit. She is lovely with crispy blue sky mornings and a gentle breeze.

My days lately have been structured with nearly every minute accounted for. But luckily some of those minutes the last two days have included afternoon naps. What a difference that makes in my life. Raise your hand if you like naps. Raise your hand if you painted your toenails while just in your undergarments then decided to stretch your back on the yoga ball in the front room while they dried and the FED EX guy rang the doorbell. Wow...I can't believe how many hands I see. We have so much in common!

I have a stack of things cut out for Molly and have enjoyed some quiet time at my machine after the three youngest go to bed. The pink dress is Butterick 4842 view B.

The romper is something I started from a vintage pattern but changed a few things--like the gigantic pointy collar that surely would have caught the wind and flown her into the next county. The pockets are too much and I think I might take them off. The next one I will probably make an elastic waist all the way around instead of just the back. Am I being too chatty? Are you really interested in a full elastic waist vs half? I am only talking too much as I heard the dryer buzz and the dishwasher needs unloading.

You can stop raising your hands now.


Jeannine said...

My goodness if naps would make me as silly as your writing this post, then I am for it. What a good laugh and such cute dresses. Btw, I am busy all the time lately. Lol.

i cant decide said...

So cute. I love the little dress! Sorry the fed ex guy showed up but it did make me laugh. I don't take naps but I love when my little ones do. My days have been busy lately also. I feel like I have gotten a ton of stuff done. Nice, isn't it. As long as it doesn't last for too many days in a row.

Various and Sunday said...

love the sweet dresses. i'm sure all of these wonderful sewing projects are creating memories that your daughter will cherish later in life... what a great mom you are!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love little outfits that are girly but fun to play in, too. Very sweet fabric! I love pics of your sewing projects!

Lila Rostenberg said...

I love that you are sewing such cute dresses! Thanks for the pear photo and the "instructions" on how to enjoy eating one! LOL!