Some days I wish I could lock myself in a room with endless amounts of fabric and sewing notions and craft until my fingers are numb – but alas, there are other things that consume my time like dishes, laundry, diapers,playing outside, teaching, debating politics and why I don’t vote, and the two-and-a-smidge foot tall fella who has me in the palm of his little hand. (Happy Voting Day to all of you responsible, patriotic Americans – my mother would be proud of you.) Every now and again I do get to zone out and create things for people I do or don’t know, and here is what I’ve just completed:
(This will be it’s name until the first little girl wears it,
then it will be named for her.)
I love it. Absolutely adore it. If it were my size, I would wear it today, but I think 4T is a little small. It’s a bit hard to tell from the photo, but this is not a dress – it’s smock-like and ties in the back, perfect to wear over a t-shirt and jeans in the cool weather and maybe just a pair of shorts in the warm weather. I believe multi-season pieces are a ideal for little ones – they grow so fast and kids clothes can be expensive, so let’s make them last more than a couple of months.
I wish I had a little person to try this on, but I don’t think Chris would be too keen on playing dress up with Noah. Maybe I will have to try when he’s not looking…
I will be posting this one for sale on Etsy this afternoon – but if you or someone you know might like to have this one, let me know. I will be putting more together (different fabs) in the next week or so.
And a random thought to ponder: In order for things to change, they must stay the same for a while.