Okay, this is it: day one of 7 Posts in 7 Days. (Thanks, Jen Fulwiler, for making me get off my tush--well, actually ON it, in front of my laptop, every morning for seven days straight.) I've been having trouble with my mojo lately, so this is exactly the sort of challenge I needed to get back to my roots as a daily blogger.
If you read this blog much, you know that I have two-year-old identical twin granddaughters. You also know that I have a third little granddaughter--who as a matter of fact is exactly five months old today! (Little Gal, like your big sisters, you're growing up way too fast!)
I love to sew for my granddaughters. I did sew for my sons--way, way back in the day, when they would still allow themselves to be seen outside the house sporting little seersucker rompers and elastic-waisted dinosaur-print shorts. But with boys, the opportunities for sewing die out pretty fast. Not so with girls. My mother made my First Communion and prom dresses for me, and nothing would please me more than being able to do the same for these precious little girlies.
The twins are absolutely in love with all things Winnie-the-Pooh, so when I saw some Hundred Acre Wood-inspired cotton fabric at JoAnn's recently, I just had to buy it. It was way more than I'm usually willing to spend, at $10 a yard; but when I brought it to the register I was surprised to find out that, although I had been willing to pay top dollar, it was 40% off that day. (Huzzah!) So for less than $30, I was able to eek out three adorable sundresses, with no more than a few meager scraps left over afterward.
Here's Little Gals' dress:
(And did you see what I did there?)
My daughter-in-law told me that as soon as they opened the box I sent, the twins wanted to put the dresses right on. And when they wore them to Mass and were asked who made them, they said, "Grammy did it." (How tickled do you think I was?) Last night, Papa and I were able to see our darlings sporting their new dresses on Skype.
Cutest blurs I've ever seen. I'm cheered every time I see them.
Happy sewing! And have a great week!