It's no secret that my girls love crafts, no matter how simple the craft is. Last week we painted some $1 pumpkins we bought at the grocery store. Super simple activity, super effective. Their amount of concentration as they smear paint on their pumpkins is awesome. Holly actually painted the top of her pumpkin with copper paint and the bottom with purple. She showed restraint that's unusual for her. That's kind of exciting! Holly has been talking about Halloween decorations that we need to put up. When we've commented that we don't have any, her response is that we need to make them! I guess I'm at "that" phase of life - decorating for holidays. It's not really my thing, but I'm happy to have it coincide with the crafts we're doing anyways! I have a few halloween craft ideas that I've seen on the internet, but if anyone has any to recommend, I'd be grateful!
“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.”Deng Ming-Dao
Notes Tagged: Holly Antoinette
Holly needed another dress for Sundays, so I made her one and Greta one to match. A friend gave me yards of these fabrics years ago. I made Holly a dress from it and then Greta wore that dress. Since it's been a while since I last cut into this fabric, I decided to use it again for dresses this year. Holly in red, Greta in yellow. I used the Bubble Dress pattern from Oliver and S. I made a few mistakes on round one (because I was trying to modify the pattern but didn't think it through), but round two I did everything right and according to pattern instructions. Only problem is the size 5 I made for Holly is so super short! I didn't even think to check the measurements because I've sewn so many times with Oliver and S patterns, I know they run a little big and I know a size 4 for Holly is a bit on the small size. That's a little bit frustrating. Holly was so excited about wearing this dress. She even put it on the previous Sunday when she had to stay home, sick, from church. It's a solid 5-6 inches too short! I made Greta's in a size 3 and it's perfect. I'm trying to decide if I should make Holly another one (I still have lots of fabric) and lengthen it by 6 inches or if I should just admit defeat and buy her a dress. I really need to get started on my Christmas sewing (and start and finish Halloween sewing!) and I'm unsure if I have enough time to make her another dress. Seamstress problems! Opinions? Should I sew another dress?
To convince Greta to wear this dress, I gave her a little square of chocolate. She let that chocolate sit on her tongue for a long time, over 5 minutes, and for the duration of this little photo shoot. Way to savor it babe!
Little girls and ballet go together so so well! I love getting my daughters all dressed up and taking them to ballet. It's so fun! Greta has been especially excited for "ballet school" for a couple of months. We had to miss our first two classes of the session due to HFMD, but we made it this week and the girls really enjoyed themselves. I love being a Momma to two girls. It's such fun! And if you can believe it, the two of them left the building with arms around each other. They have a really wonderful bond, and I am so grateful for it. Love those two!
I am really enjoying Holly at 4 years old. I'm not sure what it is. I just really like it! She's fun and caring. She's thoughtful and loving. She's my friend. And an added bonus, is that she lets me take photos of her and even comes up with her own interesting poses. Love it! My baby girl is so beautiful through and through. I'm forever grateful she's my daughter.
I've wanted to make this Hopscotch skirt for a loooong time. My little darlings wear skirts and dresses almost exclusively. Every now and then Holly will wear leggings or her new jeggings. I can't even remember the last time Greta wore pants (without a dress over them). She just doesn't "do" pants. I decided to make them some corduroy skirts to wear during these cooler seasons. Hopefully they do actually wear them.... The pockets are tricky! I should've transfered more markings. Other than that, they came together pretty easily. I made Greta's in a size 2 and Holly's in a 4, but I lengthened both of them by at least an inch. I'm completely paranoid of them growing out of all their clothes because that's what they do best!