while up at my parents’ house, my sister-in-law and i made a couple more girly skirts for her girls. man, these skirts are fun to make! they really are so easy to make, and so satisfying because they are stinkin’ adorable!
i picked out the fabric for denise, without much direction, which was really stressful! but she loved them, and so do i. i’ve discovered another great local fabric store and its my new happy place. when i walk in, they bring toys for the kids to play with and give them jelly bellies while i shop. to top it off, they give me 10% off because i’m a “young mom”! how great is that!? the owner is a mother of 5, so she knows what its like.
i’m really tempted to try to make a mommy version of this skirt. joy and i saw a flippin’ adorable skirt on a girl recently and, darnit, she said it was from the netherlands or somewhere too far away. it was kelly green with white dots and teeny tiny ruffles at the bottom. my description is not doing it any justice, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. i think this pattern could substitute for it, just by adding some messy ruffles.
and those steps she’s on – i grew up playing on those steps, but never appreciated the beauty of the old stones and moss. i guess my 31 years are giving me a little perspective to enjoy the beautiful things, like twirly girly skirts, mossy rocks, and sweet nieces.