Over the weekend I realized that I have never shared this dress.
I made it as one of my final projects in the pattern drafting class that Elizabeth and I took winter semester.
Back when I started sewing I was learning to make various quilt squares. (Which I enjoyed.) But it wasn’t until I started sewing for Grace that I fell in love.
I have so much fun sewing for and dressing up my Grace.
(Sometimes I wonder if I’m making up for all that time during my childhood that I played He-Man and G.I. Joe instead of playing with dolls.)
Maybe it’s the art major in me but I love choosing colors that will accentuate her features and styles that will compliment her tiny frame. Every time I get to sew I feel like I’m working on the most entertaining 3 Dimensional art project I could imagine. It’s the perfect marriage for me of design and my kids. Right now I can’t think of a better hobby for myself.
Sewing is so just so much fun…the colors, the textures, the patterns, the possibilities, the outcomes.
Anyone else feel like me or am I crazy?
If I am crazy, I guess I’ll just blame it on He-Man because when I finish something that turns out the way I hoped it would I do feel like the Master of the Universe!
In unrelated news:
When we went to take photos today Grace saw that the mountain right above our house was on fire.
It was scary.
But after Simon pointed out the fact that if we get evacuated we can all sleep over at Grandma’s house the fire didn’t seem so scary.
Especially when she thought about the silliness of all of us sleeping in the same bed.
Oh how I love this girl.
(And oh how I wish that all the fears that she will face in life will be this easy to remedy.)
Have a good Tuesday…and send happy thoughts my way hoping that we don’t get evacuated!