"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." ~ Hal Borland
In between making stuff for my super awesome customers, (from January/February orders) we are also enjoying the fresh Spring air. We've enjoyed some days in the mid 70's and today was a beautiful and very breezy high 60's.
I've been sewing soooooo much lately, too. Even though my shop is closed, there are dozens of items that I am getting done for some very wonderful people across the globe. Thank goodness that I design my dresses to last for a very long time, because Lily is wearing lots of things I made her last year, and really doesn't need anything new this season -- or next!
And I am so happy this little Books and Elephants dress finally fits Lily!! I had made it for her last year, and I made it a couple of sizes too big - so that it would fit her for Easter. But she had such a growth spurt over the winter that it already fits her, and just perfectly too. Here are my kiddos taking a stroll together in their coordinating outfits:
I think I'm going to make one of these for myself, as soon as I have the time:
Here's Lily wearing her sugary sweet bows which she ADORES!! And keeps in her hair ALL DAY LONG!!!
Got them from a very awesome Mama, SugarBearsBows on Etsy. Picked up a whole bunch of "colitas" aka pigtail thingies, and some velvety soft hair clips too. Lily is sooooo picky when it comes to her hair. But she loves her some SugarBearsBows!! She chose Buzz Lightyear bows, and Lightning McQueen, and all sorts of non-uber-girly bows, and she actually lets me put them in her hair. WOWWWWWW. :O We now have an entire bow collection. I never thought I would say those words. I am thrilled that Lily will let me put pigtails in her hair now!!! Her hair is so super curly, and unless we wash it everyday (which would dry it out), it gets all crazy and unruly-like. So the bows are not all overdone, or over-girly - they're small and super cute, just what we needed! Oh and we picked up some bow-holders too, of course. A robot, an owl, and a princess castle - ya know, to mix things up a bit. Such fun. Love that shop!!
Lily loves lots of girly-things...just not so much in her hair...but she ADORES her handmade dollhouse!!
Got that little bit of wonderful from a super fab Etsy shop named AHigherPlaneDesigns -- whose wife just happens to be my BFFOL...hehe. Lily asked Santa for a dollhouse, and it arrived all packaged up nice and safe and secure...and the thing is complete AWESOMENESS.
It's made of wood, it's super sturdy (and I often have to tell Joey to stop climbing in it!) -- and he built it for Lily and he even painted it for us too! Who knew Chicago Lawyers were so crafty? Yes, a Lawyer built that. I find that part just a wee bit funny...hehe - but in an awesome way! :D
Cool Vespa Scooters dress by her Mama. But my shop is now closed. Just sayin'. :)
Having fun breaking the slide rules with big bro. "No Mama, it's okay, not one at a time, we'll go down the slide togedderrrrrr."
Joey sharing the plot of his next adventure with his little sis...and looking all cool doing so, too:
Joey is quite the thinker...here's my future Engineer busy at work, building another one of his everyday structures:
He spends 10 or 15 minutes, quietly by himself, and comes up with something like that every single day. Amazing, isn't it? :) My little Architect. Those are just wonderfully plain blocks, all the same size, and the incredible buildings he creates in such a short amount of time truly amaze us. He explains them as airplane towers or sometimes rooftop-garages, or launching pads.
As for the pups...our little furry one is now 6 mos old, and the big furry one just turned 7yrs:
Yep, of course I had to get them to sit and pose for that photo...because usually they're doing this:
Apparently they're practicing for the Easter bunny. They don't know he doesn't really exist. sshhh.
okay, back to sewing for me. I'm going for a record amount of orders to ship out this weekend...fingers crossed!! Along with some free Springtime gift goodness, as a thanks to my patient customers. :D
The kids are asleep, the Hubbs Joe will arrive for movie time in a few minutes, (probably 2 or 3 movies in a row, actually) and lots of fabric all ready to be sewn awaits!
Have a gorgeous weekend!!!