While I was furiously working on my dress, my son, Bryan, decided to hang out in the sewing room with me and learn to cross stitch.
He found a small kit at Hancock's on Friday that features a cross stitched frog on a lilypad and we bought it. I figure that stitching will help develope his fine motor skills and it gives us something to do together. He sat quietly for quite a long time just working away on his Soggy Froggy (that's the name of the kit.) He's done a great job so far and I am very proud of him. We will share a pic of the finished piece when he gets it completed.
And from Savannah's closet:
This was Savannah's Fourth of July Dress when she was a year old. I found these fabrics at Hobby Lobby and I just knew what I wanted to make right away. The blue fabric features tiny American flags and says "America the Beautiful." This is an angel sleeve overlay bishop dress. See how the angel sleeves overlay the puffed short sleeves? I also used red ginham mini-piping on the sleeves and the neck. I kinda went nuts with the tucks, but it was so much fun making them that I had a hard time making myself stop.
Alright, it's bedtime. I'm off to dream about sewing projects. Can you think of a better way to fall asleep?