Thursday, October 13, 2016

In Need of Accessories

Can I tell you that this kid below cracks me up?  Yesterday, for no apparent reason, he decided he needed to wear winter hats.  All day long.  He probably tried on ten different hats and ten different pairs of gloves throughout the day.
This is the hat that started things off.
Yes, he's wearing it sideways which is part of why I took the picture to start with.
I think he liked wearing it sideways since he could pull the flap down and mutter under his breath, "Turn the light on!"

Then we moved on to the shark hat which was appropriate since we were making Play-Doh sea creatures.

After nap, we swapped things out for the frog hat.
No need for pants when you've got a frog hat.

And this is how we went to pick up Zeke from school.
I told him I had to grab my purse and we'd be ready to go.
He ran off, yelled, "Me too!" and this is what I found.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Grown Up Girlie

My mom is making a big move and with it has come a lot of cleaning.  That has included a lot of dusty memories making their way out of storage including my prom dresses and several of the dresses I sewed for 4-H.  My mom also has a few of her items like that as well so Conleigh took full advantage of them being out to do some trying on.
I sewed this pink lace dress for 4-H my junior year of high school.  

I think this hot pink jacket and sleeveless dress were my freshman year project for 4-H.

This was my senior year prom dress.
I loved this dress and still do.
It is off the shoulder with a very short, flowing chiffon train.
Looking at it 20 years later, I think it's actually kept its wearability pretty well.

Fuschia velvet with lace cap sleeves, sewed by either my grandma or my mom, for my mom.
It pretty much fit Conleigh.
I think Grandma is going to make some alterations so it could really be worn.

This is my mom's pink lace formal from high school.
I think my mom was shocked to see how close it was to actually fitting Conleigh.
Again, with some alternations from Grandma, Conleigh could have a great dress.