Our day started with scrambled eggs, hash browns, toast and bacon.
Then I went out to sit and knit while Addie played outside. I’m thankful I’ve learned to slap things off me when I feel something crawling because after I got back inside, I felt something crawling on my neck, slapped it to the floor and it was a scorpion. Then Addie and I were going to sew and I stepped over a brown recluse spider by the door. Nine years ago, I would have been a basket case after seeing a brown recluse and a scorpion within 10 minutes of each other but it’s just another day in Texas now.
Addie was chomping at the bit to sew so last night we went through all my doll patterns and I convinced her that we should start with the Drawstring Dress pattern from Pixie Faire. Addie picked out “cheetah” fabric so I made the doll dress. Addie helped sew on it. She seemed interested in sewing and wanted to understand how the stitches were made so I showed her the bobbin and explained it as best I could but told her we’d watch a video on it later.
You can see the pillow Addie made sitting in front of the doll.
Then, Addie asked me to make her a dress like the doll dress. Hmm . . no pattern but I figured it was simple enough. I measured Addie, asked how long she wanted the dress to be and then I asked her to take off her t-shirt and I traced the armhole cutout to get the right shape.
She was so excited! She told me she was going to wear this dress to have her school picture made. We’re supposed to go back to town next week and she said she’s wearing the dress and bringing the doll and she’s wearing her dress and Addie wants me to make masks from the same fabric for all of us (me, her and the doll) to wear to town.
I had a whole bolt of the cheetah fabric. Addie wants me to make her all sizes of dresses so when she’s an adult, she can still be wearing the dress that matches the doll dress. Not so sure that’s going to happen.
I guess tomorrow I’ll be sewing on masks.