Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cherry Cuteness


This is more of an entertaining post than a tutorial. But, I promise to make another one and post a tutorial to go with it.

Ok, so I'm sure several of you out there have been in this situation before. Here is the conversation I had with myself earlier today while ignoring the screams, whiney voices and the word "Mommy..." for the billionth time.

I want to sew. I really have to clear off my sewing/ dinner table first, it's a disaster.
This is taking too long, I want to sew NOW. I'll just shove the rest of this to one side. OK, now what am I going to sew?

Oooohh, look at this pretty cherry fabric, it would make the perfect apron. I know, it can be my first apron for my Etsy shop.

I dig through my pattern stash and choose a cute new pattern I bought ages ago but have never used. Spend the next 15 minutes (ok, 30 with the billion and ninety sixth time I hear "Mommy" today) cutting out the pattern pieces I need.

Ok, lets get this all laid out and cut now. Darn, not quite enough fabric; need something to go with it!

At this point I commence to wandering around my house, digging in my fabric stash, digging through it a second and third time. Then I hit up the girls fabric bag; still nothing! I lay my pattern pieces on it again; nope, the piece of fabric hasn't grown since the last time I looked at it. Now I am wishing Donna was home so I could see if she had something to coordinate. Thought about breaking in her house (with my key BTW) and stealing some. Too bad her hubby was home sleeping and might not appreciate that.

OK, I don't care what I make, I am making SOMETHING with this fabric tonight. Maybe a skirt for Abby, she has been asking me to sew something for her, but will she actually wear it? I guess I can always put it in my Etsy shop if she won't.

I proceed to cutting and sewing! Just a simple skirt with a cute ruffle.

Wait, does Abby like ruffles; better ask first!

Me "Abby, do you like ruffles? You know, a little row of fluffy fabric at the bottom of a skirt?" I demonstrate.
Abby "Are you making me a skirt?"
Me "Maybe, might sell it though, because you probably won't wear it anyway."
Abby "But Mommy, I love that fabric, please don't sell it, I promise I will wear it."
Me "Ok, so do you like ruffles?"
Abby "I don't know, let me think about it."
Me "No, I need an answer now please."
Abby "No, I don't like fluffy stuff." 2 second pause "Wait, I changed my mind, I was just joking you, I really do like ruffles."
Me "Are you sure?"
Abby "Yep, I'm sure."
Me "Ok, you can go play now"

Ok, now for this part, I swear I am NOT lying. This was our first morning conversation.

Abby "I LOVE IT! Thank you Mommy!"
Me "You're welcome baby girl. I need you to try it on so I can fix the elastic to the right size."
Abby puts it on and says "But, why did you make it fluffy? I don't like fluffy stuff."
I just sigh and shake my head. Then she insists that she likes it anyway and will wear it.



I really couldn't live without this little goofball in my life. She is definately an entertainer without even trying.

That's my little Mini Me!

15 comments:

pamela said...

I love it! One day I will be able to throw something together that is this cute.

Donna @ Mudpies & Memories said...

It turned out so cute, and those are definitely "Abby" pictures! Feel free to go rob my stash anytime you want. I can't guarantee the hubby won't come wandering out in his underwear wondering what you're doing though!

becky @ becky ann designs said...

Pamela, we are planning a craft/ sewing night. Don't know if Donna mentioned it to you yet. I would be happy to help you with a skirt or something for your girls.

Megan said...

So sweet and perfect for summer! Love the fabric!!

she wears flowers said...

This is my life--I so understand!!! The skirt is darling--I saw it at Skip to my Lou.

going kiwi said...

Super sweet, I love the dialogue with your daughter, sounds familar with my five yr old.

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Laurel H. said...

Ha! She is too cute! The skirt is cute, too. And I have that same apron pattern...

Mag said...

the skirt is cute.... it is perfect for summer...
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Leslie said...

what a perfect little skirt....it is the best when the little ones love what you have made them

beth said...

love the skirt and the little girl inside looks to me like a keeper!!!

Karen said...

The skirt is just lovely. I love the blue ruffle. It such a lovely accent.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Hahaha, so funny! Cute little skirt though :o) I love the "fluffles"

Dayna said...

Fun story. Cute skirt. Really cute girl.

Sew It Up Baby! said...

She sounds like my daughter! Maybe it's a girl thing...

She looks adorable in that very cute skirt. You can never go wrong with cherries.