Sunday, July 09, 2006

Play dress

A little dress for Bebe, based on the summer tops I made her earlier. I wanted to add little orange gingham ruffles at the sleeves, but Todd thought the fabrics didn't look right together. I may still add them; I think they would be cute and would add a little visual interest to the dress.


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My Grandma died last Thursday morning. The Kiddo and I will be flying to Michigan on Tuesday for her funeral, and we've decided to stay for three weeks so we can spend time with my other Grandma and with Todd's parents. We'll also take a little vacation with Todd at his parents' lake cottage. I probably won't have computer access while we're away, so you may not hear from me until August. (You'll be okay; I'm not worried about you.)

Since I won't have a sewing machine while we're gone, I've been busy preparing lots of little hand-stitching and knitting projects to work on. I also hope to finish some of the many projects in the canvas box. I'm sure I'm packing much more than I can possibly finish, but the thought of running out of things to do while we're away gives me terrors! I'll also be meeting with someone regarding a business plan I'm working on. Good news will be coming shortly, I think!

18 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I'm glad you will get to spend some time with your family.

    The summer dress you made is beautiful!

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  2. Laurel told me about your grandma, Liesl. We are sorry for you and we hope that you time away in helpful. Sad times...

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  3. Sorry to hear about your grandmother. The dress is too cute. I live in Michigan. Where are you from? I know of some craft resources in Ann Arbor/ Detroit suburbs of you'll be around there...

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  4. hey... so sorry to hear about your grandma....

    the dress is super cute and looking forward to your good news!

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  5. So very sorry to hear about your grandmother. Glad you are able to go and spend some time with family. Your daughter looks adorable in her new dress...very cute!

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  6. I'm really sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. I hope you and your family are coping ok.

    She's just the most gorgeous little girl. And the dress is beautiful with all it's colours.

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  7. I am so sorry to hear about your grandma. I hope you can draw comfort from the fact that you got to see her back in May.

    The dress is gorgeous - I think I would give the gingham a go. It all depends on the colour of the orange and the size of the squares - but it could pick out the orange flower detail beautifully.

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  8. I'm sorry about your loss--

    safe trip.

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  9. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandmother! I know what you mean about keeping busy, especially in stressful times. Knitting does it for me (my children think I need help and have said they would hate to see me when I'm not knitting! Brats!) Try to enjoy your vacation and come back rested--we'll still be here!

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  10. so sorry about your grandma.

    but, on the other hand, that dress is completely adorable. love the rickrack trim.

    have a safe trip.

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  11. The dress is gorgeous. I hope spending time with your family will comfort you during your grief.

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  12. Wonderful, wonderful. Fantastic fabric. I agree about the gingham, woud probably look very good. Love the bottom right pic where she's walking.

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  13. And I'm apparently reading too fast. So sorry to hear about your grandmother.

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  14. My condolences to you and your family, Liesl. All good wishes for your trip, Cristina

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  15. Anonymous6:42 PM

    Pucci, step aside! The dress is GREAT!
    I love your work!

    Josie

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  16. I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother, hugs to you and your family during this time of loss.

    Just wanted to let you know that I have the same fabric and have been itching to make something for one of my girls with it...not sure what yet.

    By the way, I LOVE the patterns you make.

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  17. so sorry for your loss - safe travels to you and the little one.

    beautiful sewing on the summer wardrobe for her as well. inspiring!

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  18. Oh how I wish I could make such a beautiful dress! Your daughter is a cutie and the dress is fabulous!

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