Maddie "needed" a dress made from this fairy fabric last weekend. You know how girls just need things from time to time....ya, that's how she needed this. So I made her this little dress that was inspired by this one from Chasing Fireflies....I just LOVE their stuff, but it's usually a little too fruffy for my girls (and yes, fruffy is a word here and it means frilly or gaudy in case you didn't know. LOL!). It's kinda funny because these fruffy dresses look great on the girls in the catalogue, but on my girls they look way too over-the-top. I really do like how our version came out, it's girly and a little frilly but still has that simplicity that I love. My camera wasn't liking all this hot humid air so it kept fogging up on me....fun.....but when I saw the pictures I thought the fog made it look a little more fairyish (another great word that I may or may not have just made up). Maddie was a little grumpy this morning too, which was just one more thing that made me think this was not going to be a successful photo shoot, but then I thought the grumpy pictures were cute.
Friday, June 19, 2009
How is she so cute even when she is being so grumpy?? She's not grumpy very often...I think that's why it looks so cute to me. I bet it wouldn't be so cute if she was grumpy a lot. Things like that do tend to loose their cuteness when you get too much of it.
Look at her hiding her face! That cute little brat, I could just smother her with kisses! Do you see her little pouty lips and the way she is cutting her eyes? She was upset that the sun was in her eyes. There she is, my grumpy little fairy.
On another note, we got another adoption agency packet yesterday! It's just ridiculous how excited I get every time one of these shows up in the mailbox! We have quite a collection of them now but we still haven't decided on an agency yet. We hope to be decided in the next couple of weeks so that we can get the ball rolling. Yay!
Oh, and here is a close-up of that fabric in case you wanted to see. My mom bought this fairy fabric for us last Summer at an heirloom shop. It doesn't have a name on the selvage, sorry, I tried to find it on the internet too but had no luck. If anyone knows anything about it could you leave a comment? Thanks.
Did you see that Dawn opened up her shop this week? She has the sweetest little skirt pattern hot off the press and ready for purchase and instant download. If you haven't seen it go look! It's so cute!
And just to add another bit of randomness to this post....Abe is doing great. He is already a nursing pro and the kids all love him to pieces. Rae jokingly said last night that the girls "love him to death" LOL! You know those little two year old hands can be kind of rough when you are as little as Abe. Poor little guy, he has no idea what he has been born into does he? This is a rough family, there are always at least five children fighting for a turn to squeeze him, but he will make it...the rest of them turned out fine. I meant to get some better pictures of him last night when I went to visit but that would have meant putting him down to take them....so I guess you know what happened. I just sat there and sniffed and kissed him until the nurses told me I had to go home. It was heavenly. HE was heavenly.