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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Watch Out, Pre-School

I don't know if pre-school is ready for this one.
But she has a first-day-of-school outfit ready to go!
I whipped it up today during naps - the kids were merciful and agreed to nap at the same time today. Sometimes they're so generous!

She was completely excited about trying it on and putting a fashion show on for Daddy, but when I pulled out the camera, she got evasive. But you get the idea.

I'm excited about it because this opens up a whole new world for me:
Etsy shops with patterns and fabric! Woohoo!

Here's the shop that has the circle top pattern:

The awesome thing is that it's totally inexpensive, and it's a file that gets sent to you almost immediately, so if you're like me and want to start a project just as soon as you get an idea, it's great. You don't have to run to Hobby Lobby for a pattern. (Though you can't beat 99 cent Simplicity and McCalls weeks at Hobby Lobby. I always look out for those and stock up.) Also, the circle top pattern that I got was an 11-page booklet with very detailed instructions and a color photo to go with each step. Awesome!

And here's my new favorite place to drool over fabric:

Such beautiful stuff. And I'm so limited in local fabric shops - I'm totally excited to have stumbled on this one.

The pants are from Simplicity pattern 4203. But there are a ton of pants patterns out there, and they're all the same. I picked this one because it has little walking slits in the sides of the hem. And because I already had it. :)

So P is going to hit the pre-school scene looking precious, and I've gotten one more thing knocked off my to-do list! Yeah!

A few weeks ago, my sis told me about this site about a fictional couple, Gary and Elaine, who live in catalog houses. It's HI-larious, and it's made me laugh as I try to decorate a new house on a very limited budget:

It helps me remember that catalogs are good to look at. . . not so good to live in.

Happy crafting!


  1. I can guarantee she'll be the cutest 3 year old there! I LOVE the outfit. It made me think I should make something for Madelyn...but the thought quickly exited my brain! Maybe next year. I'll start planning now!

  2. LOVE her oufit!! She is just precious!

    Oh, and I'm a fan of Catalog Living too...cracks me up!