Friday, 28 August 2009


Here's Louisa dressed as Pippi Longstocking for Book Week dress up. The brief from the description in the book was a blue dress with red patches. I made a pinafore dress, expecting the weather to be a bit cooler than the higher than usual August temps we've been having! I used a light denim with my favourite red fabric for the contrast band, pocket and heart patches.

I used a easy pattern that I've used for Louisa before. That time it was size 5 and it was way too big. This time it was a size 7! I did want it to be bigger so she could wear it as a dress next winter, but still - it made me realise yet again how quickly my girls are growing up!

We teased her piggy tails to make them stick out (I tried using pipe cleaners but Louisa's hair is too thick and heavy), and used some red coloured hairspray. Stripey stockings and some freckles completed the look.

Monday, 17 August 2009

A big bouquet!

Just a quick post to mention how wonderful it has been to receive comments from Natalie, Becky, Andrea and Novy (Little Munchkins) over my last couple of posts. I've been a real slacker with my sewing and keeping up with the EB online sewing community and I feel so happy to know that people are still reading about my little adventures. Thankyou for taking the time out.

I have high hopes of keeping up one day. I may even get some sewing done soon, as Louisa has BookWeek dress up coming up. I must admit, I'm loathe to get out the machine though as the house is currently immaculate ( it's on the market) and I'm a terribly messy sew-er.

Off to blog crawl!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Lizzie's Party!

We held Lizzie's party yesterday at one of our favourite parks. Magical weather and lots of fun playing with her friends, and, of course, a cake. In the shape of a four, per Lizzie's request, and decorated in her favourite colours.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!

My 'baby' is turning four tomorrow! I can't believe she's that old now, and I'll have to remind myself not to treat her as a 'baby' now. For a start, I guess I should stop carrying her everywhere.

She is starting to show signs of being a real little girl now. Our conversations are hilarious, and she's showing a lot more confidence and enthusiasm for being out and about around other kids now, shedding that shyness and timidness that I thought was part of her personality. It seems it was just a stage, part of getting used to the world.

She's a real character, with a magical imagination and a talent for drawing and making her family laugh.

Happy Birthday Lizzie!