My mom also is extremely talented in many ways, but especially in the arena of domestic arts. When I was a kid, she made all of our clothes, ran our small farm, canned and froze all of our food, baked bread every week, ran my 4-H group and made wedding cakes and custom clothes on the side for a little cash! I still don't know how she did it, although I can tell you keeping house was not one of her priorities. :)
So, combine this generous spirit with her love of all things domestic and crafty and you end up with an amazing "back to school" wardrobe for my 4 year old. Yes, that's right, she decided A. needed back to school clothes for her 3 day a week pre-school gig. Her justification "Well, it's important to A., so it's important to me and it made me happy." OK mom, thanks!
I only snapped pictures of my two favorite outfits. Above is A. wearing the dress my mom made with fabric she let A. pick out. It is really sweet!
I just love this one. You can sort of see from this picture that it has inset panels of the trim fabric. My niece, who is 12 now, used to also have a couple of grandma-made dresses like this one when she was small. She called them her "magic dresses" because when she twirled, the panels opened up and the dresses looked really different.
All together she made A. 5 dresses with coordinating "monkey bar shorts" - all thoughtfully designed with my little one's needs and desires in mind. Amazing.
Can't wait to see what mom comes up with when the girls head off to full time school!