Didn’t start off great, but when I arrived at my friend Jennifer’s for a play date, she had made me BROWNIES (which I had for breakfast. I sure needed them after hydroplaning and being on the receiving end of a sloppy now slide from a truck onto my windshield.)
They were the best brownies I have ever had in my life. Ever. In my life.
The recipe is here.
Ells didn’t nap, even while I was at the salon covering my greys…I’m sure there are only the 4 I saw, but still…
I came home to a pile of presents and gorgeous flowers! We all went (inlaws too) to eat Ethiopian food at The Blue Nile in Ferndale and it was magnificent. I love that my children eat exotic, spicy, vegetarian food. Even the non-veg kids ate only vegetarian food. It was fantastic!
I finished my niece’s holiday dress. Ella is wearing it above, in the photo with my flowers. She wasn’t really in the mood to model yesterday, so I didn’t get a lot of great shots. I’ll try again tomorrow when she’s in a better mood, before I ship it off to Memphis.
I used my Party Dress pattern along with the Teatime Pinafore, with some modifications. (You may remember, I made this for Ella’s Birthday, too, in a beautiful Magenta color.)
I used a simple rolled hem on the sparkly organza pinafore :
And trimmed it with ribbons and bows:
I used our great aunt’s buttons on the front of the dress and the back of the pinafore:
I made a puff sleeve and puffed hem out of cotton batiste:
Of course I finished the inside so that Sophia’s skin is caressed with super-soft fabric, and no annoying threads or scratchies!
Waistline – flat-fell seams
Shoulder – turned and stitched seams:
Skirt – French seams:
Ella didn’t want to take it off….but hers is next.
I’m working on a tutorial to share with all of you who commented on my flickr photostream about the Furrowed Cuff on Ella’s holiday dress. I’ll have instructions and a photo follow-along tutorial for this technique tomorrow!