My goodness it is a busy time of year isn't it? A big hello to those readers who have dropped by from Early Play Australia …..i'm really pleased to be a part of such a great network. Unfortunately at this time of year and with visitors having just arrived this will probably be the last post for a few days or until next week….please bear with me, i shall be back with more family antics when the chaos of the season dies down a little!
I finally finished the toddler twosomes Christmas dresses ….. i'm quite pleased with how they turned out for a basic sewer such as myself….the pattern is so easy and can be found here . I used my own measurements for the skirt so it was a better fit (and to be very honest i am not good at converting measurements – have no idea about inches!)
I just love rik-rak…it seems to be getting harder and harder to get hold of here for some reason!
Hopefully i will be able to get some pics posted of them wearing them soon…..i really like that the straps just tie together as they get a better fit and you can adjust as they grow bigger so quite a bit of wear from this pattern which is what i like! Don't look too closely…the sewing isn't the greatest but i think they will look cute in them anyway and they were made with love (and a little swearing late at night but i promise they didn't hear me!)
I very rarely dress the toddler twosome in the same outfits but i really wanted them to have the same material so for once they will be dressed the same….i actually can't remember the last time they did wear the same outfit….i think it is important for them to be recognised as individuals as they are already so very different which i think is special!
As i was sewing i did wonder though how long i will be able to just use the same ‘wardrobe' of clothes for both girls…..because they are both the same sex i just buy/make their clothes and i just dress them in whatever….no one has a certain item of clothing if you know what i mean. However….i wonder how long i will be able to do this for and if they will begin to have their favourite items as all children do at some stage and then do i just keep that item aside for that child only or even will i need to have a different wardrobe for each? At what age do children begin to show their personalities and individual tastes with clothes do you think? Just the musings of a tired Mum and not important in the parenting scheme of things of course but something to ponder all the same!
Before i go i wanted to share an activity the toddler twosome and Miss Teen had fun with the other day…used to be a favourite when i worked in a toddler room. Puffy painting……
For those of you who might like to give it a go the recipe i use for puffy paint is as follows……….
Thanks for dropping by…i shall try to get another post in before Christmas but family is requiring a lot of my time at the moment as I'm sure parents everywhere will understand!I hope everyone is enjoying this final lead up to Christmas and not becoming too stressed!
Ooh those dresses are just adorable. I bet your two will steal the show in them 🙂
The puffy paint looks like fun too, might have to make some for our little one.
Mooberry Farmwife says
Darling Dresses, Jode! Such lovely work. Thanks for sharing your cute little creations with us. 🙂 Merry Christmas!
Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) says
Those dresses are beautiful!! Love the brown flowerly one!! And your Christmas art work is so festive =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a Merry Christmas,
Ngo Family Farm says
I love owls, too 🙂 The dresses are just perfectly beautiful!!! What lucky girls to have such a creative mom.
babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, oh my! says
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! this past week I had recived the leibster award and I would LOVE to pass it on to you!! your blog rocks!
Thanks do much for your comments guys….i just posted a few pics of the girls wearing their dresses and am happy with them.Merry Christmas to you all xxxx
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers….your words are so lovely, thanks for passing on the award, so kind of you….i have left a comment on your blog under your award post!
LOVE the paint all over her face…looks like you had a BLAST! Thanks for sharing at Thrifty Thursday!! Hope you had a fantastic Holiday Season!