I made this last year at this time for my darling daughter.
She and I have sorta the same taste. I picked out the soft warm fabric, I found fuzzy cozy cuddlieness to line it with, and I sewed it all together. Almost.
I was just completing the last sleeve when someone came into the sewing room and made the statement..'What is that ugly thing you are making?" I got a tad discouraged. I guess everyone does not have the same taste as I do.
Now a little deflated, I was not sure SHE was going to like it . I put it aside and did not complete it. I did not want to give my pretty girl an ugly gift.
To my delight, she wandered into the sewing room one day and saw the partially finished robe. Her expression was great and real. "What is this? I LOVE IT!' I proceeded to tell her the whole story and then finished the robe. It makes my heart happy to see her wear it.
I think it makes hers happy too. Lesson learned, Never second Guess Yourself When Making a Gift From the Heart.
Rebeccas Birthday Party! Pop on over and wish her a Happy Birthday.
Here is this years creation supplies.
I will be making her a blanket to keep her warm when she moves to Idaho next Fall.
Do you like the contrast and quirkyness? I KNOW she does, because she helped pick them out. We still laugh at 'THE UGLY ROBE'
Portraits from the past, thinking about Mother's Day - I used to do a lot of portrait sketches. This was one of the very first ones, a charcoal pencil drawing of my grandma (Dad's mom) when I was 16. These are ...