Saturday, September 7, 2013

Noelle's First Day

Well-Well had her first day of preschool on Thursday.  Granted, she's been convinced that she's a preschooler for the past two years, always being present during drop-off and pick-up for her big sister.  But now she is a bonafide preschooler!  And for her first day, she-- like her big sister-- picked out some pretty stellar fabrics for her outfit.
 She gave me some fairly specific instructions: no sleeves-- just straps "like dis" (giving me strap sizing) and pants.  And she wanted lots of trains-- lots and lots of them.  So that's what the little lady got.  I also appliqued a car onto the bodice and used some green ric rac on the straps and hem of the pants.  (I love love love me some ric rac!!!)

She also wanted to show off her own drawing.  This, as I'm sure you can tell, is a picture of me (the red) and her (pink, in the right bottom corner), and a mommy and baby spider.  You'll notice the look of shock and fear on my face-- the appropriate response to a mommy spider sitting on one's head.

Good luck, you big, transportation-loving girl!! :)  I love you!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

School... Real School

Riley started "real school" this year-- meaning she's in kindergarten, going to school EVERY DAY!  She LOVES it, and is already making some sweet friends.  She's now in her second week, but I wanted to share her first day of school outfit.

First, let me set the stage.  Noelle is starting preschool this year, too, so I took both girls down to the sewing room to pick out WHATEVER FABRIC they wanted from my obscenely large selection of cute/adorable/sweet/girly fabrics.  We're talking glitter, mermaids, flowers, princesses, etc.  I mean, lots of choice fabrics.  So what did my girls choose?

Robots, cars and trains, of course!

As you can see, the cars and robots are still cutesy, but those are some LEGIT trains.  
 Sorry the pictures aren't that great.  I broke my camera a while back, and I still have to get it fixed. Sigh.  But you get the idea, right? 

Noelle has her first day tomorrow.  I'll post her outfit then! :)