It had to happen. My baby has gotten another year older. Which I suppose means I am getting older too. Oh joy!
year it seems hard to believe that my kids are no longer the babies
that I brought home, in what seems like, not so many years ago. They are
growing up, and becoming their own person. It is lovely to see and to
help them to learn. Though it does mean that each year they are getting
closer to becoming an adult and will eventually move out of home (though
I guess in another 7 years I may not be feeling quite the same as this
as we hit teenager territory??)
is usual, a birthday means mummy made clothes to mark the occasion.
This year, I decided to ask for a little input on what the birthday girl
wanted and we went through my patterns together to find one that she
liked. She chose the Zucka skirt from Farbenmix. I then dug through my
fabric to find something that would work for a more summery version - I
have plenty of cord for a wintery version, but that is a few months off.
The stripes are like a nice light stretchy denim, and the cupcakes are a
cotton that she has wanted ever since I bought it ages ago. I really
wasn't sure about the combo side by side, but as I was putting the skirt
together, they just worked.
For the top, I liked the look of two in Ottobre 3/2010, so I asked DS
to pick the one he liked best for his sister. He chose number #32, but
without the ruffles. To match it to the skirt I chose a few different
colours of Stella and went from there. Again, like the skirt it seemed
to not work until it was sewn up. I added the cupcake embroidery to
liven the tee up (I managed to put it on a bit low, but never mind).
Both patterns are size 122 and I am hoping will last for 12 months size wise.
chose a Fairy Castle Cake for her birthday this year - and I really
must find some dummy cakes! There was a lot of chocolate cake that went
into the making of this, and it probably isn't fair to send it home with
all the guests! As it is, we have the whole bottom layer in the
in all, DD had a lovely day. (I forgot to mention that the day started
with star shaped pancakes, thanks to a great aunty for the silicone