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May 1, 2012

Apron Dress for toddler to 12 years

TG-K6013 Apron Dress coming this summer

Mel is turning 10 in June. Her and twin brother have grown so much I can't stand it. It is amazing how they develop each year, and their personalities, while fundamentally the same, become stronger and stronger. Mel is just like me in so many ways, and so unlike me too. She is creative but in a different way to me. She's more a sculptor, builder. One day she came home and demanded she have glue, a flat surface (foam core) and popsicle sticks and a lot of them! So off we went to Michael's to get her supplies. She wouldn't tell me what for!
Well a few hours go by and I am up in my studio busy doing my thing. When I come down she's built the most amazing BRIDGE. All with these sticks and glue! Then she painted it. I mean structurally sound, no kit, no picture ~ nothing... just this amazing structure. After my oohs and aahs and disbelief I asked her, "Why did you build this?" She said "Uh, I dunno!"
And she moved onto the next project!!!
It's as if she's suddenly got this need to create something, then makes it and moves fast off onto the next activity! Wild!
Here she models for me at 7:30am this morning after I straightened her hair for school!!! The Apron Dress is super cool, a halter with a twist! Coming this summer. Shown in a voile cotton from my new Pagoda Lullaby fabric!


Jennifer Fraunfelder said...

Tina, I love this dress. YOu have to make a pattern for this one ! Mel is so gorgeous. I barely even recognized her in this photo.
You are truly blessed to have such beautiful children and your wonderful talents.
Hugs ,

Sherryl said...

I just saw this on the Hawthorne Threads newsletter and fell in love. I wish you would make a pattern for it... for adults!!! I'm just sayin'.
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