Monday, May 03, 2010

Sewing for Someone Aged 2.7

My niece and her Mom and Grandma visited recently.  It was a fun-filled, busy weekend!  I'm not used to that 2.7-year-old energy; it's consuming and I'm in deep respect of my sister!  That energy is so pure and bubbly and honest.  I love it.  

I was excited to have her wear two things I made for her recently.  I love the colors and style of this cute little sundress.  It's an easy-to-sew piece and is perfect for a growing girl, as it continues to work as she grows.  Both the dress and contrasting bow are recycled tablecloths I'd made previously. Thanks to Habitual for the pattern!


And here's my little kitchen helper in her new apron.  Tutorial here (with thanks!).



Fabric from Hobby Lobby. 



We had tea parties and ate pizza. We went for walks.  We picked flowers and squashed bugs.  We collected pine cones.  We touched everything.  We shared sweet hugs and a few 'this is not going my way!' moments.  We talked about what she would do when she's big (age: 3).  It's inspiring to be with someone so in-the-moment.  The challenge, I think, is for grown-ups to return there ourselves.

10 comments:

sweetcakes said...

These are such great pictures! I love the one of you and Lola, and I love the one of Lola showing her floury hands! She is so precious!

Your sewing projects for "someone aged 2.7" turned out beautiful! Lola is so lucky to have you for an aunt!

Marlena said...

This was a real pick-me-up. You're both so sweet and I love the outfits. Little kids do have abundant energy. Liked the poem you made from everyon'e entries.

Linda J. said...

I love these photos! What a sweet little girl!

Angela McRae said...

I cannot believe how fast she is growing up! What a sweetie! (And great sewing projects ... you are such a Renaissance woman!)

Tea Time With Melody said...

She is so cute, love the flour packed hands and face, that's what it is all about.

Esmerelda said...

I am already missing her for you. You are a lucky Aunt. She is a lucky niece.

Frivolitea said...

Adorable all the way around!!!

parTea lady said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Love the outfits you made and the cute photos.

Marilyn said...

What a fun weekend. Love your sewing projects for your little 2.7 niece.

Southern Touch Catering said...

What a lovely post Stephanie- you have such a way with words. Your niece lucky to have such a generous aunt. That's a very cute dress. My daughter makes these from old pillow cases.