Friday, July 13, 2012

Sewing For Carter

Hello, Dear Ones!
I have been doing a little sewing for my little granddaughter, Carter.

This is a darling little cross back sundress and bloomers.
My mother made my daughter zillions of these when she was a little girl
and I was just thrilled to find the pattern.

Here's the little sundress. It's totally lined with the same fabric.

And the bloomers.
Sad news...they're too big!
Little Carter is two years old now and lives so far from me. 
I asked my daughter to get Carter's measurements and she tried but Carter was wigglin'.
Needless to say...this little suit didn't work but she can grow into it.

I found this little pattern at a garage sale and the lady just gave it too me.
The pattern pieces had never even been cut out ~ joyness for me!
I think this may have been from the late 80s or 90s by the look of these little girls.

Here's what I made. 
I thought it turned out cute and I was crossing my fingers it would fit.
Well...Cater's on the petite side and the pants were supposed to be little crop pants - they went down to the floor and the waist was too large.
But...don't feel too sorry for me. 

My daughter sent me this picture and she can wear the little top!

I know Carter's little blue eyes are closed but isn't that the sweetest little face?
I love this little sparkly one so much.
She just got her first haircut last weekend and
she has bangs now like her grandmother! :)
Now you grandmothers who have your little grands living close to you - cherish that fact and them.
I just have to Skype and see Carter when I can. 
It is what it is!
But I'm so thankful to have her and to be a grandmother.

One more thing ~ 
 Here's a little sneak peep of something I've been working on and hopefully some time next week I can show you the finished project.

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Playground In My Mind
When this old world gets me down and there`s no love to be found
I close my eyes and soon I find I`m in a playground in my mind
Where the children laugh and the children play
And we sing a song all day

My name is Michael, I`ve got a nickel, I`ve got a nickel shiny and new
I`m gonna buy me all kinds of candy, that`s what I`m gonna do

In the wonders that I find in the playground in my mind
In a world that used to be, close your eyes and follow me
Where the children laugh and the children play
And we`ll sing a song all day

My girl is Cindy, when we get married we`re gonna have a baby or two
We`re gonna let them visit their grandma, that`s what we`re gonna do

Living in a world that I left behind
Happy little children
In the playground in my mind
See the little children
See how they play in the playground in my mind
~ sung by Clint Holmes