It snowed yesterday! In Texas! Close to Christmas even! This is quite unusual because most freezing precipitation around these parts is just sleet! Ah,but the girls got to play in the snow,not enough accumulation for a snowman,but plenty to catch on your tongue.What was NOT unusual for crazy Texas weather is the day before it was 80 degrees! Or perhaps its mereley evidence of that inconveniant truth .
My "little girl with the great big curl right in the middle of her forehead" will be needing a holiday frock for her already full social calendar,so I began playing around with some vintage textiles and a little pinafore made of a red ticking fabric(thrifted ofcourse).I had originally wanted to plan a design around these goodies ,and use pink and green as the colors for Her Maj (could you die for the linen towel with the wassail bowl and the pink reindeer?). I simply could not find a suitable base dress to embellish. Lucky for me I remembered the little striped dress,I had put back for this year. Ofcourse its still in the draping stages,but its coming along. For the collar I will use a crocheted doily with 3-D roses,and perhaps it will be complete with the simple addition of a vintage Christmas apron hemmed and altered. Whats really sweet is you are able to see the stripes through the sheerness of the apron. I love it so far ,any suggestions?