Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Few Days and Some Sewing

I haven't posted for a few days. We've been busy with the flurry of activity that accompanies the end of the school year. Nature Girl finished her first year of preschool this week and is excited to be on summer vacation. We presented the scrapbook and tote bag to her teacher on the last day of school. The children gathered around her, excited to show her their page in the scrapbook. It was very cute!

Nature Girl had a little end of the year celebration for school. She got up on the stage with her class to sing two songs for the audience. All of the children have grown so much this year and it was fun to see them perform. I made us matching skirts for the celebration. When I was a little girl my mom made matching dresses for her and I. I loved them. I wanted Nature Girl to have that same experience. I love the fabric and was happy with how our skirts turned out.
I'm still working away on my list of projects to accomplish in June. I've made progress but I have also added and completed several projects that were not on my original list. Our matching skirts and this flame apron weren't on that list. My sister asked me to make a BBQ apron for her husband as a Father's Day gift. She chose the material and I did the sewing. It has flames on one side and orange fabric with a flame pocket on the reverse side.
These ducks were another project I added to my June list. I made them as a gift for a baby shower I went to today. It's hard to find safe baby toys so I decided to make some after seeing these in the Magic Cabin catalog.
After these few sewing distractions it's time to get back to my June list so I can get it finished. It's already the middle of June. Boy, the first two weeks went by fast! I have three projects that are already started and two more that I haven't begun. I'd better get to work.
By the way, I'm experimenting with another blog header. This one is part of a photo Nature Girl took in our yard this week. What do you think?


val said...

I love the matching skirts and I think that BBQ apron rocks! Oh, and the little ducks? What a GREAT idea.
They are so kid friendly.

Christy said...

You've been so busy! The skirts are so cute. :)

I like the new banner. Nature Girl took a great photo.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the Mommy and Me skirts - too cute! That flame fabric is excellent - the perfect choice for a BBQ apron. Hope Nature Girl enjoys her summer break. She took an awesome pic for the header.

Stacy said...

Man she is brave getting up to sing like that! I am not a mother yet but I can imagine that those kind of events are so special. And your skirts are FANTASTIC!!!! She will always remember that day and the special effort you made with the skirts. I hope your Sunday was nice and peaceful. Have a great week you two (three). Love Stacy

jovaliquilts said...

Oh, I like the new header! Perfect for a blog with "Nature Girl" in the title. :) Your skirts are adorable, but that apron -- wow! I love it! I bet it was a big hit on father's day.

susan said...

hehe you snuck in a new post while i was reading this one!! i love the matching skirts that is too cute. the apron is wild! i thought the header was new. i like it and wow, i am impressed nature girl took the pic!! way to go nature girl!

Melissa Goodsell said...

These photos are fabulous. The skirts are really gorgeous and I think that's so sweet having matching ones :)