Of course I will also be devoting lots of time chasing to the kiddos, especially now that Joshua can WALK! Yep! He took his first solo steps this weekend after NEVER learning to crawl! Aside from some baby-proofing, my most pressing project is making stuff for Lydia's birthday party. I have scaled things WAY back and am mostly inviting school friends. We are having the party at our house and planning on the kids mostly playing on Lydia's new playhouse complex (blog post coming soon) so I'm not doing party games. I'll have some fun with food and decorations, but for now I'm obsessing over what Lydia will wear.
dress shown above for her Butterfly 1st Birthday party, a fun dress for her Alice in Wonderland Tea for Two party, there was an up-cycled dress for the Three Under the Sea party, and then a custom tee shirt and Paris themed skirt for last year's Four and Fabulous party. This year is all about PRINCESSES!
Perfect..... except that I failed to notice that this fabric is from 2012 and sold out on most sites! Ooops! How do I not check this stuff BEFORE showing it to Lydia?!? After some frantic searching, I found a place in Austrialia that wouldn't ship to the US and a place in England that would. The fabric has been ordered and has been listed as shipped. Here's hoping it makes it in time!
While I wait for the fabric to arrive, I have been playing around with photoshop to look at a few possibilities. Mostly, I realized that if I wanted any of the coordinating fabric, I might need to search it out as well and couldn't afford to wait. I definitely want to use the landscape print as the border of the skirt.
There are some other cute prints with princesses and one with princess dresses that are designed to coordinate. Honestly, I was more excited about the idea BEFORE I made these digital mock ups. I think I have decided that I can find lots of prints that are a little less busy, maybe a dot or a stripe, and find them here locally after the border print arrives. I am pretty sure that I am making a skirt, so that still leaves a shirt to find or create, so stay tuned.... and wish my fabric happy travels across the ocean!