Afterwards we picked up her violin (she will be studying violin as part of her 5th grade studies) and went home for a day of quiet reading.
And a photo shoot in the garden.
I've been sewing (see Whigs & Tories) and experimenting with various patterns. Tried this peasant top - a combination of Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom and Sew Country Chick (I have the pillow case version cut and ready to sew. And I particularly like Justine's blog as we are like minded in many ways: Inside the Fabric We Sew With http://www.sewcountrychick.com/inside-the-fabric-we-sew-with-being-more-mindful/ )
Mlyons liked the yellow dot fabric from Riley Blake and I had wanted to try to give it a split neck. We agreed on where the elastic should go on the sleeves and I added white ricrac. Mlyons is appreciative of my current ricrac obsession. I need to try the split neck again - I think Crafty Mom has a blog post regarding that - but I do like how the blouse looks with her slacks and boots! And she does too!
|the morning glories were an issue this year! climbing everything|
|Yellow Peasant Top by Whigs & Tories|