Thursday, February 25, 2010

Why do my kids' birthdays make me feel old?

Lorelei turns the ripe old age of 8 tomorrow.  She is very excited and has been bugging me to make her a white dress for her birthday.  Uh, no.  But I did make her a white, black, and yellow dress since I already had the fabric.  It was going to be a skirt for me but I suppose mommy has to make sacrifices sometimes.  I pulled the fabric from my stash, bought a bit of yellow tulle, and went to work this afternoon.  This dress took all of 90 minutes to cut and sew (thanks, in part, to using an old t-shirt).

12 comments:

luv2quilt2 said...

Pretty dress. I'm sure she'll love it as much as the white one she wanted. And oh, by the way, that's a good place to say 'no'!

Pat said...

What a pretty dress you made for her. Happy Birthday to her!!!

a little bit biased said...

I love it! That fabric is beautiful!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a darling dress. Wishing your girl a Happy Birthday!

karenfae said...

If turning 8 makes you feel old wait until she turns 37 like my daughter did on the 23rd!! I can't believe it - of course I had her when I was 20 but still I can't believe I am getting that old to have a 37 year old daughter.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Crystal Hendrix said...

Very Pretty!

Colleen said...

Super cute! Love that fabric.

kiley said...

that is just beautiful Jandi. how does it feel to be that awesome?

Jandi said...

It feels good, Kiley. Real good.

Rae Ann said...

It was fun having you stop by my blog today.
What a darling dress and a sweet mom for sacrificing! :)
Love your blog! I'll be back!

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute dress! Happy Birthday Lorelei!

ohiostar5 said...

Darling skirt/dress for your daughter. When my son turned 18----I cried. Now he is 53---how did that happen? Enjoy every day! BettyLou