In honor of the Borg, I have new nicknames for the granddaughters. They are now Juannafor, Tuafor, Threeoffour (formerly known as la nieta) and the once and future baby girl due in January who will be Fouroffour.
La Primera mentioned to me that Tuafor was suffering from a serious case of handmedown syndrome. I offered to make her a few things. She is still small enough that I can whip up stuff for her pretty quickly and young enough to like girlie stuff like twirly skirts. I have a friend who is heading NOB soon, which means the sewing machine has been whirling along. So for I have these things made.
I planned on some simple skirts then I found a total deal on some sleeveless tops. At $10 each, I bought 6, so far I have combined one with fabric from my stash to create a long sleeve dress. I count stash fabric as free so it’s the seventy-five cent dress.
Next I made a pinafore because I love the look. It may be a tad old fashioned but what can I say? It’s a good dress up look.
I’m not sure about the shirred dress. There are lots and lots of choices of patterns at the fabric stores, but I didn’t like the way most of the fabrics felt so I opted for the eyelet. I bought 1 1/2 meters for around $30 a meter. What’s that two fifty us? I thought the little cap sleeve might take it up a notch, but now I just don’t know.
The denim skirt is from the legs of a pair of old jeans that I had laying around waiting for me to replace the elastic. I’ve always said that I would rather make something new from scratch rather than repair things, so that’s one more thing I don’t have to feel guilty about not fixing.
Chatting with Pop, he asked about my paintings, so here are a few. The parrot (a red lored parrot) gave me fits. Apparently, I have no clue as to how birds are put together. Fortunately, Greenwood is very patient and with his guidance I finally finished my first and last parrot painting.
And the last painting, was an epic fail. I had this old style photo of me in my Californio costume that had been taken in the Victorian Picture Parlor. I thought it would be cool to do it as a Catrina, it looks like it belongs in the haunted mansion at Disneyland. Except for a Halloween haunted house, I cannot imagine ever framing it or even displaying it. I may paint over it.