What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Here comes baby dress number 2, the THIRD contribution to sewing seeds I have made. I am really enjoying myself but I really need to slow down. I have in-laws coming this weekend! I better get my tushy moving onto things like meal planning, laundry, and ACK!!! CLEANING!

It is getting harder to come up with different styles and coordinating fabric to make these dresses from my own stash without going to the store. I had to make the ties of this dress out of BLACK because that is what I had. Argh.

It is a mock pillowcase dress...I didn't use a pillowcase but used the same concept. Instead of making the neckline gathered with ribbon, I put elastic in it and added ties only to go around the shoulder. I didn't want the ribbon to come out accidently or anything. It will fit a 12 month old, I expect.

To add a bit of 'pretty' to an otherwise very simple fabric, I added bright red scalloping to the bottom edge, a bow to the neck...

and then I embroidered a little flower design in the corner with a few random dots.

It is simple but I think it looks really comfortable and that is important!!

Somewhat related:

GOING BACK: Ever since we visited the Owens' house with their girls, Corynn has been obsessed with getting a sister.

"Mama, I would really like for you to give me a sister...we can go pick her up today in the car!"

"Mama, these shoes can be for my SISTER."

"Mama, will God give me a sister tomorrow?"

One particularly funny time, she said, pointing to her bed..."Mama, when I get a sister, she will sleep HERE in my bed with me (pointing to the right side) and Andrew will sleep HERE (pointing to the middle) and I will sleep on THIS side (pointing to the left) because we will love each other lots."

I have tried telling her that getting a sister is not a next-day occurance, and that I don't know when or IF she WILL get a sister, but she will have none of it...she WILL get a sister.


Corynn has had lots of questions regarding the "Children in Africa" ever since I started stitching these skirts. She told me today that she thought it was wonderful that I was helping them to get clothes and she told me she wanted to help them get Mama's and Papa's and homes. Then she said, "WE can give them a home!!!"

Wow. I think I am in WAY over my head now! ;-)
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