Having raised three sons on my own and NO girls, it is so much fun to have granddaughters. They are all here next weekend for four days, so we are baking cookies, each in their apron made by Grandma, going to Peter Pan and then off to the Nutcracker Ballet in Seattle. Made dresses for that too!
Here are the dresses for Claire (4), Leah (9), and Holly (6). We should have a great time. Hope to make lots of fun memories for my girls. I think adventures are much better than presents!
Finally having granddaughters, it is such a joy to make fun things for them. Last week I made four nighties in flannel for my three granddaughters. I remember when I was young and my mother and I would go shopping in San Francisco after the summer. I would have worked all summer and saved every penny. Having about $1000 to spend, our first stop would be the Lanz shop on Maiden Lane. There I would buy my first winter nightie and one year, the year before going to college I bought the most beautiful black dress and coat with gold buttons. Wish I could find such a nice one now.
Making these for my granddaughters reminded me of that loving experience and of then hoping and praying I would get another one for Christmas. To this day I love Lanz nightgowns. They bring back cozy nights of sitting in front of a real fireplace snuggled up and reading a great book. My dad making popcorn in the fireplace and all of us enjoying the time together.
No more real fireplace, so maybe the nighties, made in the style of Lanz nighties will bring fond memories to my three beautiful granddaughters in the future. Think I better find some nice Christmas flannel to make three more for a Christmas surprise.
This last Friday my next door neighbor’s granddaughter beautifully modeled two of my recent dress designs. The top one shown here has a Paris theme with a beret made to wear with the dress. Hadley gave out white carnations to all the women attending the Mother’s Day luncheon. The dress features a T-shirt top with a Paris appliqué taken from the fabric.
The second dress is a class sailor dress with a fun hat to match. Both dresses are available to buy. This is new to me, so I working on pricing. Would love input.
So I will have two more fun granddaughters to make dresses and play clothes for! How fun is that!