Friday, 19 March 2010

The daffodils are finally blooming

More evidence (if any were needed) that I am slightly deranged ...

Today the girls have another non uniform day, this time a fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care. You'll have seen the little daffodil badges on sale all over everywhere if you're in the UK; it's a great cause we're happy to support. Anyway, the theme for the day was "yellow and green" - two colours that don't appear in our wardrobe. I had said, "Well, we'll dye a white T-shirt and you can wear your jeans and green and yellow ribbons in your hair." Oh no. That wouldn't do
At All.

It's entirely my own fault but my children know that if they ask me to make them a skirt, I am never going to say no. And given the chance to go and browse in John Lewis and stroke all their new Amy Butler* and Tanya Whelan - well, would you have turned it down?


These skirts made me love my overlocker all over again - even if I did run out of cotton and have to rethread it. Like me, my tiddlers love a long swirly skirt, and who can blame them?

*(yes, I know I said I didn't like Amy Butler fabrics. I was WRONG.)

26 comments:

  1. Those are lovely skirts - what lucky girls!

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  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! oh by the way, silverpebble popped over for a cuppa and cake yesterday and when she departed I commented on her lovely bag in her car which she hangs on her chair. I asked where she got it from and she said you made them and that you were selling them at the sale. Well I groaned as I was reminded of missing that fab art fair and then thought I must message you about them. When oh when are you going to sell your stuff on here - pleasey list some of your gorgeous items :-)

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  3. oh they are just gorgeous - makes me want to make one!!

    xxx

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  4. I want you to be my crafty-mum. these skirts are gorgeous. (I love the English word gorgeous^^)

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  5. Okay... you are officially mad but they are rather fabulous skirts!

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  6. You aren't deranged at all, just incredibly productive! Such lucky girls. I bet they were the envy of all their classmates!

    K x

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  7. Perfectly wonderful madness! Those skirts are fabulous! Lucy x

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  8. Wonderful twirly skirts! Perfect for daffodil season!x

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  9. Beautiful skirts. Jane x

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  10. I'm sorry but yes, you are deranged. Those aren't just skirts. They have tiers, for god's sake. That's just making work.

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  11. They are lovely swirly skirts and I'm impressed that you both own and know how to operate an overlocker! My children ended up wearing their green football shirts to school!

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  12. Oh, Ms. Dotty! THOSE are adorable!!!

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  13. There's nothing wrong with being deranged in my book! And I'm glad you've been converted to an AB fan! The skirts are fab - I bet Jasmine would like one!

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  14. Nothing better than watching a little girl twirling in a swirly skirt. I bet they're utterly delighted with them.

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  15. I want one! No, TWO!

    If you start making those skirts for big girls, please notify me immediately. At which time I shall wet my pants. And then send you money.

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  16. P.S. That is the sweetest photo ever. Those shoes!

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  17. I love the skirts, your daughters are very lucky to such a fantastic mum. Andrea x

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  18. wow - you have been so busy! What gorgeous skirts. Being slightly deranged is definitely a good thing when it results in such creativity!

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  19. Ooooh! I do love a tiered skirt - very lovely indeed. Am glad you have come round to the Amy B fabrics too - I do love her use of greys and blues.

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  20. Those skirts are gorgeous. I bet your girls were thrilled.

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  21. Long swirly skirts...oh, yes! I wouldn't mind one myself! ;o) These are gorgeous skirts, DottyCookie! And love the girls' pretty maryjane shoes... aren't they looking every so stylish! :o) Happy Days to you all ((HUGS))

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  22. Those are adorable! My DD has recently found some dresses I made for her when she was little and now her DD is wearing them -- so fun! Hopefully, your lovely handiwork will be passed on to your granddaughters as well.
    Blessings,
    G

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  23. Those skirts are adorable - you have a talent for picking fabric which looks good together. I think I might just go out to my local JLs at the weekend and see if they have any Amy Butler in. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Best Wishes
    Primrose

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  24. I've just popped over to your blog from Poshyarns and I wanted to say how nice it is.

    I love your skirts, but your fox outfits are TRULY FAB! I'm making an Easter bonnet for my son at the moment and feel I've really copped out this year. I feel even worse since seeing the effort you put in to your outfits etc.

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  25. I just love your girl's twirly skirts! Wish I was one of your girls but as I am 65 next month I dont really qualify! Still I doooooooo like twirly skirts! and your inspiring blog. Thanks for sharing.
    :0)

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