Friday, June 19, 2009

Double Trouble



OK, more double than trouble, but everything that could go wrong did (in spades) with the second dress. A few dollar coins in the swear jar later, the Mr was heard to mutter under his breath ‘Hmm, couldn’t imagine anything more relaxing than crafting.’

Excitingly, this means a ‘crossing off’ on the To Do list. And baby Beatrix and Isabella, way way away in sunny England, have a summery get-up to soirée about in. As much as one month babies soirée. I’m also making a wild assumption that new Mums of two are lucky if they can squeeze a shower into their day, or even week. Am quietly confident there are no cats getting out of any bags here.



On an altogether different note, I am so thrilled it’s nearly a much-needed weekend that I could go and jump air somersaults on the trampoline. Consider the impact of three births and you’ll understand that for the grandiose statement it is.

nb. The dress/tunic is available as a free pattern here by Made by Petchy and it’s a super-simple fun one. My sewing machine took it upon itself to have a conniption during the making of the second – the sole reason for the swear-induced slog. And one day I’ll get out more, but there’s always guaranteed fabric success at Amitié.

25 comments:

PaisleyJade said...

They look beautiful!!

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

1. Your photography is always beautiful.
2. My cup runneth over with the cost of my ill temper & tongue. I hear you.
3. My second child was 4.610kg (drug free & ah la natural) Again I hear you
4. Thank you for the link for the dress/tunic. It is now on the 'to do list' (a never ending ream of parchment).
5. Gorgeous choice of fabric.
Peta

mushroomvillagers said...

Great dresses and photos. Makes me want to hop out of bed whip a couple up!

Michelle said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for the link too - I owe a summery dress to a toddler.

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

Really sweet fabric choices! Love to see girly frocks in non-tradition colours.

And how gorgeous is that blue sky?!!

Bek said...

These are beautiful! I love that pattern. So cute! I love the fabrics you have used.

Hope you have a decompressing weekend- sounds like you need it!

thetwowindmills said...

They look fantastic. What a cheeky hubbie you have!

CurlyPops said...

They're both gorgeous! Definitely worth the swear jar penance.

LeelaBijou said...

Wow! Wonderful!

floortje said...

wow...when I see these lovely dresses i can only dream of having a girl to make her these. Love the pattern, love the fabric...and how relaxing crafting can be...swearing just sometimes is part of it, but when it turns out this nice you forget the difficult parts...

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Wow, that photo is lovely! As always :-) And as are those dresses! Such a talented lass ...

dearmrsreese said...

I love the dresses. I've got twin girls myself so I would love to make some for them. Thanks for the link to the FREE pattern.

Nikki @ My Black Cardigan said...

Double Gorgeousness. They are beautiful.

You refer to the swear as if this isn't normal when you sew... I ask... is it possible to sew and not curse? Really?

As a mother of twins, your friend will find a way to have that shower because it is often the only 2...3...4 minutes of alone time in the day!

gardenmama said...

ha! Your writing style and humor is fabulous! I am a sucker for clothesline shots, lovely job mama!

Madeline said...

What lucky little babies! They'll have the most stylish dresses in town.

Smitonius said...

They are so cute!

And you can come and sit in my London garden any time... why, i'd even serve you tea!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What sweet dresses! Looking forward to seeing the pics of you trampolining:)

Suse said...

A conniption! That was for me, right?

Pretty dresses. Well done you.

Tinniegirl said...

Oh those dresses are so lovely. I love the fabric.

Anonymous said...

Love how you found a way to add the word conniption to your post!

Me

Cute as Buttons said...

Everytime I visit your blog I have a great giggle...think I'll start following cos it is good for the soul. As a mother of 3, I am hearing you with the trampoline thing. Thanks!

Sandrine said...

You did a great job;)

Ginger said...

Wow great blog loved the dress pattern you shared.Hope you have a great weekend.Enjoy each day with the twins they grow up way to fast. Then gone doing there own work.
hugs ginger

One Flew Over said...

Perfect fabric choice! Love those dresses!

Kaylovesvintage said...

the fabric is so pretty...