Friday was Eleanor's Mother's Day program at preschool. Late on Thursday night I brilliantly decided she need a new dress, so I got to work. I made her the Cathy Dress Top from SisBoom using the Heather Bailey Pop Garden Tiled Primrose in celery and Pineapple Brocade in Ice. It was a late night, however here is the finished project
I also used some leftover fabric to make these flowers for her hair using a fabulous tutorial from Erin over at Bringing up Burns, you can buy the tutorial here. I have tried numerous different ways to make these and hands down Erin's tutorial is the BEST! I am still practicing, and I have had some turn out better, however my excuse is that it was 3AM.
Sadly poor Miss Eleanor suffers from awful stage fright. It began last year at the 3yr old Christmas program when she stood on the stage and cried. The fact that she stood up with her class and did not sit on my lap was progress! I sat there like all the other Momma's snapping away HOPING I would get a smile. Nope. Nada. Nothing. She just had this pitiful look on her sweet face
Please don't think I am cruel. At no point did she try and sit down. She just stood like that the whole time. Of course, now looking at the pictures, I do feel bad!
I do not have any Mother's Day pics because Eleanor woke up Saturday night with a nasty cold and what we believe is croup. So far she has been fine tonight and, fingers crossed, we will not have to go in to the doctor tomorrow. We stayed home from Church, however we did let her run around outside today even though she was sick. We have had rain for 18 of the last 19 days and this weekend it finally stopped!!! While they played outside, I finally cleaned up the sewing room/playroom. I did not take any before pics but toys were everywhere, along with all my fabric and crafty stuff. It was actually very nice to have the windows open and quietly clean up. Here is the finished room, not perfect but a great start! The missing curtains are my next project to finish.