"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Madeline, the seamstress

maddy spent 4 nights at our house this past week.  when she was here with the boys a week ago, she asked if we could make a dress together. 

she has made pillows in the pastCopy of Maddy's New Room 2, as you can see in this picture.  (she made the 2 little pillows in front.)  she got a real barbie sewing machine for christmas from her dani and, unfortunately, we haven't had that much time to sew together since then.

but now she wanted to make a dress.  not just any dress, though...she wanted to make a water fairy dress!  it seems she and some friends at school are into fairies and since maddy is a water fairy, her dress of course needed to be sea blue.  it also needed to be sparkly.

we went to the fabric store and found all the perfect items to make this dress.  i cut it out but maddy actually sewed the seams of the skirt and helped glue on the sequins.

Sewing Maddy closeup from side Sewing Maddy Concentrating

she did not use her barbie sewing machine for this dress because i was afraid the seams wouldn't be strong enough.  she actually used my little singer and she did a great job!

sweet water fairy 

Maddy Fairy 4


water fairy with an attitude!

Maddy Fairy 6

with poppi

Fairy Maddy and Poppi


 when we got to her house, she couldn't wait to model her new dress for her mama and brothers--complete with lip gloss, without which she wouldn't come out of her room.

with brother, noah

Noah Maddy Fairy

i have been looking forward to the day when we would sew together ever since i took her to joann's when she was about a year and a half and let her feel, smell and play with drapery fabric that i would roll around her and hoped the sales ladies didn't see us... :) she just "ooh'd and ahh'd" over it and would say "piddy"...

i got my wish...

 Maddy Fairy and Dani

1 comment:

Zoe's Mommy said...

Oh Jeanne I love that you and Maddy shared such a great moment sewing. I'm looking forward to when I can do that with Zoe. Of course she'll only be able to make the simplest pillow cases or maybe a potholder:o( Maybe one day I'll learn to sew something as beautiful as your water fairy dress. I love Maddy's expressions in her dress. BEAUTIFUL!!!