Let's start with the winner of my book and scraps:
I did have to remove 2 comments, so that brought our total number of comments to 403!
And the winner is.....
I'll be emailing you shortly to get your address so I can get these goodies in the mail.
I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but my 15 year old daughter, even though I've begged her repeatedly, doesn't want me to make clothes for her.
This makes me crazy.
And kinda sad.
But today, she asked me to make her a dress for our upcoming vacation to the beach.
I'm sorry - come again?
You want me to sew?
And she says it all casual-like, kind of a "hey, do it if you like. Whatevs".
I tried to contain my excitement as not to scare her off (I've learned that parental enthusiasm scares teenagers away) and directed her to ModCloth, one of her favorite online clothing shops, to pick out the shape/style of what she'd like.
Mind you, I'm trying to keep calm, play it super-cool and I nonchalantly say, "I can sew pretty much anything, so ...."
My daughter likes edgy stuff, a lot of black and is drawn to things like tattoos, piercings and vividly-colored hairdos.
Not sure where this kid came from, since my husband's idea of high style is Brooks Brothers and mine is Calvin Klein.
As you can imagine, there's some friction surrounding this subject.
So, to my absolute delight, she picked this dress:
photo from modcloth.com
I'm screaming with joy inside!!! She picked this pretty, fresh, feminine frock and wants me to make something like it!
(Do the Cabbage Patch, do the Cabbage Patch)
So we're on our way to Joann Fabric store to pick out a pattern that we can use to replicate this dress.
And I have a coupon.
I might just have a stroke.
More on this story as it unfolds.
But this is a dream come true.