Niece #4 turned 4 last Saturday. I left it a bit late to smock anything for her, but a couple of weeks was enough time to make these Sense and Sensibility 1958 Girls' Part Dresses. I even inserted zips! First was the yellow poly-cotton with polka dots.
Then the maroon velvet(een). I suspect this one may end up in dress ups, but most kids this age love the feel of velvet so I figure she'll have fun with it whatever she does.
And MIL whipped up this little crinoline, because this little girl, at least, will love having her skirt poofed out!
This is what I look like one year after shaving my head. My hair has been cut three or four times, to give it a decent shape. After Summer, my lighter streaks have finally come back. Whether or not I like it depends on the day. I don't regret it, and might consider doing it again in the future, but growing my hair back has been hard, slow and annoying. I'm hopeful that by next Summer it will be long enough to tie back so I can get it off my face and neck!
Recipes from Baked In America. I love that book, but one day I have to make a cake I don't have to take anywhere, so I can actually use all the layers, and not have a whole 'leftover' cake! This one was baked for Nephew1's 9th birthday.