How many is too many pictures of Samara?
You're about to find out!
I made this outfit for her the other day, and had such fun doing it. I woke up with this idea in my head a couple Sundays ago--I was totally inspired-- and I managed to make the whole thing that day...which required letting the kids build the biggest fort you've ever seen in the living room. But, oh! what fun it is to have such a little "doll" to dress up, and to have the scraps lying around to make this kind of thing in the spur of the moment.
It all started with the headband, which was inspired by the last one, using an old pillowcase I'd saved with butterflies on it. I totally love this--I've actually worn it myself a couple times since I made it.
The outfit that followed was from the book Carefree Clothes for Girls. It is completely inspiring--everything in it is dreamy and romantic and neutral. I'm always making Samara colorful clothes, but this is by far my favorite. I wish I could remember that kids look great in neutrals! Their details (i.e. tongues sticking out) totally "pop" when you're not distracted by florals, eh?!
The skirt is scrap muslin, the top is scrap linen, and the collar is a doily I repurposed. Can you believe I had one in my stash that had butterflies on it? Amazing. (Thanks, Beth!)
As you could tell, the modeling wasn't going very well until Phin started telling jokes...
and then Samara really got into it...
...and I just couldn't stop taking pictures. They're so charming to me, these two. They're great friends and they just get so interesting in front of the camera. And I'm so in love with them both that I couldn't pick just one picture. What's amazing is that this isn't even half the pictures I took...:) You'll have to forgive me.
(An attempt to show the hook and eye closures and tie of the skirt--my favorite part.)
Do you guys know anyone who wants to hire me to create whatever I'm inspired to make when I get up in the morning? Because that sounds like the perfect job for me. :)