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A glittering sparkling sea of tulle

I had full intention of sharing a little of our daily routine today, just as the January photo a day challenge demands…  however, our routine wasn’t routine.  In fact, our routine simply WASN’T.

Early this morning I got a phone call from my sister.  She wanted to take Lily-Ann out for breakfast and then for a walk down by the river.  The girl has been aching for some time with her auntie, and I was more than happy to make things work.  So the girl and I jumped out of bed, she picked out some clothes (I sent her back to pick out something different – a summer dress just doesn’t work for a walk in the snow), got dressed, threw on her outerwear, and she was ready to go!

So what did I do with my kid-free morning?  I worked on a tutu her pre-k EA had commissioned.  🙂

Last year I made a purple, plum, and black tutu for Rhonda’s Halloween costume.  She was a wicked fairy.  It turned out wonderfully.  I made it extra long and super wild.  It ended up being such a big hit that she keeps it at school to wear every so often, just for fun (and has even lent it to some of the other staff – both male and female).  Well, last month she asked me to make another one for her… this one with a water theme.  And I have to say, it’s turned out beautifully!

It was the most complex tutu I’ve done to date, with five different colours of tulle.  All various shades of blue, including one earthy blue that was covered in sparkle.  I alternated lights and darks so that while Rhonda walks it will look like ocean waves, cresting and flowing – light to dark.  It’s a very elegant tutu.

Lily-Ann and I dropped it off for her at school on our way to Lily-Ann’s classroom.  Rhonda was just thrilled, and I’m sooo glad.  Damon even overheard her raving about her tutus when he went to pick the girl up after school – which made me feel pretty good.

tulle, elegantly flowing from dark to light and back again

the tulle elegantly flows from dark to light and back again, like the ebbing of the ocean tide kissed by the glittering moon.

I really do love working with tulle.  Tutus are one of my very favourite things to sew.

I really do love working with tulle. Tutus are one of my very favourite things to sew.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll be a little more successful with the challenge topic.  After all, with such an open topic I’m sure the bigger problem with be narrowing it down.  😉

photo a day challenge for january

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Apples and a Walk with Thora

So… this post is for yesterday AND today.  I ended up in bed, in a lot of pain, all yesterday afternoon, evening, and night…  so just couldn’t muster up the strength to post.  Thankfully today has been MUCH better.  🙂  That said, today you get a two-fer.

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I am a proud Mommy, so have to share the wee girlie’s first bulletin board at school.  😀  Her pre-k class did a project on apples…  so here’s a quick shot of the bulletin board outside her classroom.

Apples!

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A couple days now, I’ve taken Thora (our Lurcher) with me for the six block walk to pick up the wee girlie from school.  Lily-Ann absolutely LOVES it!  And, of course, so does Thora.  🙂

So here’s a picture of my two baby girls…  only one of whom has reached the double digits.  Thankfully.  😉

A Walk with Thora

The Blue Blurrrrr

April Fools?  Nah…  just a Chihuahua.  😉

Took Roo out for a walk today.  Just down the block and back…  then let go of her leash and let her tear around the front yard.  It’s just what she does.  This girl loves to run.  Makes me wish they did coursing for Chihuahuas.  LOL  She definitely has a need for speed.  😀

My own personal "speed demon"... tearing up the yard, going not-quite-Greyhound fast.

They call her "the blue blurrrr". 😉

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