I am washing my version of A Day at the Beach from DSQ for the very first time, which means that the very first quilt I have ever made is undergoing the Laundry Test, & in order to distract myself from the nagging fear that it is disintegrating right this second, I will post about another project whose nagging takes the form of a small almost-3 year old.
(Oh! I just realized that timezone math failure = missing out on Jen Corace's print at Tiny Showcase! Terrible!)
Alright, now I really need to talk crafts to cheer myself up. The story goes: my daughter, the small nagging one, does not have a coat appropriate for spring, & I haven't liked anything I've seen in stores, so I pulled out her brother's outgrown-but-perfectly-good denim jacket for her, which was promptly & resoundingly refused.
So, I say: "How about I decorate it for you? Put some flowers on it! Would you wear it then?"
She says, swooningly: "Decorations! Yes! But I don't want flowers, I want PRINCESSES."
Then I say: [eyeroll] "...how about flowers? I'll make them pink!"
She says: "Okay, flowers...and HEARTS...and STARS! Hearts and stars and flowers, and then I'll wear it!"
Keep in mind, this child does not turn three until May.
She's been keeping an eye on my progress, with frequent complaints that I am not doing what she wants, until last night I arrived at this point:
& thought that I might finally be done (hoping that the glamour of sequins on the big flower might make up for it being fairly spare instead of toddler-baroque). This morning I showed it to her, & she said: "I love it! You decorated it! I see the heart! Now, do the other side!"