Beautiful little color week plus painting like a madwoman threw me off my blog game (both posting & answering comments, sorry!), but I was taking pictures, even if I didn't get around to posting them.
Rubble aside, this is the actual WIP shot I took on Friday, which gives a peek into how much thrashing around we did before settling on a color. It's been a while since we've done any painting, & I'd almost forgotten how much I love looking at paint chips, how much possibility there seems to be in each little hopeful square of color. It makes me want to pick a really difficult, possibly unruly shade of paint & try it out, just to see if I can figure out how to work with it. (It makes my husband want to hide my paintbrushes.)
As focused as I've been on house projects, though, I did find time last week to squeeze in another little skirt. Rigorous testing proves that it's quite twirly, & I plan on making a whole big stack of them for little miss summertime. I also made a matching headband, just because I love that pattern & there I was with plenty of extra fabric, but our fashion standoff continues & so I haven't gotten a picture of her modeling it yet -- though she did proudly wear it to school, Janis-style, today.
Now, this is the kind of sweet little pile that I was wishing for on Friday but which didn't materialize until today (the paint store is very conveniently located across the street from the fabric store, which has meant quite a few long leisurely mornings of "important errands" lately). I am having such fun with making skirts for my girl that I've decided to splash out & try a sundress next. In my mind, the dress is winsome & vintagey, not at all like all of the "festive" Fourth of July dresses I saw at Target today on another "important errand" (which mostly yielded an excellent orange expanding file for organizing the stack of one zillion recipes that have been scrawled on envelope backs, ripped out of magazines, & printed off the internet. Clever & attractive organizing containers are as full of possibilities as paint chips, though I wish they were also full of lots of extra time to keep everything organized.). We'll see.