The Paris Street Market was this past weekend again. It's so fun to wander up and down and see what kinds of things people buy. I bought this drying rack. My mom has one like it and I've searched for one, but haven't wanted to pay the $100 or so they seem to be selling for most often. This one wasn't for sale, but the gal said I could have it for $25. Done!
I wandered around wondering what I'd do with it since I have a great drying rack in the laundry area already. Then I realized it would be perfect for storing fabric. I love seeing all the fabric in my stash--and looking at it like this feels inspiring to me.
Saturday afternoon I finished the dress I was making from one of those Urban Outfitters bedspreads. Here's the finished dress--made from Simplicity 3833. It was an easy pattern to make and follow if you're looking for a retro A-line kind of dress. You can also put long or short sleeves on it.
I wore the dress to a birthday party yesterday. The birthday girl turned two and received her very first baby doll from her parents (Bitty Baby, from American Girl--a great baby doll if you're little girl needs one; Audrey still plays with hers that she received when she turned two). The girls thought that Katie and her new dolly needed a quilt, so we made this one from the pink fabric in my stash.
Audrey and Emma picked the fabric; I cut the squares; they counted and arranged them; they handed me the squares to be sewn together; and I embroidered Katie's name in the corner. Audrey wants to make a doll quilt for herself this summer (Emma already has one the three of us made together) so this was good practice for her.
We've spent the morning cleaning house and doing laundry; we're off to the pool as soon as Toben comes home from playing golf.
P.S. I've been reading some good books lately. I'll write about them later today...