KT has always had more faith in my abilities than I ever have.  Her whole life she’s known that she has but to ask me to do something  special for her and I will do my best to make it happen.  Over the years, I’ve created some pretty fancy birthday cakes, elaborate Halloween costumes, a semi-formal dress and painted an underwater world in her room. 

I’ve often thought there wasn’t any possible way I could actually do what she had asked me to.  Yet her unwavering faith has caused me to actually try and of course, to succeed in each endeavor.   

My eldest child has, once again, cooked up a new project for me.  She wants me to make her a coat.  Yes, a coat.  I tried to explain to her that people don’t make coats, they go to the store and buy them.  She simply wouldn’t listen to my very reasonable explanation.  (You know something is wrong when I’m the one being logical!)  KT’s thoughts were that I could make her the exact coat that she wanted. 

So the search for the perfect patten and the perfect fabric began.  Fortunately for me, it took a while for KT to decide on what she wanted.  But  eventually she did.  So in the next week or so, I will magically transform these few yards of fabric into a fully lined, perfect corduroy coat for my daughter.

kts almost coat

I”m only doing this because KT has faith that I actually can…


Busy, Busy!

OOoops! I forgot that everyday means the weekends too.  That’s a habit I’m going to have to get into.

 I’ve been working on my daughter’s costume.  It’s a fairly simply princess gown…only everything that can go wrong has.  I realize that I didn’t have enough fabric for the long, flowing sleeves (Now how on earth could that happen???), the cut is lower than I thought and shows waaaay too much cleavage, I burned myself with the iron, the tension is messed up on my sewing machine…I guess that’s enough whining for now!

 Tomorrow, I hope to have pictures of the finished gown and maybe even some of my duct taped girl if I can get them from my husband!