Ahnalin had a birthday.
So, of course, she needed a new dress.
Because who can resist this face?
She wanted the dress to be in her
favorite style sundress.
I don't use a pattern for this style,
as I just cut it based on her current measurements.
And she wanted me to use this
Cath Kidston napkin, that Grandma
bought at a garage sale,
for an apron sewn onto it.
We both love the apron look.
She picked out this vintage 1930s green
and the yellow
floral fabric for the sash
and hem band from my stash.
And the Beatrix Potter
buttons were on a card that was dated "1976".
She was very happy with her birthday dress!
And of course!
Birthday girls get to lick the beater for the Kitchenaid mixer.
Sometimes, they even receive beautiful bride
dolls as birthday presents!
Sometimes they get their very own
little tiny watermelon.
Sometimes they get free scoops of ice cream
at Baskin Robbins.
Ahnalin was very blessed because Grandma Barbara
and Grandpa John came for the weekend.
You see, Grandma Barbara's birthday
was on Saturday!
So we had lots and lots of birthday!
I made this pillow for my mom (Grandma Barbara).
And Ahnalin used my embroidery machine
and made this fleece scarf her.
Grandma loved these gifts,
but I think her favorite was the chocolate fudge cake
with Nutella frosting and coconut that I made for her
from scratch.Oh it was so good!!