I know I've been a major slacker lately! Sorry! I have to admit, I've been enjoying the low key, taking-the-day-however-I-feel-like-it method. Feels great sometimes, doesn't it? Oh yaaa.
So, back to reality, I have a few things that need to get done, and back to the computer I am!! Not without showing you the little Easter Dress I made for Ava first though. ;)
My main inspiration and desire was to use some Riley Blake Chevron....aqua, of course! I got mine from Randi at Fresh Squeezed Fabrics. Then, because I knew I wanted to be able to use several fabrics, I thought Sandi Henderson's Knot Dress would be perfect. Especially since I already owned it. Even perfect-er! (p.s.....I don't see that pattern for sale anywhere...???)
For the other fabrics, I used what I had on hand. Hard to do since I don't normally buy large cuts of fabric. So, a little give and take is necessary. For instance, at first I wanted the top to be the pink flowers and the bottom to be the yellow flowers, but because of the amounts available in my stash, I needed to switch those two up...but I love it! I knew if I got a pink top to go underneath it would give me that pink near her face that I wanted.
I love the chevron straps!
And, not to bombard you or anything, but here's a few pic's of Ava wearing her dress. The sun was very bright, so sorry they aren't the best technique wise, but I'm happy to have these anyway.
I love this one of her because she was absolutely focused for a minute on just this one dandelion that caught her attention. So sweet!!
A good reminder to stop for a few minutes, be still and just take in the precious moments that we have with our loved ones, our life, and the world around us.