Saturday, February 6

sort of proud of myself

i made wearable dresses for the moffat monsters this week. i have been saying i wanted to make them dresses for a long time now and finally did it. miss adelaide's 3rd birthday was today, it was polka dot themed and it actually motivated me to turn a sweet sheet from savers into some little dresses. and i copied a headband that my friend jill had made also.
for the record, i am not a fan of matching, but i was not about to try and make up two different dresses. and unlike me as a child, these two really like to match. since velzy is a little weed and keeps growing out of her clothes, i can't wait to make them some more- i have a lot to learn about sewing i have learned this week! in the mean time, anyone need any polka dot fabric?

after the party we walked out to goat island with the girls on our backs. it was so fun. we swam in the little bay, walked around the island and cruzed the tide pools. oh, and laughed at what velzy and ivy had to say. i wish i could remember all of them, but the two that stick out in my mind are:
ivy was going #2 in the sand and she looks at me and asks "do you have a leaf for me?"
then there was a girl walking by in a g-string. luke asked velzy if she liked her bathing suit to which she replied "nice buns!" we had a lot of laughs today. hope i can remember more of them, but i am sure i won't.
this week the girls have been wearing cowry shell necklaces that i strung on some hemp. they are so much cooler than princess jewelry. we got some more shells to make stuff with- scored in the shell/ crab pincher department today:
goat island gifts
thank you goat island for the lovely day.

17 comments:

stef j. said...

SahWEET!! look at your shell stash!

and man those dresses look good!!

liko said...

i love those dresses and headbands and polkadot fabric!!!

and the beach - awesome way to spend the day!!

and that g-string comment made me think of something i saw on america's funniest home videos last night. the mom was videotaping on a beach where they were vacationing, then she asks her two daughters if they went swimming. they said no and the mom was like, why not -- you were gone for twenty minutes. then the older girl says, 'because dad was talking to that lady', and the mom's like, 'what lady?' and the younger girl pulls her swimsuit bottom up her crack like a thong, and says, 'the lady with a swimsuit like this', and turns around, showing her butt cheeks. hahaha! it was funny.
anyways, just thought i'd share.

ashley said...

ha ha ha! kids say the best things!

a mermaid said...

good good work my friend! they looked so cute and i really want to sew something now!

Kristen said...

Stinkin' cute Ash!!! Good job. :) And I'm gonna try that bread here soon! Thanks for the link.

Heather said...

Those dresses are the cutest things ever! Great job! And those shells...amazing! I'm so jealous!

Autumn said...

I want those shells! I want to live in Hawaii & swim, play on the beach & be tan everyday! I want, I want, I want :) Hee! Hee!

Megan and Keli'i said...

Loveliness. All of it, just lovely.

McLove said...

Those are amazing and your girls are too cute!

Aubrey Jane said...

Darling dresses!
And I love the shells & other treasures! I want to live there too.

Carrie Braunalicious said...

Those dresses are too cute- you are SO Maria from the Sound of Music, but with WAY cuter dresses. Love the buns comment and the shells- makes your new blog title fit perfectly.

Holladay Photo said...

shut your mouth - you found such fabulous treasures at goats. i don't understand people who start sewing projects late at night- i so wish i could whip up cute stuff like that! i'm taking next friday off of work and maybe i'll be able to talk ruby into going to ballet- mark's description of the whole thing sounded so cute!

echo said...

cutest polka dot dresses ever! great job!

Smiths said...

Soooooooo fun. I have so many "mermaid" memories playing in that bay as a child. You watch the tide and lets plan a playday there!

And cute dresses! In the other blog I thought they were going to be a purse, but the dresses are adorable. Well done Mrs Moffat. Once again.

Jennelle said...

Funny story about Goat Island...(red house) Dave was helping me collect sea urchins for my research project out there. It was kinda high tide so we had to swim back with the bucket of urchins...I can picture Dave now with the bucket above his head trying to swim back, ha ha ha.... Also, we hid our stuff in a bush and when we got back all of our stuff was stolen including his truck keys and my favorite towel! He had to run back to his place to get an extra set of keys from his house. That was a memorable day.

AND loving the leaf and the buns comments, kids are such crack ups. Looks like you guys got some good booty (as in stuff not "buns") I really miss looking for shells. I still have a tons of sand and shells that I have collected from all over. I think my favorite sand is the green sand from the BIG Island...that also reminds me of Dave he hauled back a big bag of that sand 3 miles back to our car. What a good friend he is.

Erika said...

Fun. Those dresses are adorable. I spent some time today looking up tutorials on cute little girl dresses...I'm feeling motivated. Those shells are so pretty. Would you like to change places with us...Velzy can have winter...more winter than I'm sure she'd ever want.

missy said...

ash, those dresses and headbands are unbelievably adorable. seriously, love them.