"Summer" came last week in a stretch of record-setting high temperatures. Those days found us outside with sandals and shorts, with the kids asking for trips to the lake and ice cream for dinner (alas, the local ice cream shops weren't quite geared up for the season yet. Never one to miss an opportunity for ice cream for dinner, you can be certain I checked).
But now we are back to March - it's cool and windy and everything looks like a variation on the same color - somewhere between brown and grey. It's March in Maine, and all is as it should be. It's good. But oh that taste of summer! I guess you could say I still had those summer days on my mind in the making of this latest little outfit from Annabel. We're all ready for a bit of color!
The dress pattern is the very simple Citronile Adele (just like these), once again paired with a pair of Quick Change Trousers from Anna Maria's Handmade Beginnings. The fabric is an organic cotton from Betz White's Stitch collection. It's such a great weight - super crisp and lovely feeling, and the colors - ah, the color!
Photographing Annabel these days - or parenting her, for that matter - involves following her getting-faster crawl from room to room, looking ahead as best I can for all the little bits of life and ick that might be in her sightlight to put in her mouth. She does it all as quietly as can be, and always with a smile on her face. Oh, the quiet ones with the sparkles in their eyes.