I had such fun making this new skirt for Adelaide. When I saw the pattern, the Gathered Skirt for All Ages, appear on Purl Bee last week, I knew I'd be making one and likely more. And well, one is made and surely there are more to come. It was a fun pattern, easy to follow, and the way the pockets come together is super clever. And that's the best thing of all - those deep, big pockets! My girls love collecting all manner of things and while often a basket is in hand, not always is there something handy for storing their goods on a collecting journey. This skirt is perfect for that and I have no doubt that every time it comes through the laundry pile, I'll be pulling out pinecones, rocks, cat treats and who knows what else. (The fabric is Midnight Flora by Cloud 9.)
Adelaide was thrilled to wake up to the surprise of a new skirt (it's one of my very favorite Mama things to do - that morning surprise of something I made in the night). She insisted we cut a bit of matching fabric for her hair to put in her recent favorite milk maid braids. Then we went on a little rock hunt (she's got a thing for rocks these days), a stop to notice the daffodils, and then for a snuggle with her lamb, Thalia. After that, she was called away by Papa for morning chores, and as she skipped off merrily, she stopped quickly to turn over her shoulder and say, "thanks for the skirt Mom!".
Ah, so much love. Love for my girl, growing into a beautiful young lady with such a big heart and open eyes. And love for the act of making things for my nearest and dearest, one of the ways I show them just how much I love them.