Widgets Magazine

Feb 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

I thought I'd let you have a look at two of my little sweethearts in their fun new Valentine's Day dresses. I love this pattern because it is so easy to sew.  It only has four pattern pieces and a zipper up the back. I've made dozens of them over the years for my girls starting with Princess. I've sized them from 6 months to 6X without a problem.

The hardest part was paying for the fabric! Can you believe that the regular price for this piece was $9.99/yard? I got it for half price and I only needed a yard and a half for both dresses, but it was still extremely painful.

When I was checking out, I got in line behind an elderly woman who was buying a new sewing machine. She was talking and teasing the clerk as her daughter ran the machine out to their vehicle. She called the salesgirl "annoying" right to her face, but then she said it was OK because old people can say whatever they want.

In an effort to explain her point, she turned to me and tongue in cheek said, "That is the ugliest jacket I have ever seen, you really should get rid of it." Then she laughed and said, "When you are in your 80s you can get away with saying anything and people just assume you don't know what you are talking about." Then her daughter who had just come back in through the door commented, "And if you aren't in your 80s, you can say whatever you want as long as you follow it with 'Bless your heart.'"

Then she proceeded, "She has been standing here so long she probably forgot she just bought a new sewing machine...bless her heart." Her mother chuckled, "What did you say I bought?" The banter continued for another minute or two as the two of them headed toward the door. I stepped up to the clerk with my fabric in hand. She smiled and called to the two women as they pulled open the door, "I hope you have a wonderful day!" So I piped up, "Bless your heart!"

That brought another round of giggles as they left the store. Sometimes I really miss my grandma. I hope you have a happy Valentine's Day.

Laugh much and love long...


As the Drama Queen would say, Happy Single's Awareness Day!

...bless her heart!

11 comments:

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

They are adorable in their dresses!

Happy Valentine's Day!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Adorable! Happy VDAY!!

Musing Mama said...

Aw! I want the pattern - what is it??

Jennifer said...

hahaha that's a funny story! And adorable dresses. I've been wanting to try my hand at making clothes.

Arkansas Patti said...

They really have a case of the serious cutiness in those dresses.
Gosh that lady is giving old codgers like me a bad name or else I am really missing out.
That blessing of ones heart is so Southern. Southerners say that to take the sting out of gossip. "Bless her heart, she just can't keep her husband at home."

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines Day to a sweet momma and adorable and beautiful children and a wonderful hubby, our world would be better and less heartache to young adults if their momma's and daddies teach them in the ways of Lord and manners and how to work and play with their siblings and behave like your have been taught!!!!!!!!!..bravo and keep up the sweet blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I put in a sweet comment but I did not put in anonymous..basically what I said is Happy Valentine's day and bravo to a busy momma and daddy! You have raised and still raise wonderful children in your faith, disciplined, faithful, kind, loving and they get along with their siblings! - much heartache could be alleviated if parents parented and truly loved and cared about their precious children..Happy Happy Valentines day to a sweet mother and father and a wonderful blog!!!

The Pepperrific Life said...

Oh, they look so cute in their matching dresses!

Happy Valentine's day to you :)

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Your girls look adorable in those dresses! What a funny lady! Happy Valentine's Day Sandy. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Aww...they look adorable in those precious dresses. Hope your day was lovely.

Natalie Ockey said...

Those dresses are way cute. If I ever have a little girl, you'll have to let me use that pattern. I love the first picture of Baby Doll--obviously trying to cheese for the camera!

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