January 8, 2008

First time for everything

I wrote this a while ago, but couldn't post because, well, it would ruin the surprise!

This is unrelated to adoption, my kids, or my family. Today I did something that I've never done before in my life. I accomplished a feat I never thought I'd do. And I actually have spent time thinking about doing it, but never thought myself capable of the task. I made a dress.
Yep, there you have it folks, I ACTUALLY MADE SOMETHING WORTHY OF WEARING. What could possibly warrant me taking on something so momentous? Calm down, folks, we didn't get a referral, my dear friend is having a sweet baby girl. Since this is her fourth child, and since she's standing on the precipice of 40--I thought she might deserve something extra special. Not that nearing 40 and having a fourth child (and doing so quite gracefully, if I do say so myself) isn't special enough!

I set out last night to start on this creation and I can't believe it, but I actually finished this cutie-patootie dress and a matching blanket. Though I have sewed before; I have NEVER, EVER put a zipper on anything. For a half-a-second I thought about plugging in the hot glue gun, but I took a deep breath and attached the zipper foot to the machine (after calling my mom to ask what a zipper foot is).

Viola, here is the culmination of my efforts...





Will I do this again? Oh dear, I don't know. I think, IF we get referred a baby girl that I could pass the time waiting for travel by sewing her sweet nothings to wear. Do I think that likely to happen? Not really, because I'll be running around like a chicken with her head cut off. And chickens are not well known for their sewing skills, especially when missing their heads.

3 comments:

Jen said...

Very nice. I am sure your friend will feel very special indeed to receive such a lovingly made gift!

Rob & Candy said...

Apryl, the dress is so adorable! You did a wonderful job.
Candy

Carpenters said...

Apryl, the dress is beautiful! I'm sure your friend will love it!

I laughed out loud about the chicken with her head cut off and after reading it to Gabe, he said "she's one funny mama." I agree.

With Love,
Penelope