What a fun day!!! I am sure we overstayed our welcome-- we didn't leave till about 9:30pm, with an hour to drive to get home! -- but we all had a WONDERFUL time!!
Not only did Erica teach me a few basics of sewing and guide me through making a super cute twirly skirt, she also had a day full of fun and activities planned for the kids!
In addition to playing with her kids she had cute little mummy hotdogs, carrot sticks and hot turkey sandwiches with bones imprinted on the top for lunch. For an afternoon snack the kids got to make pretzels, marshmallow mummies and fun drinks (I can't remember the name) that weren't actually drinks and so when the kids tried to drink them, nothing came out of the straw! So fun!
After dinner they all got to participate in a science experiment using the sense of taste. What a great excuse for pulling out a big jar of Jelly Belly's!!
Anyway, here are a few pictures of the twirly skirt:
I picked out the fabric on the left last month, and choose plain old white for the trim, but when Erica showed me the cute fabric on the right that she had some leftovers of, and I asked Twinkle Toes which she liked, she of course choose the flower print. It actually turned out really cute!
So what do you think? My lines are all horribly crooked, and I have a renewed appreciation for the awesome deals I can find at Gymboree... But, I think it turned out cute, and it was lots of fun to make, even if it did take all day! Also, it is a little bit big on Twinkle Toes, but I think it will fit her perfectly next summer, it's too cold to wear it now anyway.
Thank you Erica!!!