Sophie’s Skirt

Did I ever post about Sophie’s skirt? I don’t think I did.

About a year and a half ago (maybe two years?) Sophie drew a picture of a princess. My mom saw it, asked to borrow it, sent it to Spoonflower and presto, Sophie became a fabric designer.

Then, summer of last year, she and my mom got to work.

Sophie admired her work …

and then posed for a picture. (Gosh she looks so young! I can’t believe this was only a year ago.)

My mom made a matching skirt for Colleen, which they wore together during a weekend visit to North Carolina.

“Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that – one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

Shabby Apple Giveaway!

This isn’t the first time I’ve been asked to host a giveaway or write a review. I’ve always declined, though, because the products didn’t seem fitting. But when Shabby Apple, a lovely site that offers a modern take on vintage clothing, asked if I wanted to give away a dress or skirt to one of my readers, I said yes. I thought it would be a nice way to say thank you for reading and commenting all these years—plus, I’d love to own something from Shabby Apple and so I thought you would, too. Please note: I’m not receiving product or compensation for this post—I simply thought a giveaway would be fun.

To enter, please click on the links below and tell me via a comment directly on this blog which item is your favorite. The giveaway will close Friday, June 7 at noon EST. I’ll write all your names on little slips of paper and let the kids choose one from out of a hat, and I’ll post the winner no later than midnight.

Good luck!

Please choose from the following:
Heart of Me
Grand National
Cut the Cake
At last
My vow to you
Maid of honor
Together forever
Ever after
Save the date
Moon River
Ski Bop
Andes Skirt
Jetty Skirt
Boogie Woogie
Marigold Skirt
Lime Ricki Skirt
Hully Gully Skirt
Newcomb Skirt
At First Sight
Picnic Park Skirt

“Just around the corner in every woman’s mind—is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her.” —Wilhela Cushman