Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Pirate dress and a skateboard

Last night I got to experience one of the benefits of having less stuff. Thanks to her routine, Madeleine went to bed without a fuss. Matt was at still at work, and the house was clean!! I found myself with time alone that I could do whatever I wanted.  On the rare occasions that I get time like this, I usually work on my current on-going project. The project I've been working on for the last three or so months has been making Madeleine a quilt, but I was not feeling motivated.  Instead I started looking through my patterns and decided to make Madeleine a dress. 

(This is pretty amazing to me, because I don't think I was ever organized enough to find the pattern I wanted, let alone re-use it. I never was able to keep all the pieces together.)

By the time, Matt was home, I had finished it, and watch half the season two of Futurama. 

So presenting the pirate dress. 

This is the only good picture I could get of the dress. Madeleine was very excited about it this morning, but by the time I got my memory card, she was too busy with life to pose. She had found Matt's skateboard and wanted him to skateboard with her.

Here is the back of the dress. I only had a green zipper, but I think it adds a bit of personality.
 Matt and I both love how confident she is. She knows what she is capable of, and we usually can just sit back and watch her. It's amazing some of the things she can do. Today she was able to stand on the skateboard for a spit second.

I still have a closet or two to clean, but we've been making so much progress. My wardrobe is good to go, and we haven't had as many problems with laundry. The kitchen needs touch ups and the bathroom, but right now I love that we have time just to have fun.


  1. Wow, a very productive evening and time to relax, too! Adorable dress! Watch out, Tony Hawk.

    1. Thanks. I'm pretty happy with it. I want to see if I can find a little pirate helmet for her to go with it.