My friends are having a baby, hooray! A Canadian baby no less, even though neither are Canadian. I wanted to help the baby understand the flora and forna of its birth land so I hunted for some appropriate material, I think I found just the thing...
Moose and bears, that pretty much sums it up doesn't it (I don't know a lot about Canada).
Now both I and her parents (and most other people I know) are not terribly keen on the gender stereotyping that begins from birth. So I have tried to stay away from the typical blues and pinks in my sewing as well as trains and cars for boys and princesses and fairies for girls. I know inevitably that these things will arrive in their lives but I want to be the one who gives them alternatives, the world has such a wealth of exciting things that it seems such a shame to limit children so severely from the very start.
So here it is, a green dress, with animals, without bows in their hair or bears wearing tutus or driving trains or other such bizarre things. I hope they like it, I know I do, I love the owl the most.
(it was a bit windy when I was taking the photos)
(the white house is obscured by the dress, but it is there)
There is one other thing I would like to mention about this dress, when I started sewing the hem it came out like this.
Sometimes it does that, I am trying to work out whether it is the way the bobbin is wound or the way the cotton spool is wound. When I changed to yellow thread it was fine.
Any idea how to stop that from happening?
lots of love