Barefoot Ballerinas

The ballerina skirts I picked up last week were a huge hit.

I wasn’t sure how Jac would like hers, 

since some tulle can be scratchy, 

but it didn’t bother her at all.

Our outdoor photo shoot 

started with 'who can keep up with Jac'

but she eventually figured out it was more fun

to hang out with the big girls.

Or not . . .

The skirts are surprisingly well made, and fully lined (not scratchy!), so I’m hoping the girls will get lots of use from them. Not bad for 70% off sale rack specials!



Nail polish

plus water

and tiny pumpkins 

equals an afternoon of crafty fun.

Notes for next time: 

First, open ALL the windows

and break out the disposable gloves. 

Unless you like your fingers the same color(s) as your pumpkins. 

Not a good look, trust me.


One Little Ruler

Grandma went to the store for one little quilting ruler - to finish this project* -

and came out with three ballerina skirts 

- including a teeny tiny one for Jac -

and no ruler. Oops. But really - what grandma could say "no" to a 70% off sale on pure happiness???

* Fabric is "Fancy" by Moda. Missouri Star quilt tutorial is here.


Killin' Time

Killing time . . .

waiting for grandma to get her hair cut . . .

so we can go to the pumpkin patch . . .

It's a hardship . . .

but someone has to do it.

So glad

these guys

 Tongue out for increased concentration.

were willing

to take one for the team.


Pumpkin Patch Protocol

Our rule on pumpkins is "if you can lift it, you can have it".

The big girls usually try for the largest melons they can find - 

although some years they think small is better.

Jac was a bit slow getting into the swing of things,

- this was, after all, her first walk in the patch -

but once she figured out she could play in the dirt

and pick up (almost) anything she wanted, 

she was off and running. 

The winds and heat 

are supposed to come back tomorrow 

so I'm glad we had a chance 

to go punkin' huntin' today.

Now we just need to figure out 

whether to carve

or paint our treasures this year.

Word Of The Day

Jaclyn's not a big talker (yet). 

She'll say "dada", "cat" and "ruff ruff" on request - and occasionally "mama" makes an appearance - 

but Monday, when we got out the bubble wand, we discovered another word she knows …


And "wow wow wow". 

I think she liked them.