I started with the dress I made last night, added the vest Eloise got for Christmas, made a gathered skirt & matching bandanna, and voila here is the finished product.
My hubby has been working on his router techniques (his mom got him a set of bits last Christmas) so he plans to build Eloise a wooden amoir to hang all of her doll clothes in when her next Birthday rolls around (shhh ...it's a secret.)
I'm not sure about Eloise, but I know I would love to still have some of the wooden things my Dad made for me (i.e. rocking horse, cradle, etc...)
I would also love to have just one of the many crafty things my Mom made for me in the wee hours of the night.
I always remember being so amazed when I was a child because I would go to sleep and when I woke up it was as if my mother could work magic in the night.
The whole house would be rearranged and spotless and there would be the best costume ever hanging on my door.
She could make a costume out of almost nothing!
My mother didn't have the money to buy things like patterns
and duct tape was her favorite tool.
Thanks Mom for teaching me how to be creative and persistent.
I LOVE YOU.
I hope Eloise has a few fond memories of her mommy working a bit of midnight magic too.