So I'm still on vacation; or should I say, stay-cation. No primitive campsites, no pristine river water, no bugs and unfortunately, no room service. I'm actually enjoying my time at home with my littlest daughter. We've been hanging out at our neighborhood pool and playing on our trampoline. Okay, she's been playing on the trampoline. We even braved the heat and visited the zoo! It was so hot and we walked our feet off, but we got to see a few of her favorite animals, including all sorts of different monkeys and even a few lions!
Her favorite animal is the cheetah, but for some unknown reason, they weren't out, so the next best animal was the leopard. If you look hard, you can see him lying down under that tree. She drew her interpretation of the leopard after we got home. Did you know that leopards have brown spots within their black spots and cheetahs just have black spots? Now you know!
In this, my last week of my stay-cation, I've made a few summer pretties for my youngest. I made a simple halter using McCall's Easy Stitch and Save #5562. Note to self: Remember you hate doing ruffles. Pick another view next time.
I made View B, the ruffled top. It turned out pretty cute, but the ruffle was a pain. I figured making the ruffle would be less of a pain than sewing the bias tape on the bottom for View C. I may have chosen unwisely. Anyway, it's done and Charlotte loves it!
I've also made this halter type dress during my time off. She actually wore this dress on the zoo trip, which was perfect since it was so hot. I made two of these dresses. One for Charlotte and the other for her friend, Halle. They were little twins at the zoo!
I hear the pool calling! Tootles friends!