Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Replacement Silhouette

Well, that time of year has come again... to go through my daughter's dresser and purge clothing that is too small. This is always a painful process for both of us -- it's hard to part with such fun and special mommy-made or grandma-made clothing. But we did it tear-free this week!
Annaliese had 29 short sleeved applique shirts in her drawer. Crazy, right?? (Well, at least it was better than the situation two years ago.) I was able to convince her to retire 12 of the 29 shirts. (And all twelve were in that photo from two years ago, so they did have a good run!)
To ease the pain I showed her some blank shirts I had in my stash that we need to use, and told her I could easily replace the silhouette applique shirt she was sad to part with, because *I* had a design I wanted to use!!
Don't you love how perfectly this teal colored shirt matches her plaid shorts! What a fun surprise for us to discover. The black in the shorts made this shirt the perfect canvas for the Silhouette Girl from 8 Claws and a Paw (which I fell in love with right away and am finally putting to use). Annaliese picked the polka dots. I was aiming for a marbly black, but it is *her* shirt... so I said yes.
(Oh, FYI the necklace is not part of the 8CP design. I had created a necklace for the previous shirt, and just inserted it on this design, too.)
UGH. Every blog post that ends with a picture of one of my children makes me sigh and wonder, "how can she be this big???"

2 comments on "Replacement Silhouette"

gardentilly on July 25, 2012 at 10:28 PM said...

She is a young lady and she needs that many shirts. Hahahah! My daughter, when she was a baby had enough clothes to change twice a day and not wear the same thing for a month.

Tiffany on September 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM said...

I LOVE the polka dots! Your daughter has excellent taste -- they match beautifully with the retro feel of the design! (And the addition of the necklace is adorable.)





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