Okay, so I read some blogs, and a few of them are Southern Gals. To me, Arkansas is the South. And Alabama. And Mississippi. Down that far yonder seems like another country to me! Even Tennessee seems like the Deep South! And Georgia?? Yeah. That region is so mystifying to me! I love how they talk down there. I love their home cookin'. I love their sense of tradition and their love of their families.
I've noticed too that they dress their kids and babies in certain ways, with lots of smocking and embroidery and monogramming and with nods to a more vintage era. Time was, I just thought monogrammed clothing was so....well, preppy and fussy and, oh, proper??
I think you can guess where I'm going with this post!!
I've given in!
I've changed my mind!
With the impending arrival of Pennie, I just can't stop thinking about something with her sweet initials on it!
Marsha, it's YOUR fault! The dollies you gave to my babies started my mind wandering....and so, I can blame my new craving on you! Ha.
I have something in my mind: a leopard or cheetah print corduroy jumper dress with a baby pink long sleeved onesie, and a baby pink ruffle around the bottom, and Pennie's monogram (PJG) on the bodice. Maybe some bows on the shoulders, or big buttons, with a matching pair of ruffled, longer bloomers that can be seen below the dress, maybe with a big heart on the tushie.....in a very small size, like 3-6 or 0-3 months. I think a matching head band would be delicious too. She is so special to us, so unique, that I really wanted to make that known in a tangible way.
The problem is, every site I've looked online, their dresses start at about $35.00!!!!! And that's for just the simple, pillowcase style, with no extras or frills. A two-piece set ran more along the lines of $50.00. Yikes.
And, I don't sew, so if I want such a cute creation, I'm kinda at the mercy of those prices.
It's overwhelming to see the large amount of online stores and sites that sell stuff like that. I stopped after the 5th site I went to, just tired of looking!
Do you have any particular sites you love?
I'm also thinking about my seamstress daughter making something like that for me. She sews with my dear mother in law and is actually very accomplished. I've asked her, and I think she's interested. She just has "sew many" things she wants to sew.......(forgive me for the corny pun).
I can see the cute dress set so clearly in my head.
I'll let you know what happens!
PS: Today begins the 30 day countdown to my due date! Excited. Scared. Totally can't wait to get my hands on her!