Do you see my sweetest Olivia bunny there in the photo? She is the one in the center with her head turned to the left. The bunnies were helping Snow White clean the dwarves' cottage and Olivia is helping make the bed.
And here she is after the show with her beautiful friend Maya. And then with me after the show, after the bunny ears and makeup have been discarded. Then yesterday Olivia and I spent the day in our PJs. The best part---We watched old home movies! Ohhh, to see her, hear her as a baby, those sweet laughs. To see her dancing as a toddler made me teary and more than a little clingy. The days are precious and quickly lost and sometimes I am more aware of this than others.
Later in the day we cuddled and read and made a ballet bag together.
She chose the image and then we scanned it. I added a touch of pink in Photoshop. The image was printed onto t-shirt transfer paper and then ironed onto a scrap of muslin. Olivia helped with the measuring and cutting. I sewed the bag. Thank goodness for seam rippers is all I can say. My first bag and maybe my last! :) The directions for the bag were terribly hard for me, a beginner sewer, to follow. Who even knows if I did the lining the correct way but the bag is in one piece and Olivia is pleased. She chose the jewels and their placement.
So, now today should be back to the routine. I am carving out some time tonight to visit blogs and catch up with all of you. I apologize for the absense. :)
Wishing you all a wonderful creative day!
p.s. Olivia loved the painting from the last post. She noticed it immediately and ohhed and ahhed and gave me hugs and kisses galore! I am itching to paint another ballerina!