Friday, May 23, 2008

Green Gingham Girls

My niece, Olivia, thinks that nearly everything she has comes from 'ra (me). And the truth is, she is the same size as Spenser so she never gets any hand-me-downs from us. With this in mind, and my love of matchiness, I decided that she and Spenser needed matching dresses. Matching green gingham dresses. And maybe matching bloomers in the near future...

The dresses are both size three (even though the one on the right looks shorter, it's just blowing in the breeze) and I think they are going to look adorable together. Since Spenser's chance of having a sister are zero to none, Olivia is probably the closest she's ever gonna get.

(Oh, Carter ended up running the mile yesterday and Taylor ran the 800 meter. It was a long but fun day. We spent six hours in the cold, very windy, damp weather. By 2:30 p.m., I was done. More so than Spenser and Sawyer. And my back is not good today from all that standing and unsupported sitting and carrying kids and bags. I start physical therapy on Wednesday. Thank goodness.)

Edited to add: The tags in the dresses are iron-on from here. (I think.)

21 comments:

Gail :) said...

I LOVE gingham! They are so cute and summery! Lots of runners in the family, how did they fare? Thereapy is wonderful!

Gail :) said...

I meant therapy ;)

Little Munchkins said...

Matchy matchy, my favourite. I think you should make one for yourself too :)

Your poor back, hope you feel better soon.

beki said...

So cute! I love gingham. I recently bought some lavender gingham to make something for Ava.

Karyn said...

Those dresses are so sweet, the girls will look so adorable!

And, sorry about your back! Let's hope the therapy helps.

nikko said...

Sorry about your back! Hope that the physical therapy helps you out. Those matchy-matchy gingham dresses are so cute! You're making me get all itchy for my sewing machine, LOL.

Katie Jean said...

so cute :)

I hope you're back starts feeling better soon!

Shannon said...

Adorable! I have twin 2 year olds and have to make two of everything. I just love the matching too. At least for now, while they are still small.

I hope you feel better soon!

Emily said...

Nice green gingham! But do take care of your back!

miss chris said...

Adorable! They'll look so cute together. :)

Sorry about your back! Back pain is the worst. Take it easy today.

And go, Carter, go!!!

utmommy said...

Very cute! My girls LOVE to match!

amandajean said...

oh, how cute. I *heart* gingham.

Tonya said...

Those dresses are adorable. Be sure to share pictures of them dressed up together : )

laeroport said...

Like the doublemint gum twins. So cute. Have a very wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

I was thinking of you and your Joe earlier. We just got back from our friend Joe's welcome home ceremony. He was deployed for a year - in Iraq for 9 months. I held back the tears until I was saying "thank you" to the freedom guard outside. Then they just came out. Such a fitting start to memorial day.

So thank your Joe, again, from me.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Sooo cute!! Is that a stamp with your "handmade by Lera" printed on it? Or a tag? If it's a stamp, cam you tell me where you ordered it and how it works (fabric ink I assume)?

Gail :) said...

I love the way you tagged your garments! So cute. I just noticed because of the previous comment. Please do tell your secrets ;)

Melanie said...

What pretty dresses perfect for picnicing in. I hope your weather improves and your back.

Anonymous said...

I feel like we never talk anymore. I miss being visited by you.
:(BWW

Mirre said...

Very sweet!
Will you post a photo of both girls wearing them?

cici said...

cute! yes, make the matching bloomers!

TinkerBlue said...

The dresses are adorable. I'm sure they will look even cuter on.

Hope the therapy helps.