2.14.2011

valentine's day and a little dress

Hi there friends. We had a really sweet Valentine's Day around here. I had a long weekend of working night shifts, so I spent part of the day snoozing (including a little afternoon nap spooning with our baby boy on the couch. xo.) We're just wrapping up a double date with Jeff's sis and her hubs, watching Top Gun. (The only thing better than watching Top Gun, is watching it on Valentine's Day and blogging simultaneously. T.G. is one of those super special movies for us. Get this: I gave Jeff a copy of it on VHS as a heart-day gift 10 years ago today. We've been together for 10 years already, how is that possible!?) Anyway, tonight Jeff and his sister Jenny made salmon, spinach-artichoke dip, and salad with beets and goat cheese for dinner. Plus we enjoyed chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert! I really can't think of a better way to celebrate. Isn't it funny how food tastes 10x better when someone else cooks it?Just wanted to share pics of this little girl dress I sewed for baby Harper last weekend. I got to meet and snuggle with her for a little bit last week, while chatting with her lovely mama. This is the first dress I've ever made and it wasn't too time consuming at all. (The pattern is from this book!) Now that I've got it down, I can't wait to start on a second one for our new baby niece.

P.S. Exciting news: Graham used (I mean seriously, for real used) his potty chair for the first time tonight!

P.S.S. Stay tuned for a super-fabulous giveaway this week.

11 comments:

bethany said...

I'm usually not keen on girl's clothes, but this one changed my mind. Truly adorable.

Ten years?! Oh my! Happy ten-year-Top-Gunniversary! :)

Melinda said...

Aww - such a pretty dress! And it sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! So did I! :) BTW: Congrats to Graham!! Yay buddy! Isn't it awesome that we go crazy and almost want to have a party when our little ones do things like that? lol. ;)

Allison said...

These little dresses are beyond adorable! The flower is such a sweet touch.

A Serenade for Solitude said...

I love this dress! You did such a great job and I love each of the fabrics. May I ask where you found the pattern?

Thanks, Cassie

Cottage Mommy said...

Sounds like a fun V-day! What gets better than Top Gun and good food? Not much I say! And that dress! You've got skills...but we already knew that! Love the fabric you used...so cheery! What a lucky, lucky baby girl!

luke said...

Love the dress!!! Where did the pattern come from. You reference a book, but there was no link.

Emily said...

Ok so first off, I am now starving after hearing about your menu.

and secondly, that dress is adorable. Love it!

swell.life said...

thanks for saying such sweet things! sorry i forgot to link to the pattern. it's from anna marie horner's new book handmade beginnings:

http://store.annamariahorner.com/seamstome1.html

emily-kallista said...

A beautiful job on this little dress! just so sweet... little girl's dresses are just so much fun!

Sharon said...

I love the dress-your fabric choices are fabulous!

Amanda said...

What a sweet little dress! I hope you're able to see her soon!

I can't believe you and J have been together for that long! It doesn't seem possible--you two aren't old enough! :)