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My motto: It's not the wrong way; just a different way... This blog tracks my chaotic life as a mum of six wonderful children and one gorgeous granddaughter, my addiction to knitting and all things crafty, oh, and life with The Viking...

Saturday, 14 May 2011

A Swirly Girly party dress

A post by Little Grandma

I am relieved to say that I am very pleased with the final outcome of this dress. These past few days, I have been busy 'trying' to make dresses ready for a photo shoot next wednesday. Thursday morning, amidst total chaos, I wondered whether I could possibly achieve anything at all...other than a few snot smeared scraps and an unravelled hat...

 I was going through the usual morning stuff; wrestling Little Uncles into their underpants, wiping bums, trying to convince Teenage Daughter that revision for exams IS necessary etc...
 Anyway, eventually we were ready to leave the house. I loosely use the term 'ready' as I still looked like Jon Bon Jovi in the late 80's and hadn't brushed my teeth!
 However, just as I was standing in the doorway with Belle, she gagged on a fig roll. Ironically, I had given her the fig roll to keep her 'quiet' whilst I tried to locate two matching shoes for the Littlest Uncle. Nevermind, the gagging episode resulted in a fairly neat biscuit sized blob on the floor just near the front door, nowhere else, so I left it there to deal with later.... it wasn't until I was driving home that I thought about the postman...
Anyway, after the poor Littlest Uncle scraped his knee on the road next to the car, I set about dropping them off; Teenage Daughter at college, Littlest Uncle and Belle at preschool. I said goodbye to the little ones, feeling a tad guilty as 'the knee' was still bleeding, drove home, cleaned up 'the blob', and set to work on the dress


  1. Sounds like you had a bit of a morning ha ha! The dress looks fab though!!

  2. well done. The morning mayhem only furnaced your creativity. Go with it, i'm sure it did

  3. this dress is adorable!!