22 February 2010

Monkey Doll, Redux

Last week was school break in these parts. Sometime during the week, the girlie started asking if she could come to work with me, so I brought her in on Friday.

We had a lovely day - lunch out at a restaurant, movies on the office DVD player, ice cream on the train home, and in between, a trip to the mecca downstairs that is the costume shop. We went down to show them the fringe become doll hair, but then one thing led to another and she left with a bag full of ribbons and bits of trim and a tassel and two yards of pink silk damask and beads and baubles and "diamonds" and fabric flowers. And while we were wandering around collecting all of this joy, one of the stitchers whipped up a green tutu for the doll - just like that. Back upstairs, she spread everything out and proceeded to sew red bands on an arm and a leg, and a diagonal sash of pink flowers. She cracks me up.

Now we've got everything stashed away in a plastic tackle box, "my own sewing kit, Mama". Time to teach her to sew on buttons, methinks.

9 comments:

de said...

Ooh. I wanna come to work with you.

mayberry said...

That's excellent! My girl just learned to operate a sewing machine today, thanks to her Brownie troop (and no thanks to me, of course. I make my husband sew the buttons 'round here.)

painted maypole said...

can I come on the day de comes? it'll be a field trip!

how magic for M that you work in such a world. what memories you are building together!

Rima said...

The doll looks lovely! LOVE the green tutu.

I put together a "sewing box" full of fabric remnants and ribbon for my daughter last year so she could make clothing for her groovy girl doll. I think she was a little young for it then, but she's since learned how to sew at school, so I think it's time to bring the sewing supplies out again.

Kelly said...

Oh, great swag from the costume shop. I can't wait for Violet's fingers to be coordinated enough to sew. Right now, she just likes to steal my pins and leave them in places where I will step on them, or sit on them.

Life in Eden said...

Very cool. Love that they made her the tutu. I hope my girlie likes to learn such things, although I'm not a master seamstress.

Lady M said...

Ooooh, the costume shop! I would love to sneak in with you to visit too.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

The day sounds just lovely. And the doll is pretty darn cute.

lildb said...

that kinda shop sounds like the kind featured in the very best children's books.

i could easily live there for a few weeks.