Monday, March 23, 2009

a bride on a budget

My four year old just came up to me with a monster-sized wad of toilet paper and said, "Make this into a wedding dress." Does she not realize that I have been working on her quilt since about the time we moved into this house and that was two years ago and it still sits sadly by my sewing machine? Now she wants me to make her a dress??

So that I wouldn't disappoint my daughter I went to work to make her a little wedding dress. How long did it last? Only about a minute...that darn two ply wasn't strong enough after all. I decided to give it a go with my Brawny paper towels and that did the trick! With just half of a roll of paper towels and some tape I had one happy little girl.

Some brides want yards of taffeta and lace and silk. Mine is happy with two-ply Brawny. I must say...it will come in quite handy for messy spills at lunch time. I took some pictures ( I couldn't make the dress and not take pictures, right? I've got to scrapbook this one!!!)and will post those later on. Aimee is tired of waiting for her lunch because of my kooky shenanigans. But, I am cool again to my four year old who just yesterday said she wasn't going to talk to me anymore.

Ok, here are some pictures of her beautiful gown. She asked me, "Didn't I look beautiful as a wedding girl?" She sure did. I am glad we took some pictures because not even 5 minutes later she was ripping the thing off.



Oh, and another side note...we had spaghetti for lunch which the girls had too much fun throwing on the floor, so we used the paper towels (yes, we recycled!) to clean up the mess.

Have a great day!

11 comments:

Dee said...

don't ya just love little girls :)

Jess said...

ha! That's so cute Becky!

Paper Memories said...

Absolutely adorable!!!

Elisabeth said...

OMGosh how cute...and you even had the perfect flower arrangement for the pic!

Michelle said...

how sweet!!! and I love the floral arrangement pix, too!!!

AbbieTorroll said...

aw how fun!! so cute! you did a great job! I think you have a future in the wedding dress industry:)

AuntieEm said...

That is so cool!!!

DoubleL said...

Soooo cute!

Kristii said...

That is Awesome!!! You are a way cool mom!!! What a cutie she is!!! This will make an awesome layout!! I can't wait to see!!!

mustangkayla said...

How cute! Fabulous job on that dress! :)

zenita said...

This is so funny. Nothing like this ever happens around here..Do you think it's because I have 5 boys instead of girls?...lol

Zenita