Friday, October 10, 2008

Sneak Peak


I know I should wait for Halloween to reveal Macy's costume so she can be presented in all of her made-up glory but I am just too proud of myself to wait. I finally got my sewing machine back from the repair shop today so I finished off the costume. She will be able to wear the dress to church afterwords and the pinafore will be cute for dress up clothes. I am pretty pleased with my imperfect but first dress making attempt. Macy loves to spin around and show off how cute she is to anyone who will admire her. I had a very difficult time getting a decent picture because I couldn't get her to stop jumping and twirling.

And our other big news:
Yesterday we went to Target. Yes, Target. Not such a big deal to you southerners but I have very anxiously been awaiting the store's Alaska entrance since we moved here and I didn't believe the day would come. The Grand Opening is actually Sunday but we learned that they had opened a few days early so we went over last night and discovered that half of Anchorage knew of the same early opening secret. It was crowded and crazy but worth the fight- which is saying a lot because those who know me well know I hate fighting through crowds. We got some food, socks for the girls and a winter had for me. I was very pleased with our excursion and I can't wait to go back. I just wish it wasn't all of the way across town.

11 comments:

Brittany Iverson said...

Wow! Hello Martha! Did you make the sleeves too? That's some tough stuff. Good job!

Chelsea said...

She Is So Adorable!!! you did such a nice job on the dress. i'll let you make me one if you want to.

Rebecca said...

that is awsome. I bought some fabric months and months ago with all sorts of plans of making my girls dresses, have I done it yet NO. But now you have inspired me. Congrats on the Target and all it intels.

Nancy said...

Very very cute!! Very very impressive Nichole. Not an easy pattern and it looks great. Macy is just too cute. You win the costume idea award too.

Linley and Austin said...

What a cute dress! Seriously, I am jealous! I'm thinking of asking for one for Christmas. Anyway, you did an awesome job :)

jayna said...

Seriously===here is my big fat validation of your efforts! Adorable!

Robert J said...

Nichole, the dress is adorable. I was just telling Amanda that when I had little children I spent some time sewing almost every day. I saved a lot of money and loved doing it. It is not as much as a savings any more, but it is still very fun. Good for you!!!
Vicki

Sam and Carmin said...

You're amazing, Nichole! Awesome job on the dress. I'll have to come over and watch Macey spin in it . . .

Ashley and Jeremy said...

seriously. so cute. last time i tried to sew i broke the machine...ask mom. I still never finished the quilt for my young women in excellence award

Lowders said...

You seem to have picked up the sewing skill without any problem. Very cute and so is little Mary! Love-Mom

Michelle Andrade said...

That's awesome - that's one thing that I wish I knew how to do. Someday maybe....after I retire!
It's so adorable@