4.02.2008

feeling springy with a peacock skirt




Many random images for your viewing pleasure today. First, the chow mein noodle bird nest that my daughter brought home from preschool. This glue-laden piece of construction paper delights me in every way. Not only do I enjoy the occasional chow mein noodle for some crunch in a salad, I LOVE googly eyes, cotton balls and baby birds. And all of them together? Perfect!

Speaking of baby birds, here's a little skirt I made for my own baby bird. I wanted to make something with a bit of bustle in the back, a little like a busy peacock. My daughter likes wearing it because the waistband, pretty much flat in the front, is really comfortable. I love the idea of incorporating these old-fashioned themes in children's clothes.

I also wanted to say that it's been so fun having so many comments lately! We love hearing from everyone and without fail as we pop onto your blogs, Melissa and I are so amazed by the crazy amount of talent and creativity you women possess. (And, also, what nice people you all are). xo

35 comments:

little dresses said...

That little nest is just precious! Tell her I love it! What a sweet little gift.

Dawn Elizableth said...

The skirt matches the dress that's a few posts down. Love the baby bird nest. What a great idea. Is there a picture missing? There's a space before the writing starts.

melissa said...

A bustle is a happy element for a busy little girl skirt. I bet L. loves the skirt too. It looks very comfy and easy to put on. I would love a peacock skirt for myself, but it might not be fitted enough for Mr. B.'s taste!

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

I love that fabric! Cute as bustle skirt and nice as a dress.

Goolgly eyes, cotton balls and crunchy noodles, oh my!

Carrie said...

The skirt is so lovely!

Belinda said...

Another beautiful piece. You are both so inspiring!

Nanette said...

Bustles are the business! I get huge inspiration from this wonderful blog!

Belinda said...

Thank you for the visit and your kind words.

Cheers,

Belinda

pungsnotded said...

Two very cute things!

Mama Urchin said...

I'm dying over that noodle nest.

eBirdie said...

I love the combination of the fancy bustle with the slightly primitive design of the fabric. It works!!

lera said...

A bustle? You're killing me!!

(My little ones have brought home similarly-glued projects in the past and a younger sibling has eaten the food. Pretty yuck.)

Rach said...

Gorgeous skirt (again)! Is that the same fabric as you dress?

Jess said...

Wonderful!

Alexandra said...

cute skirt. now that nest i can copy! thanks for the fun craft doable for the uncrafty!

Nicole said...

Love them!!

That skirt is amazing. Really. Amazing!

heather said...

I own a skirt with a bustle, too!! I love wearing it when I want to feel a little more girly!

Poshyarns said...

I love bustle skirts, this one is gorgeous and the little nest is very sweet.

kennedy & friends said...

the little nest is so darling....humm and yummy too...lol! the skirt is so cute and twirly. i will attempt to make another skirt soon. i want somewhat of a patchwork look. we will see how it will look. have a great day!

kristin said...

Thanks for the great baby bird nest idea. Maybe I can actually use the bran cereal that has been languishing in the back of my pantry for decades!

elliebelle said...

Cute skirt - and I understand how you love googly eyes - they are just so much fun!

Cakies said...

I love that little nest, more so i love your little bird. She is quite adorable in her bustle skirt. your creations are always beautiful. you put me in the mood to so some sewing today!

Joslyn said...

the skirt is super cute...love it with the leotard (and love that she can wear it and match your dress;-)

Collins said...

I love the noodle bird nest. The skirt is so cute.

Lauren said...

Love the skirt - especially paired with the leotard!

ps - shout out to L. - love the birdies nest. very precise for a little one!

Stephanie said...

Did you by any chance take your inspiration from the last issue of Threads magazine? If not, you should check it out. A reader submitted a peacock inspired gown that's gorgeous.

Erica-Jane said...

Hi!

That little piece your sweety made for you is...well...amazing.
I just can't imagine that's all to come for me! (it's poo, girgles and cuddles at the moment, hee hee).
Gorgeous gowns as usual, I wouldn't expect anything else!
And what a beautiful,calm house...(decor wise).

Erica
xoxo

Bethany Hissong said...

I just love preschool art! Young children bring fun to art so easily :) Lynne, your skirt is so cute! I love that you think about everything... the bustle like a peacock, the waistband comfort, the places that it should be full vs. flat. I often wonder why that much thought doesn't go into half the adult clothes I buy! You are inspiring me to start sewing too. I've never done anything that would last more than one wear! But I really want to try a spring skirt too!

Kathy said...

I found your blog a few weeks back. Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

megan said...

I think that I am going to have to make one of those little nest with my little girl. It's just too cute! Love the skirt and all your sewing creations.

fine little day said...

Love that skirt, beautiful pattern, color and shape.

PutzFrau said...

Beautiful skirt. I love it.

cookie said...

i love the reversible fabric!
what a treasure the pic is.

Sabina said...

love that skirt!!

michellegiacobello said...

Oh Good grtief! That skirt is just perfect! Perfect fabric, perfect shape.......