Sunday, August 20, 2017

Don't You Love Anne of Green Gables !

My son is here with Riley and Poppy . Every summer they have a get together or two with our other two little GD's who live in a city near by. This year I planned an Anne of Green Gables Sleepover.

 I made all the girls a simple sundress with pre-elasticated fabric to make things a little easier on myself.

All the girls wore braids in their hair and I painted freckles on their faces with a washable marker.
They all loved their dresses, too.

We live in the country and right beside our house is a hay field. Of course it was favorite place to play
and seemed the perfect place for our photo shoot.

After an afternoon at the beach, we all gathered in front of the TV and watched episode 1 of the original Anne of Green Gables series. The two older girls really loved it but the two little ones preferred going off by themselves to colour.

The girls and I have spent quite a bit of time in the sewing room  Both have made skirts and stuffies.Both girls enjoy being in Nana'a Happy Place and I think in the future, Poppy will be the one to take up the craft. Riley, not so much although she likes to play with fabric, buttons and trims.

 Both have made skirts and stuffies

We visited Fabricville one day and they both chose fabric and buttons, etc. This is what they came up with.

Riley chose disco fabric! And made a disco skirt. She also photo edited these shots !

Poppy chose a matte jersey of all things and this is what we came up wit, Riley pointed out that Poppy's dress looked like a Shirley Temple dress and I think she's right.

They each sewed another skirt but they didn't make it to the photo stage.

Jeff and girls left Sunday morning after many tears on Riley's and Nana's part. Poppy was missing Mummy so she wasn't quite so sad. Grampy Bob and I were very tired people for a couple of days but I very happily spent many hours in my sewing room all week and will have some fun things to show you next time.

I hope your summer is relaxing and that you are finding time to sew.

More later from


Enid said...

My goodness how you granddaughters have grown! I can see why they were unhappy leaving Grandma...what a fun and great learning experience they all had.

I remember that wonderful tired feeling after my grandsons left, and waiting for their next visit at the same time!

Looking forward to all those "fun" things coming up in your next posts!

Vicki said...

Such beautiful little girls. They will have memories that they will keep for ever.

Jane M said...

Just the sweetest post, Diana. What wonderful memories for all of you.

shams said...

What an ADORABLE party theme! Congrats on your wonderful grandkids!