Almost 12

Posted on May 1st, by Amy in finished project, My kids, sewing. 13 comments

Ella will be 12 in less than two weeks – I have a hard time wraping my head around that number still!

Anyway, she has a violin concert at school this week, and requested a purple skirt.

Nothing too busy, she said, and was immediately drawn to my Kona stash.

45 minutes later we had a skirt, and a compromise – I had to add a little print.

She’s happy, and it was a fast project!

Both make me a happy mom.

– Amy

Fabrics: Kona, Thistle, Amy Butler Lark, Floral Couture

13 thoughts on “Almost 12

  1. 1
    Mary Ann says:

    Lovely color! Spring is always so busy with end of the year projects and performances, Ella looks very stylish fer hers!

  2. 2
    Cindy Sharp says:

    Don’t blink. She will be in high school before you know it.

    Great out fit.

  3. 3
    Amy says:

    I think the trim completes the skirt :) I am sewing a dress for dd’s cello recital right now too. Hugs!

  4. 4
    Jacque says:

    Love the skirt – the trim is perfect!

  5. 5
    randi says:

    What a sweet little skirt!

  6. 6
    sandyb720 says:

    Oh such a pretty skirt! Almost 12 – time goes so fast. My youngest is almost 25 and my oldest is almost 30. Those words are hard to say. I remember the almost 12. I now have a 18 month old grandson from the almost 30 year old, so it is kinda like starting all over:) BUT this time it is a boy and not girls.

    Great skirt and Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!!!

  7. 7
    Beth says:

    Adorable! I love that you 2 were able to compromise :)
    My oldest will be 12 in June, I completely relate to how you feel. Sometimes I look around and wonder how it all went by so fast. Hope your day is joyful. Smiles~Beth

  8. 8

    Lovely skirt and I’m sure it means even more because Mom made it. Don’t let 12 even phase you…my oldest turns 39 this year. How can I possibly be old enough to have a son turn 39!

  9. 9

    Yay for happy mother and daughter!
    Early happy birthday!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  10. 10
    Linda Hall says:

    Hooray for Ella! Maybe she can take up quilting, and we can both be Quilting Violinists!

  11. 11
    Janine says:

    Mine will be 12 in two weeks too! Her piano recital was last weekend. They’re like two peas in a pod! Mine gets to sit in the front seat of the car when she turns 12, so she is really excited to not be “banished”to the back seat anymore!

  12. 12
    Michele says:

    Just lovely. So befitting the season.

  13. 13
    Kate Brown says:

    They grow up so very fast, you just blink! Tell Ella happy birthday :)

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