Monday, May 24, 2010

Victoria Day

Happy Victoria Day everyone! I hope everyone in Canada had a wonderful long weekend. Today the weather was just perfect. Sunny and hot with a nice breeze. We sat out on the deck under our umbrella for an hour or so, visiting with my dad. So nice to just relax with family. We did have other visitors today. These ones are staying until Wednesday evening. This is what happens when you encourage your daughter to be a veterinarian!
Baby Raccoons!

Unfortunately the pics turned out dark and a little fuzzy. I will get better ones tomorrow while she is feeding them. I must have looked a sight, I had to crawl half in the dog crate to take these pics. I'm sure the neighbours were impressed. I was on the front porch! My daughter is caring for them for two days, while the vet who usually has them is out of town. There are four of them, and  they need to be fed with a syringe every three hours.  We have to wear leather gloves to feed them, they have very sharp claws and like to hold on while you feed them.  My poor dogs can't understand why they can't play with them! It will be a very interesting couple of days!

Remember when I showed you this picture?

I finally got around to working on it.

Sometimes you just want to have ruffles!

It looks a little crooked on the hanger, but it isn't. The bum ruffles aren't quite as straight as I intended, but all in all, I'm pretty pleased with it. I have to finish the back bodice buttons and buttonholes, but other than that, it is finished. Now all I have to do is find someone it fits!     Anne

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  1. That is adorable! I love the ruffle bloomers! I love the way that back opens up to show the bloomers! Did you use a pattern? I'd love to make one of these for my little one.


  2. This dress is absolutely adorable!!! I LOVE the ruffles!!!

  3. Oh my goodness....I adore the ruffles!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  4. So glad to connect with you. I am always looking for Canadian bloggers who sew. If you know any that I should check out, please let me know!. I love the watermelon fabric you chose for this project and I look forward to exploring your slice of life with a cup of tea.

  5. Hello, I found you through Blue Cricket Design. I love this, anyone would be lucky to have this in their closet


  6. Very cute. I love little ruffle bums.

  7. Please post a tutorial! That is adorable!

  8. Adorable! I love the back!

  9. Super Cute!
    Thanks for sharing, this week, @ Anything Related!

  10. Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays. I love the material and the ruffles are to die for. I’ll be featuring you this week. Feel free to grab my featured button under the “buttons” category in my menu bar. Have a great week!

  11. We had a pet raccoon growing up. He was an abandoned orphan. Very smart and very affectionate.

    The dress is darling! I love the ruffles. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday!

  12. How pretty! Thank you so much for linking up to our Fabulous Friday party. Please add a link back or grab out button to attach to this post as I'd love this pretty post to be able to stay up. Thank you again & hope to see you back next Friday!
    Heather @
    PS The raccoon babies are presh! :)

  13. I love the dress! This is just what I have been dreaming up for my daughter to wear for her first birthday! Care to share what pattern you used?

    And great raccoon shots!!!

  14. oh but I would have loved to have had baby racoons to care for before I had kids! I always wanted to be a vet - and then right at the end decided I didn't want to spend all that time in school...
    now my daughter does!

    and look at that dress! what pattern did you use? it is darling. I love the ruffles on the panty liner!!!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday-

  15. Cute baby raccoons! The dress and bloomers are just adorable. Well done!

  16. I'd like to know what pattern you used too. Loved to make a similar one up for my granddaughter.