The Sixth of July was Granddaughter Emmy’s eighth birthday. In the afternoon, I received a text message from her mother with the two photos shown here. An already happy day was now over the top. Emmy’s American Girl doll, abandoned under her bed in favor of “Rosabell the Build-a-Bear,” had gone to the American Girl salon to have her hair done. I had hoped this might happen. In fact, when I visited Emmy and family last summer, Emmy pointed to a pattern for a ball gown and whispered, “This is a very pretty dress,” and I resolved that if the doll ever came out from under the bed, I would make fancy dresses.
|Emmy (right) & friend have dolls alike|
So, as we packed our provisions for the trip back to the farm, I quickly grabbed the fabric storage bin marked “dressy.” Yesterday I added a category to my Pinterest boards – “Cinderella's Ball Gowns” – and began saving ideas. Today I’m at work making one idea into a reality. KW