See this lovely little vintage dress? This lovely navy dress? Apparently it is actually BLACK and that is why miss Liongirl has refused to wear it for the nine months it has been hanging in her wardrobe. In fact , she not only wrinkled her little button nose up in disgust when I pointed it out, she was adamant that we should just get rid of it, because it is just too black.
I tried to educate her in the subtle differences in colour hues. It was an epic fail, and she remained adamant. Nope, it was not navy, it was black. Definitely not dark blue either. Black, black, black and going, going going. So I did what any self respecting mother would do when faced with an irrational and deluded foe.
Bribery and corruption. In the form of a pink lollipop.
If indeed this lovely dress was destined for the non wearable pile, then we were at least going to get a few pictures. So, I could raise this issue again, say at her 21st birthday. Or any time in future when she plans to wear black. Or navy.
It also explains why I had a little trouble getting her to wear that lovely new green dress that I lovingly sewed her last week. Because it has BLACK sleeves and trim. No wonder the guinea pinny pocket wasn't met with the rampant enthusiasm I was expecting.
Amazing what you can achieve with some sugar on a stick. Guinea has been upgraded to Sasha, the crochet pig who likes to ride in a front pouch. And despite that BLACK trim, the dress stayed on all day.
While we found a dead stick, and did some felt decorating.
Speaking of giveaways, the official draw was finalised by the grubby paws of miss Liongirl late this afternoon, under the stern eye of Roboboy.
The winner of prize 1 (vintage sheet fat quarters) is Sammi.
The winner of prize 2 ( book & tray) is Malea.
and the winner of prize 3 ( wallpaper and scraps) is
Yes, that is you Annie from Artistica Domestica!
So girls, contact me via email ( I have added up at the top right of the blog) and leave your details and addresses and I will post those goodies off pronto.
And welcome to some new followers and some lurkers who finally popped in to introduce themselves and say hello. For the rest of the gang who read my little blog, I have decided to do another vintage sheet giveaway soon but there will be a catch with this one......... Will keep you posted but probably around the New Year.