A good friend of mine is currently in Ethiopia...meeting her brand new daughter for the very first time. It's been an amazing journey to follow. I am so happy for the both of them, and rest of her family (three boys and a girl already), and wish them luck in the coming days of adjustment. :)
I decided I needed to make my friend a baby outfit, for her new baby. I picked out my favorite Ottobre outfit, Ottobre 2/2005 design 11, as usual (I know, it's getting boring how often I make it, but it's SO CUTE! lol), and then altered and adjusted, as usual. The pants are from Girly Style Wardrobe, I think, somewhere, and then I altered them to work for what I wanted. (The pic is not spectacular, sorry...I forgot to take it before I gave it to her, and then had to quickly toss it down and snap one before I forgot, and she took it home with her.)
I had a bunch of different girly prints strewn around my sewing room, trying to find the perfect print for the perfect gift, and then finally, I had this lightweight, crinkly solid white fabric, that I couldn't stop picturing against beautiful Ethiopian skin. I had to do it.
My favorite part, though...I got this grab bag ages ago, that included all these scrapbooking ribbons...I found one I just had to use. I tested it out for durability and color wear, and it seems to hold up. I certainly hope it will. But, you can see why I just thought it was absolutely perfect for her:
Happy life together, Heather and Gabby and family. :)