Wednesday, February 9, 2011


(For those coming from the sewing bee, dress details at the end of the post)

I often find myself overwhelmed. By fatigue, by happiness coming from deep inside, by memories I sometime wish I had forgotten. I let it change my mood from total joy to sorrow and pain. I happens a lot when I listen to tv, or read a book. I relate a lot to the persons, characters, and I'm very empathic.

Sometimes it gets to me so much I shake, or become nauseous, physical y don't feel well. I must say. I'm a very anxious person.

I don't really feel I will/want to change this level or sensibility. It's a huge part of who I am and defines how I'm interacting with people.

It renews my love for the sweet life I'm living, and reminds me how lucky I am to hold such reasons to be happy. (even if I my eyes blurry often)

"Oh! Look! Maman, Look! Maman made new dress for Mayann!"

I'm feeding on emotions, hopefully I have this very joyful, enthusiasm, curious little being with me, 24/7.

I'm in the process of purging, and this was a dress that was giving to me last summer. Since it wouldn't fit anytime soon, and Mariann was running out of polkadotness to wear, I've made some edits so she can wear it. I've cut one row of fabric and re-sew the top, only I've stripped out the "between boob" elastic and overlapped it to fit Mariann's waist. The thin strap. were bra-like. Instead of chopping all off I used the back ring to attach the criss-crossed straps (and I felt brilliant).
Oh, it felt good to sew something wearable (not that I don't like sewing dolls, in the contrary!)

Next step? sewing something for myself.


  1. I was admiring her sweet dress in yesterdays yarn along, thanks for sharing how you made it hers! I admire you for remaining true to who you are, sensitivity is a gift and should not be discarded.

  2. I look forward to seeing what you make for yourself, too!

  3. wow - that's awesome that you redid the dress for her! Great job - I'll have to look at my own warddrobe more often before taking things to the thriftshop.

    and yes - thankyou for sharing your heart - I agree that sensitivity and empathy, compassion are virtues and not something to be diminished or changed.

  4. That's a very sweet re-do. The dress looks wonderful on your daughter!

  5. I've got a whole pile of clothes that need to be "edited" so the girls can wear them this spring! love the polka dots!

  6. What a cute dress and your model, why she is a doll! Truly beautiful.

  7. Love the little dress, and am impressed you fashioned it out of an adult dress. I am not good at that type of thing.

    Thanks for stopping by and the encouragement. I think I will just do it.

    Blessings, Elizabeth


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