Monday, January 24, 2011

Rhyme it

Tilly's school are celebrating Book Week once again, it really doesn't seem like a year since this last came around.

This year's theme was Nursery Rhymes or just clothes that rhyme. Tilly set her heart on Little Bo Peep and naturally I waited until the last possible moment before attempting to pull together a costume. But we managed it with the aid of some old pillowcases and the rather fabulous Angry Chicken Bonnet Pattern.

I did so love sewing the bonnet, it very much satisfies that whole Little House in the Prairie side of me. The pattern is graded up to adult and I am trying to stop myself but it may be hopeless, I am pretty sure that The Technical Advisor may come home one day this week to find me in the kitchen wearing a bonnet and a pinafore, and not in a saucy sort of way. Which reminds me, think twice before Googling Little Bo Peep.....


Blogger Bethany Hissong said...

Ha! Very cute!!! I know what you mean about embracing the Little House side... if only I could be Caroline and wear big swishy skirts and cute bonnets. Your daughter is always gorgeous!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:01:00 am  
Blogger Shelley in SC said...

One side of me is ooh-ing and aah-ing over this absolutely adorable costume. The other side is splitting with laughter over the visions of what could come up when googling LBP. I don't want to know. Please post a picture when you take to wearing the bonnet : ).

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:01:00 am  
Anonymous kim said...

OMG! I was reading your post to MY Technical Advisor, and we both laughed out loud. Of course, he now wants me to Google "Bo Peep." Love Tilly in all assorted costumery. She is a natural model

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:29:00 am  
Blogger Cyb√®le said...

Was laughing out loud at you getting dressed up in a bonnet - I know what you mean - I wish I could get dressed like the people in Little House on the Prairie. I've read the entire series several times over and still enjoy it.
Tilly looks lovely in that 'cobbled together' costume!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:07:00 pm  
Blogger Claire said...

Aww cute :) I'm a suffolk blogger too.. it's a small world, this blog world.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:20:00 pm  
Blogger kristina said...

Oh I've been wanting to make that bonnet pattern ever since Amy first published it! But just can't think where I'd wear it. Perhaps we need to organize some sort of event at the allotments...hmmm!

K x

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:46:00 pm  
Blogger Linda said...

Oh that is so cute!I bet she will be one of the best dressed! So funny imagining you in a bonnet going about your day, maybe it would set a new trend!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 2:14:00 pm  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

That's just adorable -- how clever you are! And funny too -- your saucy Bo Peep comments made me laugh!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 2:31:00 pm  
Anonymous Suzy said...

Sooo cute! and that beautiful sugar city dress again. I wished they had that pattern for women too...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:36:00 pm  
Blogger Amaranthine said...

I'm laughing about the Google search - a colleague of mine was recently invited to a James Bond party and made this elementary mistake of typing "Pussy Galore" into the search engine!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 9:26:00 am  
Anonymous sweetmyrtle said...

your last comment made me giggle. the costume is lovely and your sweet girl looks adorable. i once made a bonnet at college, very jane austen! it wasn't made for me but i loved putting it on and so understand your Little House desires.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:22:00 pm  
Blogger ayearabovetheshop said...

She looks fabulous! I am sure she won't lose her sheep either.

Thursday, January 27, 2011 4:06:00 pm  

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