Almost 12

Ella will be 12 in less than two weeks – I have a hard time wraping my head around that number still!

Anyway, she has a violin concert at school this week, and requested a purple skirt.

Nothing too busy, she said, and was immediately drawn to my Kona stash.

45 minutes later we had a skirt, and a compromise – I had to add a little print.

She’s happy, and it was a fast project!

Both make me a happy mom.

– Amy

Fabrics: Kona, Thistle, Amy Butler Lark, Floral Couture

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:24+00:00 May 1st, 2012|finished project, My kids, sewing|13 Comments


  1. Mary Ann May 1, 2012 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Lovely color! Spring is always so busy with end of the year projects and performances, Ella looks very stylish fer hers!

  2. Cindy Sharp May 1, 2012 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Don’t blink. She will be in high school before you know it.

    Great out fit.

  3. Amy May 1, 2012 at 6:53 am - Reply

    I think the trim completes the skirt :) I am sewing a dress for dd’s cello recital right now too. Hugs!

  4. Jacque May 1, 2012 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Love the skirt – the trim is perfect!

  5. randi May 1, 2012 at 7:27 am - Reply

    What a sweet little skirt!

  6. sandyb720 May 1, 2012 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Oh such a pretty skirt! Almost 12 – time goes so fast. My youngest is almost 25 and my oldest is almost 30. Those words are hard to say. I remember the almost 12. I now have a 18 month old grandson from the almost 30 year old, so it is kinda like starting all over:) BUT this time it is a boy and not girls.

    Great skirt and Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!!!

  7. Beth May 1, 2012 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Adorable! I love that you 2 were able to compromise :)
    My oldest will be 12 in June, I completely relate to how you feel. Sometimes I look around and wonder how it all went by so fast. Hope your day is joyful. Smiles~Beth

  8. Jill of Apple Avenue Quilts May 1, 2012 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Lovely skirt and I’m sure it means even more because Mom made it. Don’t let 12 even phase you…my oldest turns 39 this year. How can I possibly be old enough to have a son turn 39!

  9. Queenie Believe May 1, 2012 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Yay for happy mother and daughter!
    Early happy birthday!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  10. Linda Hall May 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Hooray for Ella! Maybe she can take up quilting, and we can both be Quilting Violinists!

  11. Janine May 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Mine will be 12 in two weeks too! Her piano recital was last weekend. They’re like two peas in a pod! Mine gets to sit in the front seat of the car when she turns 12, so she is really excited to not be “banished”to the back seat anymore!

  12. Michele May 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Just lovely. So befitting the season.

  13. Kate Brown May 2, 2012 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    They grow up so very fast, you just blink! Tell Ella happy birthday :)

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