First stages of a skirt from this book. Considering stitching the entire thing by hand (resting, meditating, creating in the quiet).
The pattern is wonderful, and seems to drape so nicely around the body. I am deeply in love……
I bought this book for my conventional son – who is thrilled by extremes, but won’t go there himself.
I bought this book for my unconventional daughter, who laps up anything colourful and is madly eccentric in her own ways.
I bought this book for myself – remembering how much fun it was as a kid and because I am in love – still with Lauren Child’s amazing illustrations and her fantastic integration of clashing patterns.
Matteo and I are reading this together. It’s special time between us. He giggles, he is wrapt, and is thrilled and apalled. He is fascinated with the huge lies she tells and her charm and eccentricity. Having just started year 1 – he is very much into the swing of school and starting to be even more independant. He is relating, he is enjoying he is appreciating. I am happy. Buy the book in hardcover and keep it forever. It’s marvellous.