Thursday, September 22, 2011

Birthday apples

This Saturday our niece Sarah will celebrate her birthday.

She's very fond of paiting in colouring books, so we got her a Mandala book. (If you would like to try out some Mandala colouring for your kids or yourself, you can find a lot for free right here. I love paiting Mandala patterns when I relax or speak on the phone).

We thought that Sarah should have a fun story as well - one she could have her mom read for her. So we bought Per og bette Mads, a wonderful happy story written by the late Danish author Ole Lund Kirkegaard.

I couldn't miss the chance to sew some children's clothes either, so an apple dress is on it's way to Copenhagen too. Sarah can also use it as a tunic if she likes to.

In the front of the dress, I put 2 embroidered buttons. And if you have a closer look at the photo, you can see that the embroideries are 2 tiny apple trees - at least that's what I like to think.


  1. Love the birthday apple dress!

  2. I love this dress!! And the buttons are adorable. Such a lucky girl!

  3. Beautiful Dress :)+♥

  4. Hvor er den sød den kjole- og æbletid er jo nu :)

    Er det et mønster du selv har tegnet eller et færdigkøbt??

  5. Smuk og enkel kjole, og skønne knapper


  6. Thank you so much, Christy, Chris, Geraldine and Anya. :))
    It's such a simple pattern, but it fits most children, and looks great when worn. And it has room for playing - the most important thing. :))
    Now I just hope that our niece likes the apple dress.

    Have a lovely weekend.


    Tusind tak, Marianne og Stine. :))

    Mønsteret er fra en helt vidunderlig bog der hedder Strik og sy børnetøj, og jeg holder meget af det. Det kan varieres på så mange måder og der kan tilføjes detaljer alt efter hvilket stof jeg bruger.

    Lommer var slet ikke en mulighed på denne kjole, selvom jeg er sikker på, at en lille pige sagtens kunne have brugt dem. Stoffet var simpelthen nok i sig selv denne gang. :))
    Jeg holder også rigtig meget af det enkle.

    Hav en dejlig weekend. :))

  7. What a pretty dress, and I love the buttons :D

  8. Annie, thank you very much. :)) I thought that apples were great at this point of year, where we pick loads of tasty apples from the trees here in Denmark.

    The dress will be fine to wear with a longsleeved t-shirt underneath. I like that look. :))


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