Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Asian Sunshine and Grandma's Flower Garden

A Two Skirt Kinda Day!
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#1: Asian Sunshine
I love the fabrics of this skirt. They are the softest cotton, like the cotton of your grandmother's guest room pillowcases! And the Asian characters and designs on them are tossed across the happiest shade of yellow. In China, yellow is respected as a "nourishing" color--perhaps like the warm hug of early summer sunshine.
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The bottom layer is a crisp white cotton with colored diamond tendrils of cornmeal, sweatpea and avocado which all complement colors found in the top fabric. The edging is in a black Kanji.
This particular skirt that is ready-to-ship is a size 3T ... but is available in other sizes upon request!
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#2 Grandma's Flower Garden
My grandma was mom to two boys ... but she really deeply would have delighted in raising a girl as well. In fact, they did have a young girl live with them for several years, however she was never adopted but returned to her relatives (sigh.) But when I see flowers I can't help but remember my grandma. She always had the most beautiful flower gardens! She also was a huge influence on my love of quilting and sewing. So in honor of my grandma ... here is "Grandma's Flower Garden."

This skirt is ready-to-ship in a 4T size, but is available in other sizes as well as in other styles upon request.
This is a super-duper FULL twirly-girly skirt! In fact it has two layers for maximum fluffiness. 
If your girl is a twirler ... this is the skirt she will never want to take off.

The top layer has a hot pink waistband with colorful hearts and the coordinating top layer of fabric is a garden of sweet cheerful flowers in hot pink and bright lime against a field of black.
The bottom layer has a juicy ruffle that reminds me of summertime watermelon with stripes of hot pink, lime and white. The fabric is from the Hugs and Kisses Collection.

Be sure to check back for the next featured skirt/dress!


Tara Anderson said...

I am totally loving all of your new Spring line!!!

TanyaLea said...

FUN STUFF, Valerie!! I love the "Grandma's Flower Garden" skirt... just beautiful! I'm all about those 'full' twirlies!! :)

The Sanders Family said...

You are so talented! :)

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