I tend to hang onto the bumblebee's clothes that hold memories for me. I can, for instance tell you, that the green fleece jumper was bought for a snip on a second hand clothes stall, and both bumblebee's adored it, wearing it throughout their time at pre-school and on long wintery walks along a blustery seafront. The red hearts cord dress, bought for big bumblebee at three - has seen them both through many a birthday party, and even has a tiny rip on the side from Seth as a puppy.
I have plans for the majority of their old clothes, but this morning, a poorly little bumblebee asked for new lilydoll dresses........I may have been up most of the night, but that is what a Mummy is for, and it was worth it, to see her little pale washed out face, glimmer with happiness once the dresses had been made.
So take a few old clothes.......
And a dash of trimmings.......
An hours work, and look........two lilydolls, ready for a playdate.
If you have any little ladies in your life ( or boys, don't think I'm sexist ).......a lilydoll is a powerful investment. I think made by the company Manhattan toys ( they make the smaller groovy girl dolls, which we do have, but I find the outfits of the lilydolls far more unoffensive, a doll should never, in my opinion, dress in animal print.....or any adult for that matter....just sayin )
The hours of fun my girls have had with these little ladies, and like I did today, you can make many an outfit for them.
Big bumblebee is at an Orchestra day today, playing her violin all day. I hope lilydolls new dress will be a nice surprise at the end of her busy, busy noisy day!
Is it nap time????