It's football season once again. Living in Pittsburgh for my whole life I guess you could say that I grew up on football. Sunday's were never quiet at my childhood home. My parents were true fans. With this cool, Autumn weather we have been having I must say I was in the mood to watch some Steeler football last night. As I watched the game I worked at my sewing table on this little doll for the children's boutique where my dolls are sold. I thought it would be fun to share her with you.
Her little outfit is removable including her Mary-Jane socks. I was just a bit nervous sewing her bloomers. It was my first attempt at ruffles. After a quick consult with my mom I gave it a try. All in all I am happy with the way she turned out. Too bad the game didn't have such a happy result :) That's ok boys you'll get'em next week.......
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.