Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A special little gift

A couple of weeks ago, I answered the phone and this little voice said “Grammy, will you make me a tape”? After translating, I realized that Emma was asking me to make her a CAPE! (her personal dictionary told me that since tookie = cookie and tacker = cracker, therefore, tape = cape). Grammys are smart, aren’t they? LOL

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She loves all things girly, so I knew I had to find the perfect fabric. As soon as I saw the rainbow effect with the sparkle butterflies, the search for what to make it out of was over.

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Some sparkle trim and a glitzy button finished it off.

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Here’s the back and it even has a hood!

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And the finished tape…oops, I mean CAPE! I’ll be taking it up to her next week when I go to help out with the baby. I’m sure I’ll have pictures to share. I hope it isn’t gigantic on her. But then I guess that’ll give her lots of years of wear, right?

(Note: I wrote this post in Windows Live Writer but when it transferred into my blog, I lost the right side of the picture borders. Does anyone know what I did wrong or how to correct it? I can't seem to fix it. )

25 comments:

Beena said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! She will just love it! Great fabric and trims.

Candace said...

Oh my - Emma is going to adore her tape - you'll have trouble getting her to take it off at bedtime! Great job, Anne!

Debbie said...

Very Cute! That must have been fun for you. I hope I have a granddaughter I can sew for someday! Enjoy your time with her and the new baby.

Beth said...

Beautiful grammy, she's going to love it!

Carol said...

Oh that is so cute! Emma is going to just love it! You are such a smart Grammy!

Stephanie said...

Grammys have the lingo down, or so I understand. What a lucky little girl.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a sweet grammy!

Denise said...

Beautiful tape! When I use Live Writer I set the width of the picture to 455 px. everything seems to fit.

Lorraine said...

wow...that is an amazing cape....lucky Emma to have a grammy who can make beautiful things for her..I am sure she will treasure it! It brings back memories of my youngest asking for a "Merlin" cape when he was going thru his wizard phase..LOL....No grammy to make one so it was up to me....turned out ok and he had loads of fun with it...!

Gwendie said...

You're such a good Grammy! I'm sure she'll love it with all the glitter.

Crispy said...

Oh what a wonderful cape gramma!!! She is going to love it regardless on how too big it is. I can hardly wait until I get little voice phone calls.

Crispy

Carrie ~ said...

Perfect tape for Emma, how adorable her special vocabulary is. She is going to love it!!
Nice job grammy!!

Thimbleanna said...

It's adorable Anne -- lucky little Emma!

Janet said...

Oh now that's what grandmother's do. She will love it and want to wear it everywhere.

Shasta said...

It is adorable. You found a great fabric for it.

Quilt Hollow said...

My heart skips a beat at thought of hearing my someday GIRL grandbaby asking me to make her something! How sweet of you to make that very pretty tape oh wait, cape!! The moment is priceless.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Oh good gracious that's adorable and she will look so sparkly twirling about. Your a great grandma chicky :)

Hugs - kare

Nadine said...

See? We told you you could do it!!! Congrats! It looks adorable, Grammy.

PamKittyMorning said...

Wow that's one amazing cape! I commend you for sewing on fabric like that, its icky to sew with. But then Grammies have special powers.

Your pictures are too wide for the area of your blog, that's all. I think they're all there when you blow them up.

Kaaren said...

I want one of those capes too!

I use Windows Live Writer, Anne.

Go back into your original
post and edit out the photo by backspacing the photo out and then reinsert it in the same space. If it showed up fine in the writing of the post stage, it should have transferred to your blog that way as well. Maybe it was a Live Writer momentary 'brain fart'.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Beautiful! She is going to love it :o)

Karen said...

You are a very special Grandma!! The tape, I mean cape, is beautiful. You can be very proud of yourself!

arlyce said...

what a beautiful cape--having made many dress up and pretend clothes for my granddaughter (Graduates hs this weekend) i appreciate the care and love that went into the fabric selection and construction. I follow your blog regularly--arlyce

Brenda said...

Oh you are just the best gramma ever! Your cape is lovely and I am sure that it will be treasured. It's just wonderful! B.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Now that is one fancy cape!!! I love it and she will be a hit wearing it too.