Such Pretty Faces

A Space to Relate and Create

Back when my second baby was en utero and very nearly ready to burst out, we were SERIOUSLY on the prowl for a nanny. We listed ourselves on Care dot com and interviewed this truly adorable young thing that looked like a prototype for a mediterranean barbie doll. Not only was she truly adorable, but she was also cute as a button with our kids. LITTLE DID I KNOW that our family would fall in love with Dari, and then her mom and I developed this 1000 miles apart but besties until the end friendship.

When my ‘ex’ nanny and Shannon’s first born got married, Shannon or Dari or maybe both of them had this brilliant idea to make a jean jacket for a part of her wedding ‘lewk’. When I saw it my eyeballs popped out of my head and I filed the idea away in my brain as a ‘to make’ on a later date.

Dari’s wedding Jean Jacket, made by Shannon.

It’s been 3 years, but I haven’t forgotten my plan. I may not know what I ate for breakfast today, but I have a ‘To Do List’ of crafts approximately twenty miles long. This particular plan involves making my daughter’s jean jacket a glorious ‘always blooming’ flower garden.

As you can see, I’ve only just begun. But Also I thought to myself: Maybe a quick ‘how to’ embroider a rose is in order.

As far as the plans for this jean jacket go, I’m working on tiny details on the sleeve and then a large patch on the back with flowers and her name. I named my daughter ‘Madeline’, but she goes by ‘Moo Moo’ at her own insistence, so I haven’t started the back because I am torn between embroidering her birth name Madeline or her ‘real’ name of Moo Moo. On the one hand, I think it’s positively delightful that she insists her name is moo moo, on the other hand I don’t want strangers to think I’m insinuating anything.

How many stitchers do we have here? And what do you think? Shall I stitch her name or her nickname?

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