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TWiP: Little girly things on little wooden hangers

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage
If there is one unifying theme to this week, it is “Dressing up the Baby.” Last week in Cambridge, the boys and I picked out some fabrics for a couple of tiny dresses for their new cousin, and this week I sewed up two of them (more on those in a future post). Plus, I’m still working on prototypes for that new baby sweater pattern.
It’s entirely possible that I may be going slightly overboard with all of the little girl clothes I am dumping on my sister-in-law 😀
Aside from the copious amounts of sewing and knitting, and the styling of little girly things on little wooden hangers, there has also been the requisite amount of summering around here. Exactly as it should be for the middle of July!

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot with my DSLR for Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2015), plus some phone snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.
Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…


365: 2015 192/365 – We found a couple of mermaids in the pool today – this one and her sister, with whom I later teamed up to defeat the Water King. The Water King proved to be a worthy adversary, and the battle raged for [what felt like] hours. One by one, we used our special powers (including the very potent Pink Power) and eventually we lobbed enough Golden Balloons at him that he ended up in jail. With that, we were saved from becoming Water Seals! Whew. [in Burlington, MA]


365: 2015 193/365 – 30 minutes before checkout. One of us is all packed except for a camera and a laptop. The other two have barely moved since they got up. I will leave who-is-who as an exercise for the viewer. [in Burlington, MA]

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Refueling before our long drive home 🍔

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365: 2015 194/365 – Auditioning buttons for the little sweater.

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I ❤ the first night on clean sheets.

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365: 2015 195/365 – The little blue sweater is bigger than I intended. I re-worked the pattern measurments and am starting over with prototype #2. I’ll probably sew a little dress to match this one, too, and I love this pink & green floral with this yarn!


365: 2015 196/365 – Well, the sweater doesn’t really go with the dress as I had hoped. The shapes fit together all wrong on the hanger, at least. Still they’re pretty cute on their own. There’s no reason they have to be worn together, so I’m calling this a success 😉


365: 2015 197/365 – Somebody got the pool to himself for a little while this afternoon. [at my parents’ house]


365: 2015 198/365 – Breakfast is always pretty good the day after I’ve made a fruit crisp…
Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr.
I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!


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2 thoughts on “TWiP: Little girly things on little wooden hangers

  1. This little sweater pattern is so sweet!! Looks exactly like the tour of quick pattern that I like to knit!!

    1. Thanks! I’m about to post a request for test knitters (hint hint…) 🙂

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