She wanted a Strawberry Shortcake party. Did you notice the vintage "Strawberry Shortcake sheet turned tablecloth" in the picture above? So cute!! I never knew there were so many Strawberry pink influenced toys until she started opening gifts! Lula was in heaven! Besides giving her a baby doll with hair (her other love)
I made Lula a few gifts for her big day......pillowcase dresses for both Lula and her baby sister, using this tutorial and my favorite Sherbet Pips print, Swings.
Lula's dress features the cream colored fabric with a light pink border around the bottom and blue doggies for the tie. The ties turned out to not be her favorite fashion statement, so after the third time of asking me to cut them off, we went up to the sewing room and got out the scissors. ( I don't think anyone noticed the raw edges!)
Jane's dress is the opposite color scheme and she didn't seem to care about the length of the ties.
Lula's mommy even organized a craft for the children...decorating sunglasses.
Lula was very intent on getting hers just how she wanted it. Red heads love to make things, I think!!
A few months ago, I ran across a small piece of vintage looking Strawberry Shortcake fabric and I knew right away that it would make a cute dolly quilt for the new doll I was going to give Lula for her birthday.
Molly tried it out before the party to make sure that it was just the right size.....
Having a summer birthday will certainly have it's perks through the years with many outdoor celebrations just like this one at Lolly and Grandad's house!On Sunday, Lula wore the other gift that I made for her...this cute easy jumper made from Metro Market fabric by Robert Kauffman and Butterick #3772. It was a cinch to sew and looks so pretty with Lula's beautiful hair.
Now, I think I'll go rest up a bit, and maybe eat a strawberry!