"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self...to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness." Ephesians 4:22-24
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Looking to the Past
Today in History, we learned about Ferdinand and Isabella. This is Little Bit's first year to fully participate in our history lessons and she is LOVING making her timeline pieces each day.
Some of our timeline pieces from the first year...
While she was coloring Ferdinand and Isabella I reminded her to make a dress on Isabella.
Me: Because she would have worn a dress.
Sweetheart: How do you know?
Me: Because women always wore dresses until about the 1960s when Aunt T was born (just to give them reference).
Sweetheart: Why did they start wearing pants....to be like men?
Me: Well, yes.
Sweetheart: That's silly.
I quite agree!
I tell you, S and I have been talking about the girls' fall/winter wardrobe. Sweetheart is going to practically need a new wardrobe and I was so impressed with all the goodness Giovanna found at the thrift store for her daughter. I really have to start visiting the thrift stores more often. My friends who do tell me you have to go often and you will score big. S really wants to limit the jeans and denim that we purchase for all of us (me and the girls). He much prefers khakis or nice pants and of course, more skirts. In the winter, jeans and a long-sleeved shirt every day can get really old. And not lovely either.
In addition to that, I am really inspired by the New Dress a Day blog. Did you see this on Yahoo? I am so totally impressed! Sometimes I look at her "before" picture and think there is NO WAY she will be able to make anything fashionable out of it and she always succeeds. Our modesty standards are not quite the same, but then neither are our sewing skills!
Still, she got me to thinking about how perhaps I could cut off fabric from women's dresses that were hopeless otherwise and make easy skirts for the girls. Hmmm....
I plan to start in September working on their new wardrobes--and hopefully mine! Anyone else got some inspiration for me?