When I was little my Nanny made me lots of clothes. Practically my whole pre-school wardrobe was made by her. There is one particular item I still remember fondly. It was a knitted bright pink pullover, with a horse at the front. The horse was white with black Dalmatian-like spots - it was from the book Pippi Longstocking. The best thing about the horse was its freely flowing hair and tail. You could pet them and plat them. For a five year old girl that was the coolest thing ever.
This apple dress was also made by a grandmother - made for my daughter by her Nanny. I wonder if in the future she will remember this apple dress as fondly as I remember my pink pullover. I wonder if she will remember the apple shaped pocket, and the way the skirt would fly up when wind caught it. And I wonder if she will look back at the pictures and giggle how much the puffy shoulders make her look like a miniature 50's housewife.
She has lots of dresses made by Nanny, many more. There are beach dresses, going-out dresses, casual dresses, colourful dresses, in fact, all kinda of dresses and she revels in them. She is a real girly girl who loves nothing more than donning on a dress, grabbing her mummy's purse pretending to be 'little mummy' and pinching my Clinique Chubby Stick to dab herself a 'pink mouth'. Like I said, a real girly girl.
And a lucky girl too, isn't she, getting beautiful unique dresses made just for her?