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Thursday, March 25, 2010

a hat for her

I've been sewing hats this week...
My machine has been gently whirring again these last two days thanks to a very early birthday gift from my sweet sister. She, much to my gasping surprise secretly heeded my (honestly)casual and inadvertent wish to the universe and filled my hands with this much desired little book last week.

And while red stitches zigzagged across rounds of fabrics, once belonging to the intended wearers Grandmother, and vintage buttons were placed and hand stitched in just the right spots for embellishment I couldn't help but think back to a conversation I had with my girl in the days before...

It was an ordinary drive home from school and a discussion began about what she wanted to be when she *grew up*. Expecting her wish to be a Princess to be declared again, I prepared myself for my own enthusiastic declaration that "of course you will be a Princess my darling".

Instead we proceeded through a huge list of amazing possibilities only to end in a slight pause from the Princess in waiting before she most assuredly, in her most assured little girls voice stated... "Mummy you know what? I just want to be me when I grow up".

Oh my sweet girl...if that's what you know you want to be already then my little one you will be perfectly happy in whatever hat you put on. Your Mama on the other hand is still figuring that one out... but I'm close.

By the way...she loves her new Mama made hat and even more so she loves that she has found something to sew her favourite huge button on... just to look herself as well.

14 comments:

Tricia said...

How sweet is your girl! And that hat is gorgeous. I love the red stitching :-)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful. (Both.)

There's nothing more a Mama could ask for than "I am happy", "My life is happy", and "I want to be Me."
Our ultimate goal, to be sure.

Amanda said...

What a lovely hat, and a lovely little girl! I like how you were able to repurpose fabrics, and pass them on from grandmother to granddaughter.

Blessings

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

beautiful hat, beautiful girl, beautiful photos!

Kelly said...

aww sweet...both the hat and your little girl. The red stitching is gorgeous!

Bird Bath said...

what a sweet hat and even sweeter answer. Love her sense of self - obviously a very precious thing to hole onto!

Kristi said...

What a tender message and reminder for us all, I think I want to try on her hat.

Molly said...

that is just wonderful! the best compliment a mother could receive. the hat is adorable! (and of course i'm tripping that our spring is your autumn, and that you have a bowl full of goodness that we hope to have in about six months!)

Kelly said...

That is definitely a heart touching comment from your daughter - what could truly be better. What a precious hat too and the buttons really give it a special, personal touch. I am sure your daughter will treasure that hat for ever.

Madeline said...

Oh. sweet girl! I love her mama made hat too. And, her answer is just priceless.

Levin said...

what a gorgeous conversation! they come out with the most amazing things, don't they.
i love the hat. i want one in my size!!
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CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

Oh my goodness! That had is seriously giving me heart palpitations....It's hatty perfection!

Sabrina said...

You obviously are wearing your mothering hat quite well to raise such a sweet and confident girl.

Lovely words and a very lovely hat!

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

Awesome hat!