Tuesday, June 16, 2009

lavender unicorn


I'm learning to embrace my four year old's passions. I've always tried to de-emphasize traditional gender colors and typical boy/girl favorites with both my children. But what they gravitate towards... is simply what they gravitate towards. Pinks, purples and unicorns~ that would be for my daughter. Heather Ross's new fabric line: Far, Far Away speaks to that little girl in all of us... and wow, did mine flip when she peeked over my shoulder at the screen and saw it. (mental note: remember to keep that lap top shut until nap time!) She doesn't know that I bought 1/2 a yard and am working on a surprise for her for our summer travels. Shhhhh! I'll show you more when I'm all done. The little lavender sachet above is a key component. Hope you're having a lovely day.
p.s. I think I want to be four again! Pin It

16 comments:

  1. Just made my baby a dress out of that very same fabric. It's so soft and so pretty. I live vicariously through her, I think...

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  2. those fabrics are beautiful!!!! i think you'll be a really great surprise!

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  3. LOVE the fabrics. And your blog! I read regularly.

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  4. my four-year-old would be too the moon for that fabric!

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  5. How sweet!! It's amazing to share in the magical world of a child. I can't wait to see what you create!

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  6. I'm sure it will be fantastic. And I bet that even if it wasn't she'd love it just the same. I also try to keep the gender colors down to a minimum and never spoke about "boy colors" and "girl colors" but my then 4yo, now 5yo came up with it on her own. The powers of observation I guess. The phrase "colors are just colors" is uttered here often. But even my tom-boy 2yo daughter gravitates towards it. She says "I'm a boy who likes dresses and pink." Seeing this has made me start believing in the color-emotion connection.

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  7. I don't think I ever did grow up - pink is one of my favorite colors and a few (more realistic looking...um ironic?) unicorns look down at me from my bookshelves.

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  8. wow...beautiful creative space

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  9. nothing's sweeter than a pretty sacht with freshly dried lavender! unfortunately lavender doesn't grow too well here in Southwest-Ireland, but I try to do my best and feed it lot of lime... however our acidic soils are great for huge rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias.

    I am really curious how the rest of the project will look like!

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  10. i dream of being three again
    my very favorite age

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  11. I saw this fabric on Soulemama.com too.. I just love it. Think I'm going to order some (and I'll have to do pink/purple too) for my six year old girl. She loves fairies, princesses and magical things...And PINK.

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  12. I had made a grand statement before having kids that I wasn't going all out in the pinks and purples or princess type stuff for my little girl. And now as the mother of a 3 year old who loves all of these things I've learned to not make such grand statements! As a girl I loved all things purple and had a collection of unicorns!

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  13. Great job. Love this fabric. And, I can smell that lavender all the way over here. Can't wait to see what you do.

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  14. Oh, I know what you mean. I gave up on the no pink for my daughter thing. She just loves pink. Fairies and flowers and Dora. She's only 2, so she has time to develop the sophisticated unicorn thing.

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  15. having two daughters (17&21) they are were so different at 4 and do come up with their own colors...and oh the unicorns too...I really enjoy your blog you are so talented!

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  16. Oh, I love this and the travel pillow. Such a great idea. Thanks for stopping by my place to say hello fellow gold fish. Have a great weekend.

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