We have a birthday coming up. I can't believe my baby is turning 3. I have squirreled away some gifts already, like this absolutely stunning dress which came to me from Olive Juice. After I wrote about them a bit back, they inquired if I would like a dress to review (um, yes please!) and it is just exquisite. The smocking is so lovely and the dress is so well made. The cotton is crisp and light, very high quality. The dress has some wonderful details, like bound sleeves and a clever self fabric lining. I need a get a little cardigan to go with this. It's just dreamy. They are having a really good sale right now. Here's this dress and I am kind of freaking out at the sale price. I want to get one for my middle girl now. I bought two dresses from them about 5 years ago and they have held up really well—through all three girls with heavy duty wear and play.
Edit: I originally posted this for a few hours on Friday, but the Olive Juice site went
down. It appears to be up and running now.
She also is getting a Josef Original Birthday Girl. I have all of these through number 7. I have written about these before. They are the vintage ones, not the ones you can buy new now. I had a 5 when I was little and it was a prized possession of mine. The girls have to share them—I'm not sure how they will divide these up when they get older, but I'm not going to worry about that now.
And she is getting a little bisque doll. One of her own. Her sisters both have one. They are usually wrapped up in a toilet paper bed and tucked away where they can get easily thrown away. Or misplaced. They also get broken. And then there is a whole hospital event that happens with nurse hats and lots of slings and some super-glue. It's pretty great.
I want to make her a toy. I'd love to make her something like this, which she recently found and is obsessed with, but I am running out of time. I do need to give her something soft and unbreakable, 'cause come on. These items don't exactly scream super fun for a three year old to me. But of course I love them. I happen to know that a certain person (Grammie) is getting her a real metal mini shopping cart, which will be a HUGE hit. Hopefully we won't get another ant farm from her uncle.