Monday, May 18, 2009

Vintage-y Beach Skirts

I finally made something with some of those vintage sheets I've been hoarding. We were headed to our favorite lake this weekend and I had an epiphany- we needed swishy beach skirts! Two of my favorite things...walking barefoot on soft warm sand, and soft flowing skirts swishing around my ankles. I stayed up way too late, but I was able to make one for each of the girls.

I didn't have time to make a skirt for me but I couldn't let them have ALL the ankle swishing, barefoot fun.

Such a perfect day. Crowd-less beaches, beautiful weather and all my little people self entertained and not bugging each other.

Perfection but for one thing...
We found a friend lurking in a puddle of water.
The same puddle my baby had been playing in all afternoon.
Lurking & waiting for the perfect moment to completely FREAK us out.
With a voice full of horror, my seven year cried out, "What is it.... A TICK?!"Good question.
Although we were pretty sure it wasn't a tick (a tick on steroids perhaps), it was like nothing we had seen before.
Maybe a gigantic, mutant, bug eyed, water dwelling cock roach with pinchers?
My horrified daughter said, "I don't think we should play with it....I think it BITES."
My oldest responded with "Can we keep it?"
Hmmmmm, let me think about that.... Umm NO.
NOT going to be my squishy, NOT going to be mine!
He found a sand bucket for it and named it Sea-ca.

Needless to say, Sea-ca did NOT come home with us.


Flashy Ashley said...


but cute cute skirts :)

angie said...

I thought about driving up to that favorite lake the other day, good to see it is dip your feet in ready! I love the skirts, not so much the bug!

Anonymous said...

I miss you! The bug is so COOL! from Ali!

Anonymous said...

The outer banks was so windy and dusty today. People had shoes and winter coats on. I am glad we didn't rent there for a whole week. Bear Lake is much more beautiful!

Deck The HALLS of HOME with JOY! said...

WOW! That looks scarey!

Hey, we're into skirts! I just made two skirts today! I love your beach skirts, your skirt is cute too! I didn't know skirts could be so fun and addicting to make!