You might have labeled tubs of seasonal decor sitting in your very organized basement, just waiting for the right holiday to come.
I am not one of those people. I would like to be, but I have a more artistic (scattered) approach to life.
July 3rd came. I said, "Shoot. I was going to plan ahead and make the kids clothes for the 4th!" Off to the fabric store I went. The flag/stars/stripes fabric was 40% off, but still too expensive for what it was going to be used for. I found red and blue gingham for $.96/yard. Score! Home I went with a yard of each. No patterns were used....don't look too closely. Like a lot of what I make, these are best viewed from afar. Ha.
Clara got a bubble top.
Oliver got a kimono top. He actually owns a lot of red, white, and blue clothing, but have you ever tried telling a two year old that Mommy will be making clothes for everyone but him?
Ruthie got the scraps and an old white sundress. It all worked out.
There was also a flag cake and fireworks. Oh, my. The kids were happy.