We were both inspired by this book.
It is a vintage Golden Book from Sydney, Australia and belonged to my mum when she was a girl. So Miss Lily is the third generation to enjoy it.
We decided to recreate the outfit for show and share.
I found this Dora the Explorer tin box lunch box at Value Village for 99 cents.
I spray painted it white and added a red cross.
Dr. Lily is interested in eye charts so I printed off a miniature one. The hat is a felt triangle stitched to a wire tiara. The red cross is glued to the white felt with, oh you avid reader you're finishing my sentences -- FABRITAC.
Here is the entire outfit. The little apron is made from an old pillowcase and gingham ribbon. I used heat and bond lite to make the redcross applique (here is a tutorial, there are tons out there). The dress has a Marks and Spencer's label, but I actually purchased it at Value Village for $4.99. She loves that dress.
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Have a wonderful Mother's Day Weekend! We are taking a little vacation which includes old friends and a Betty White/Golden Girls party.
And if you threw a party-,
Invited everyone you knew-,
You would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say,
Thank you for being a friend-.