09 December 2010

my first born has graduated, warning: proud mumma post

Greetings all,
You may have followed the last couple of posts about making my eldest daughter a dress for her year 6 graduation dinner/ dance . . . voila, here she is.  Yes, i'm at home doing a blog post about it while her preferred parent took her in to the event, i know my place (behind the scenes!!)  Handsome soldier just rang to say she's really excited, her dress is perfect, she's having photos & will be sitting next to her best boy-friend at the dinner.
 
This afternoon i fled Shop Handmade to dash over to her graduation ceremony.  I was filled with pride & had camera in hand.  Just 6 years ago (she skipped a year) this little girl started primary school in NSW, then the NT & now ACT . . . she's ready for high school.  She also took out the Sport's Prize today!!  Looking very grown up, she got her ears peirced just for this occasion & no, my husband is NOT coping with his little girl growing up. 
Let's just say her 9y.o. twin sisters can not wait to grow up!!  They love dresses & accessories - i'm thinking this could get expensive??!!  Are boys cheaper, mine really likes fashion.
 She picked the style, fabric & accessories.
 She's actually wearing little kitten heels.
 A sash brings it all together & keeps it young & girlie.
 Dames & Divas vintage kimona clip, earrings from Katakolon in Greece on our cruise & Grace Designs organza hair slides.
My gorgeous husband helped her with the mask, why a mask in year 6??
So there you have it, she was happy, i didn't stab her once while hemming the dress & she went off excited & even rang me from the car to say thank you, again!!  Success!!
In the mean time, i'm far less glamorous in a nightie, madly tidying up the house & doing laundry - all things i neglected this week to get this dress right, run a 3 day P&C fundraiser + trip to Sydney for 2 days, it's been a busy week to say the least!!

Special hello to those of you out there in Queanbeyan, Dubbo & Wagga who are flooded out of your towns.  There are thousands of school children stranded in Canberra tonight who can't get home due to flooding in Queanbeyan.  Stay safe everyone, it's traffic chaos out there.  Love Posie

31 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

You have done a wonderful job with the dress because she looks delightful, just the right amount of 'grown up'-ness!

Corrie said...

it is so perfect!you did such a great job and she's a beautiful model! WELL DONE!

I see a lot of you in that first photo.....oh she's so grown up........

corrie:)

Jennie said...

Beautiful Jennie.
Well done you.XX

Lizzie said...

Brings a little tear, she looks lovely Jennie and you did an awesome job on her dress, don't forget to give yourself a pat on the bag while you're giving out praises. Stay dry and safe...
Lizzie
xxx

Simone - honeyandfizz said...

She looks gorgeous! You did a wonderful job with the dress . Boys are not any cheaper! Xx

NessaKnits said...

That dress is perfect! What a lucky girl! Hope she has a great evening with her best boy.

VintageVicki said...

She looks very grown up - gorgeous dress :)

Rosalind said...

Oh lovely job, fabric is gorgeous :-) x

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

She looks lovely and I love proud mumma posts :D

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh she does look lovely, what an exciting day!

Julie said...

Just perfect.

Sarah B said...

Isn't she beautiful! The dress is so pretty, especially the bow :)

Tina said...

What a beautiful blossom and a beautiful dress, Jennie! Hoping your sweet girl had a wonderful evening. A wonderful and justified proud Mumma post :D Hugs ~ Tina xx

Catherine said...

Congratulations to your big girl graduating from primary school, that really is a proud mama moment to share. She looks beautiful in her dress, you did a wonderful job. xo

beck said...

A beautiful post, does't she look adorable? I love her dress and all her accessories, she looks divine, and so calm and mature. Hope she had a ball! You must be so proud xo

Chicken Willow said...

Oh Jennie, she looks gorgeous!! You must be so proud. The dress has turned out perfectly, you are SUCH a good mother!!

Jane said...

Far out that dress is gorgeous! wow you've done a fabulous job, no wonder your big girl is excited!

Hope you have some family events coming up so she can dress up and wear it again!

Little Messy Missy said...

Beautiful dress and beautiful daughter!

Heidi said...

Posie I'm wearing a top my Mom made for me on my profile pic out of that same fabric! I just had to share she look so sweet and half grown that always make me want to cry, How lovely she looks.

TammyJ said...

Gorgeous dress and gorgeous girl! Well done Mama. I hope she had a great night.

by marie-nicole said...

She looks great... you did a fantastic job!
xx

Maxabella said...

She looks beautiful in her very chic dress. You should be proud, Jennie. She's a lovely girl, a credit to you both. x

Kylie said...

She looks fab Jennie - well done on the outfit - it all goes together well:)

Hope that you enjoyed your night in your nightie.

Amelia finished Kinder today, she is so looking forward to starting school next year.

Have a great weekend, Love K

Miss Prudence said...

perfectly beautiful dress for a perfectly beautiful young girl..

m.e (Cathie) said...

congratulations to your gorgeous girl! she looks beautiful & so is that dress.
exciting time for her.

Jen (Melei) said...

She looks beautiful and you did a wonderful job on the dress.
xxxx Jen

The Clip Cafe said...

Wow She is a beautiful young lady in a beautiful dress - love it!

Gillian said...

The dress is lovely. So worth your extra efforts. She is lovely too! : )

Stacey said...

Doesn't she look just beautiful? And the dress is just perfect. Well done for raising such a lovely girl and dressing her so beautifully!

Anonymous said...

I like it very much!

Anonymous said...

I like it very much!