Saturday, August 29, 2009

My Ballerina

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Jovi started dance last week, a ballet and tap combo class. She was SO excited, she kept telling strangers we'd see at stores that she was starting ballet. She would practice "balleting" at home asking for me to put on ballet (classical) music for her. Here are some pictures just before we left for class:
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Jovi has 4 other little girls in her class. Corbin was so sad that he didn't get to go to class too. We spent a lot of her class time watching her in the tiny one way mirror that they have for parents. It was so cute watching her follow her teacher and adding the occasional spontaneous twirl. She came out of the class just as excited as she went in and wanted to go home and practice what she had learned.

I made a dance bag for Jovi and she has dubbed it "the best dance bag ever". It really makes the work worthwhile when she so obviously likes what I make her. I didn't have a pattern, just kind of winged it and ended up having to put tucks in at the bottom because the body of the bag was too big for the sides. I took the plung and put in my second zipper ever and I have to say it is much better than my first zipper (sorry Alice). My secret was wash away Wonder tape, a double sided tape that washes away with water. I put the zipper on with the tape and then was able to sew it without having to worry about it moving around. Now for the pictures:
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3 comments:

Laura said...

Hee hee hee! What an adorable ballerina! And a nice looking dance bag as well. :)

Mendoza's said...

I don't know which is more cute, Jovi or the bag!

Alice H said...

I LOVE my bag. No zipper problems at all. Also Charlie and I are coming for Thanksgiving! Kurt has to work but we'll be there a week. Finally!