Princessification

I tried.  I tried really, really hard to avoid trapping Josie into gender stereotypes.  See?!?

YELLOW

 

WHITE

BLUE

GREEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was such a proud mother, in a sea of pink and purpley little girls, when Josie would announce that her favorite color was blue!

 

Like looking in a mirror :)

But somewhere along the way, she developed a sense of autonomy.  She wanted ruffles, glitter, pink, and princesses.  My little Asian girl thought she was Barbie….the blonde one.  Here is a self-portrait of Josie with Penny.  Penny is the one on the right, of course.

 

 

The only problem is that I think that deep down in every grown woman’s psyche is a budding ballerina.  I hate to admit that my stomach still does a flip flop when I touch a tutu.  Pair this with a sewing obsession and a child who adores all things princess, and this is the end result:

Snow White


Alice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping Beauty-the mullet years

 

 

I love this picture because Vidhya’s expression looks EXACTLY like your typical female middle schooler.

 

 

 

 

 

Josie really wanted a Rapunzel dress, and I had been stalling on making one because I was trying to think about how to alter the Snow White pattern to look like Rapunzel’s dress.  Luckily, Simplicity came out with this pattern:

 

 

Ta Da!!!

 

 

 

And here is how it all turned out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Halloween! Eat lots of candy!!!

 

What was Penny for Halloween?  I still have control over her choices…. She was a turtle, the non-mutant ninja kind.

 

 

 

 

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