Life is like experiencing a fantastic novel, chapter by chapter.
In about six weeks, my granddaughter will officially become a teenager. It is hard to fathom, but it is a pleasure to watch her grow into the lovely young woman that she is becoming.
With this growth comes the closing of some chapters and this year that included the making of doll clothes for her American Girl doll collection. This is the first Christmas in many years that there won’t be American Girl doll dresses and accessories under the tree.
This year we’ve been shopping at Justice, Claire’s, Target, Guitar Center and checking out all things associated with the teenage years.
But, I couldn’t let this page turn and not celebrate the American Girl doll era so I’ve been working at the sewing machine to make five Christmas holiday dresses. If down the road she wants to set them out under a Christmas tree, they will have a fancy outfit just for the occasion.
I’m not sure what I’ll do what the wonderful dress form my daughter made me years ago because it is too functional to discard. If you make doll clothes, I highly recommend one. We covered one doll with plastic wrap and then duct tape. We cut off the duct tape with a slice down the back, put it on a large thread spool I had, and then taped the back up again. It has worked great for several years.
Change is good, and I try to embrace it so that I don’t miss a single adventure because life with a grandchild of any age is a gift to be cherished.
But, I do have to keep reminding myself – roots AND wings, roots AND wings. :-)