Of course, the girl had to have the perfect attire for chasing around those cute little buggers, and I obliged with this little dress:
Honestly, this dress has been a year in the making. I cut the pattern (found here ) a year ago, and finally sewed it up last week. I am super-duper proud of the embroidery (pattern found here ) since it is the first time I've done anything that actually resembles the pattern. It didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would, and I can't wait do do more.
Here's a close-up of the little lightning bugs in their jar:
|Neon yellow thread and sparkly silver thread on one dress? You bet the girl was happy!|
How pathetic is it that I don't know what time it gets dark outside? We gathered at our house at about 7:00, but the fireflies didn't really "wake up" until 45 minutes later. So, the hunters were singing songs to wake them up.
|The hunters stalking their prey.|
|Will "Bug-whisperer" Brown|
|I love it when you take a picture at the EXACT moment their little lights flicker on!|