Greetings, sewwy people! Elli and Jess here. This blog has been officially commandeered by Rae’s team. It is our solemn duty to inform you that today Rae is celebrating a milestone birthday. We won’t say which one, but it might just rhyme with “schmorty.”
To prepare you for this momentous occasion, you may have noticed that we arranged for the moon to block out the sun for a couple minutes earlier this week. We hope you appreciated our efforts and had a nice time.
To celebrate the actual anniversary of Rae’s birth, we thought you might enjoy having a peek into Rae’s handmade childhood. *cue twinkly sound effect and wibbley flashback graphics*
Rae started life as a pretty cute baby with an astonishing amount of hair. Most kids are as bald as watermelons at this age:
She existed on the planet for a couple of years, siblingless:
And then, THANK GOODNESS, Elli was born. Rae was understandably delighted.
Rae continued being cute for quite some time….
Fashion milestones included matching seersucker rompers:
Rae celebrated her book debut with an embellished geranium-esque corduroy jumper:
Then Kricket was born! We suspect she was conceived specifically for the purpose of wearing our fabulous hand-me-downs:
None of us were immune to the stenciling craze:
The 80s hit their stride. Hair started to get big:
Then it got bigger:
Before we knew it, Rae and her sleeves graduated from 8th grade:
We will leave Rae here because she is now a teenager and, as such, will refuse to wear anything handmade for about a decade. Then the cycle will begin again…
We feel pretty darn lucky to have Rae as a sister / cousin / bosslady, and we’re so glad she started sewing! Here’s to at least rhymes-with-schmorty more years of creativity, inspiration, and online fellowship.
HOPPIEST OF SCHMIRTHDAYS, RAE! WE LURRRRVE YOU.
XoxoxoxoxoX Elli & Jess