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6 June 2008 1,748 views 5 Comments

365.41 Striped

When I was little, my mum was constantly making outfits for me to wear. She sewed almost everything for years. She would even make matching outfits for my dolls and Barbies. Somewhere along the line I started resisting it. I didn't want my shorts to match my shirt. I didn't want coat to match my shoes. Barbie didn't need the same outfit as Baby Tender Love. There was a strict no matching policy developing for me. (I'm mid-thirties and I still don't match my socks.)

Red and pink mod matchies!

In the last few years though, I can feel myself coming back to the matchy-matchy. My needlecases are matching my pouches. My long pouches need wee pouch companions. I'm starting to see the appeal. Sorry Mum, I shouldn't have put up such a fight. Look how cute!

OMG matching mushrooms!

(Pouches just listed in the splityarn etsy shop)

5 Comments »

  • Silver Ilix said:

    Totally cute! But…. I love the socks too.

  • meg said:

    i hear you on the pouches but have to admit i’m still pretty anti-matchy-matchy. the pouches i wouldn’t have any other way. maybe, i just need to catch up with you in age! hahhahahah. hilarious.

  • susetheslowknitta said:

    the pouches look fab!! but it is possible to overdo the coordination. I remember staying at a newly married friends house and being stunned how coordinated everything looked, curtains, crockery, cushions, etc all in the same pattern.It was too much!

  • Nell said:

    Great socks!!!

  • brenda in toronto said:

    i know all about the matchy-matchy as a kid. my aunt not only made matching mother/daughter dresses for my mom and i, she also made matching clothes for my dolls and barbies out of the remaining fabric. i have a photo of my mom, myself, three barbies and two dolls ALL IN THE SAME DRESS. heh.

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