And this, above, is just the smock I wanted. Something long sleeved (because little arms can get messy), with pockets, that snaps in the back. And I figured I could make some of the other projects from the book as Christmas presents for the little ones in our lives.
I think that nary a day passes that does not involve painting. Watercolor painting, usually. Sometimes tempera, if we're feeling adventurous.
I was tickled to find a colorful Ikea duvet cover at the thrift store (it usually retails for $22.99, I just learned), for $2.99. I bought a red sheet for the sleeves for two bucks. I love those little animals: each girl got to choose which ones she wanted on her pockets.
We didn't waste any time putting them to use.
Paint brushes in the pockets, of course.
And out we went for an afternoon of painting in the yard. I am happy to say that both smocks are now covered in paint. Much to my delight.
(and for those on the fence, I do really love the book: so many adorable little projects. I am already getting ready for another)