Thanks for all the great comments about the chicken coop. I read every one to my husband, who is very proud of himself. It was a labor of love, really. He hates to build things. In fact, he tells me all the time, "I am a plumber, not a carpenter, remember?"
I wanted it to be pretty. He wanted it to be done. In the end, we are both happy. He did build it from scratch. We got some of the materials from the local recycle barn. I still kind of think they need a front porch, but I have decided to let it go for now.
Last night I got the sewing mojo back! I have been staring at these fat quarters Alissa sent me. I love them. I was saving them for a quilt, but Anna would always pull these two out from a heaping pile of pink fabrics and hug them tight.
I thought I could make her a skirt with each one. Not quite big enough. The two of them together would be perfect.
I laid the two squares on top of each other and cut them at the same time. I didn't worry about the strips being the same size, or straight. I just cut.
I sewed them all together alternating the fabrics until I had one big strip. Then, I squared it up, put in a one inch hem, and some casing at the top for elastic.
Two fat quarters was perfect for this. The width and the length were just right. Anna's is tall and slim, so she needs a 4T for length, but is more like a 2T around her waist-I would say this would fit up 4T, or so.
P.S. I bribed her with a pop tart so she would stay still during the photo shoot. You guys do stuff like this too, right?