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A new dress for Emma

Emma and I were visiting the main library one afternoon when I came upon the book “The Widow’s Broom” by Chris Van Allsburg. I read it and immediately thought both maiki and Emma would love it! I read it to Emma and then checked it out. As we walked towards home she looked at the pictures again, really focusing on a picture of a witch that was wearing a long black dress with buttons down the front. She declared “Mom, she looks so lovely! Her dress is so elegant.” As we walked Emma continued to study the illustration of the witch.

We ended up wandering into the Field Day shop. They make beautiful clothes for women. In the back was this dress that perfectly matched the illustration. It was long and black and had buttons down the front. Also they only had a small and extra small size left. I encouraged Emma to try it on and it was a perfect fit. My mouth dropped open. It was like it was made for her. We talked about how it was important to buy new clothes from the people that made them. Plus it is a small women owned local business. I suggested we get it and it is stunning. Emma wore it daily until it got too warm but she is looking forward to her new autumn dress.

This “Fiona” style dress in the picture is extra small. We ended buying the small so that it would fit her a bit longer.

It just so happens that Field Day is the shop Emma got her first broom. Such a little witch! ^_^