Thursday, December 16, 2010

Just a hint...

...of what I have been working on for Christmas!

Classic and subdued for Daughter #1

Flamboyant and bright for Daughter #2.

Do you like to guess what presents are at Christmas time?
Do you shake boxes and guess at the size and shape?
To prevent this at our home when the girls were young,
I would choose one style of wrapping paper for each person
but not put a tag on the gift.
Only I knew which ones went to whom!
They didn't know if it was their gift,
their sister's, or any of the
other recipients gifts!
They were only to be revealed on
Christmas Morning!

What do you think these are?
I would enjoy reading your guesses!
I will reveal them when they are finished!

Christmas Blessings to each and every one of you,
My Sweet Blogging Friends!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Because every man needs a hat...

no matter what his size!
Momma loves all things old fashioned,
so how about this vintage style bonnet?
This little blue and white plaid
hat is on it's way to
I wonder if it will arrive before baby?

Lined in the softest blue flannel
to keep little ears and head warm
in cold winter weather.
Lace and embroidery are out for little boys
so what to embellish this little cap with?
How about a wee blue cording!

A chin strap is more boyish than frilly ribbon ties!
But, I think this cap is still sweet enough for
any baby boy, don't you?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

They're the Cat's Meow!

What do you get when you take some
cute soft flannel... bright colors and whimsical patterns...

...stitch some button holes...

...add some pockets...

and sew on a contrasting band?

Why, a couple of Cute Cats Jumpers,
of course!

They are the same, but different!

Oh! And we can't forget the Cats!

Made for the two sweetest little granddaughters
(because they love kitties)
in honor of their newest addition ~
(Click on his name to go meet this cute little unexpected bundle
of cuteness!)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sewing a Miss Clarice's Vintage Apron

Today I finished sewing up a sweet
vintage style apron from a pattern
I got from Linda over at
She tells a wonderful story
on her blog about how this apron
pattern came about. I was so
charmed, I just had to buy a pattern
and sew one up for my store!

Here is my version!

Full apron in size large-xlarge
for us 'more mature' figures!

Pocket with quilted Grandmother's Flower Garden

Apron back

Hand made coordinating bias tape
Covered buttons to match!

Sweet Autumn colored cotton print!

Now in my Etsy Store!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Shades of Autumn Handbag

Lovely new bag in the shoppe!
While photographing for listing,
everybody thought they needed
to be in the shot! ;~D

Yep! There is even a chicken in this shot ~
look closely on the right!
Can you see her in the shadows?

I love the colors in this bag!
(No chickens in this shot!)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Baby Layette: Completed!

The Baby Shower was Saturday. I did not even get the little dress started!
I ran out of time. But baby's mamma was quite pleased with
the little layette as it was.
Here are the pieces;
(If you wish to see the post about the individual pieces
click on the name.)

The Bib:

The Bonnet:

The Layette!

Made using Simplicity Pattern #2900

The Baby Layette Part 4: The Sacque

The final piece of my baby layette ~ The Sacque! Made from the softest
vintage pink flannel, vintage lace, hand embroidery and ribbon ties with
two sweet little heart buttons for dainty embellishment!
I hope baby likes it!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Baby Layette Part 3: The Bib!

Not practical, being white and lacy, but just what one needs
to look sweet and cherubic while taking a nap during church!
(Wish the pattern came in my size! ;~P)

The back is made of soft white flannel, sports hand embriodered flowers and vines
and vintage lace!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Baby Layette Part 2: The Slip

I have finished the little slip that matches the bonnet.
Below ~ sewing the french seams.


The lace pinned in place.

Sewing the lace around the armholes.

Below ~ lace finished around the neckline and both armholes.

Below ~ the wee buttons and buttonholes.

Completed slip.

Sorry about the bad photos! The battery was dying!

Yet to come ~ The Dress, The Bib and The Sacque!
All from Simplicity pattern #2900

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Baby Layette

My latest sewing project is a Baby Layette for a shower gift
for a new little one at church.
I haven't sewn for a teeny baby for many years, but I am having fun!
Here is Part 1 ~ The Bonnet

Embroidering the brim (above)
The finished Bonnet (below)

Next ~ The Slip