Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Day at Grandma Jo's

  The girls did NOT sleep.  I started chasing them back to bed starting at 11pm.  At 3am I gave up and just tried to get a little sleep.

Flower Pink agreed with me that it was way too early.

 Cute dish towels for me!

 We loved having church on Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve at Grandma Jo's

We went up north for Christmas Break.  Enjoyed time with cousins and family on Christmas Eve!

 New matching pajamas from Namma!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

long sleeves for Hazel Mae

She would be happy to wear a dress every day.  So naturally she was rather upset when I put away all the summer clothes leaving her with only two dresses to wear.  Pulled out my ever favorite GYCT Holly and Ivy dress pattern and made this for her.  I love it.  I went up a few sizes on the sleeves so they'd be fuller and put elastic in at the wrists. It also has a 3 inch hem so fingers crossed she'll be able to wear it again next fall.

Monday, October 31, 2016

More Halloween

Sarah needed her Duck.  So I made one up.  I forgot how much I love making stuffed animals! Also made "Bag" for me as I was being scarf lady from the show as well.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Happy Halloween

Witch dress made from VFT Matilda pattern.  Ghost costume was just whipped up out of my head, far from perfect, but she was happy with it.
 Sarah costume made by my mom.  Baby loves the show Sarah & Duck.

Mouse costume - easiest costume ever, hello walmart sweats!  Did whip up the cheese bag for her though.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Vintage dress sew a long

The Handmaiden's Cottage has started doing occasional vintage dress pattern sew a longs.  Naturally I MUST join.  This time I actually got one whipped up during the sew a long unlike the last one.  She may never wear it again but fingers crossed one of her sisters will....

Friday, September 30, 2016

baby gifts

Some fun bibs in progress.  I used the free liberty bib pattern as a starting point.  Google it. I'm feeling lazy about linking lately....

Sunday, September 11, 2016

JillyAtlanta Challenge

JillyAtlanta had a challenge of if you made their patterns in a week, you'd get the purchase refunded.  So I quickly got to work making two of her patterns....went for a bit of a boho look

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

My mom made Baby's dress and doesn't remember what pattern. I made the bonnet and dont' remember what pattern either!

 Not impressed with sister pushing the buggy. Sister's dress is from Bugaboutique.
Rather proud of the embroidery on the brim of her bonnet.  Other fun tidbit about baby's outfit is she's wearing shoes that were my cousin's, purchased in Germany when my uncle was stationed there 30 years ago.  My cousin passed them on to me knowing I'd greatly appreciate them. :)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sewing for baby

Tried a new pattern designer: JillyAtlanta.  How darling is this set?!
My poor baby has come down with mystery spots....some sort of allergic reaction to an allergic reaction they assume.  They don't cause her any pain, but oh my poor baby!

Pattern is Flora Bundle from JillyAtlanta.  I used some lovely vintage fabric for the bodice.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Made a knock off with fabric from my stash of this Matilda Jane Clothing dress I love.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


A family at church asked me to add sleeves to their daughters dresses for their son's wedding.  It was a new experience for me and I love how they turned out.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

I enjoyed sewing the girls Easter dresses this year. 

 Violette Field Threads Annabelle bodice with just a plain skirt as the fabric was fabulous on its own.
 You might recognize the outfit below from when I tested for EYMM.  It's the same outfit my eldest wore for that photo shoot. Top is an EYMM patter and skirt is from a vintage pattern.

 Used Sofilantjes Brueram dress pattern for This dress.  Was not very happy that you can't see the cross over on the skirt and wish the skirt was fuller.  It hit her at an odd length too, but that's probably because she's short.

Happy Easter!