Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Frock By Friday

A Frock By Friday

I want to make that dress!

Love this Idea! Going to be joining this sew-along, since I love sewing clothes and love finding new patterns!!!

Stop over to Grosgrain and follow along and have a dress made in one week or sooner if you wanna cheat :o)

Friday, April 23, 2010

EEEEeeeeee!!!! It's here!

Had to share.....Guess what arrived early this morning?

I have been waiting for these books to arrive for almost 2months and they came a week earlier than the expected ship date!  They are just awesome and I have already marked several projects to add to my to do list. 

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I have a love for all things Vintage, especially vintage fabrics.  I acquired several boxes of fabrics from auctions, ebay and thrift store lucky finds several years ago and they have just sat in the same boxes unused just waiting, and begging to be used.

I found some old vintage sheets in one of the boxes and was really happy to have found them, just look at the loveliness:

I don't know how I could have forgotten about these.  Well, I started to work on one and turned one of them into this twist on a wrap dress

The pattern can be found on the special issue of Stitch Magazine

I just loved how quick and easy it was to put this together, and it really does have a simple, yet classy look, definitely plan on making more.

I tried it on my daughter and she just loved it!

Get your issue today, or if you're interested, this dress is available for sale, it fits a size 2-3, worn only for a few minutes by my daughter to take some photos :o)  Contact me by email if you would like to purchase this or if you would like one custom made for you.  (


Monday, April 19, 2010

Alabama Style

I created a truly one of a kind piece that turned out better than I could have ever imagined.  My hands and fingers are sore as this piece was truly created mostly by hand--very time consuming, but so worth it.

I used an applique pattern from:  Alabama Stitch Book by Natalie Chanin

If you don't have this book in your library yet, this is truly a must-have.  I created my own A-line dress/jumper pattern to trace the applique onto.

Using the reverse applique technique is really easy, but when it's what felt like a million stitches, I don't know the likelihood that I will ever be recreating this dress:

My main outer layer is Linen, and then lined inside with 100% cotton...this is a pic I took during one of my many breaks

before I turned it into a dress...

Now being modeled by my daughter Bel and I even created a matching headband. 


Creation Updates

That's all I got....because I can't come up with a catchy or funny title at the moment :oP

If you're a fan on facebook....this may be a repeat.  I share my latest creations on there as I make them and have giveaways often.  I have given away 2 outfits now and will have another giveaway once 400 fans have been reached!

Visit me here:

Etsy shop will be open soon, I've been sewing like crazy in order to stock up items and will have them up beginning of May.  Items will be available for purchase on my website of course as well as my storefront on Facebook and last but not least Etsy.

Lots of pics, I've been slacking on the blog post, but here are some of the latest creations:

Ruffle A-Line Dress

Ruffle Skants with  Ruffle tank

Because we can't forget the boys....matching ties including Daddy

Finally getting to cut into super soft Little Folks by Anna Maria Horner

My 300th Fan Giveaway winner received this Ruffle Bubble Romper

I created this quilt designed by Vanessa Christenson of V&Co. and donated it to the March of Dimes

Altered Pillowcase dress with Ruffles---my 200 Fan giveaway winner received this :o)

So that's it for the show & tell for now....Be sure to check back and also visit my facebook page to be notified when the next giveaway will be!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ode to my Ironing Board Cover

Oh Ironing board cover you and I have been through a lot--many great fabrics have been pressed, beautiful creations have started from that first press and bursts of steam from our best friend Oliso, but I couldn't protect you from the tornadoes, you know them well A.K.A. Isabel & Gabby.

from the numerous of times you've had a taste of chocolate, been smothered with chapstick, received drops of honey and peanut butter, who knows what else.....

 you've been washed, rinsed, spun and dried plenty of times your skin pilling and fibers have been separating, but we still cranked out outfits and quilts you, my beloved ironing board cover and I.

Alas, it was time for a face-lift, one that I should have done a long time ago.....

I hope you like your make-over.  I surely do, makes me want to iron clothes all day on you  :P

oh how it's just the little things that make me happy nowadays.  I highly recommend everyone creating their own ironing board cover, it's guaranteed to motivate and inspire :o)
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