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Wife, Mother, Mimi, lover of all things creative... sewing, embroidery, painting, collage... God and family are the most important things in my life.

Saturday, February 28, 2009



I've been working on a couple of vintage patterns lately.  I 'm not having the greatest luck with either of them.  One is a precious baby dress with a dress coat.  So far I'm only trying the dress.  I'll see how that goes before I try the coat.  The other is a relatively simple (or so I thought) pattern with a zipper and little gathered cap sleeves.

 I am also trying a little lap quilt from Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing book.  I'm thinking of quilting each strip before putting it together rather than doing it all at once.  


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Vintage Tablecloth Apron


Here is an apron that I made from a vintage tablecloth.  The tablecloth had a couple of holes worn on one side so I cut it in half and used the good half to make the apron.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009



Thought I'd share the little skirts I made for Christmas using a tutorial I found at Erin Harris' site, House on Hill Road.  I didn't follow the measurements she has posted because as you can see I had a vast array of sizes to work with, but the basic idea came from her tutorial.  It has wonderful, step by step instructions.  You can find the tutorial here:  http://houseonhillroad.typepad.com/photos/twirly_skirt/  Her site has a lot of really great information and ideas.  She also has a  tutorial for a pillowcase dress that I would like to try soon. 


Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Here I go into the world of blogging.  I plan to share little bits and pieces of my life, mostly what I do in my play time.  I love anything creative so most of my postings should have something to do with sewing, embroidery, painting, and collage, but I'm new to this so we'll just see where it takes me.  I think I'll begin by sharing some of the things I've been making for my granddaughters.  The picture in this post and the one previous are of little dresses I made for them.  My photography isn't that great, but aren't my models adorable?

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