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Sunday, January 30, 2011

My sewing Teacher!

Who did you learned to sew from? A mother, grandmother a teacher? My mother was my teacher! I never wore a bought dress, outfit nightgown till I was in high school. She made everything. She also made Bridal gowns and bridesmaids gowns as a side job.  When my mom sews she put every bit of Love she has in her body into what she making. She just completed this Scarlett O'Hara dress for my daughter to attend the 150 Anniversary of the Cival War in April! Why I think Elaina will be the bell of the ball in this!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Update on a Special Little Girl

This is Jenna cute as a button in her Apron Dress I made her for Christmas.  Why I think she has a future
Career in modeling!
Dear Marshall family,
Thank you so much for the sundress you made for Jenna. Here is a picture of her in it.
You are so kind to make it. Sincerely,

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Who is your sewing Inspiration blogs?

Who is your sewing Inspiration blogs?
Mine is The Old Fashioned baby
Olabelhe I got to add one more
  Creations by Michie
I can’t pin one down but each of you inspires me.  Olabelhe inspires me to look at fabric a whole new way her eye for color and pattern is spot on! The Southern Matriarch is so polished her work is a true work of Art!  The old fashioned baby fine details are so beautiful and delicate. And sewing with Michie I Just love her sewing patterns, tutorials and love for sewing beautiful things!
Let me know who is yours and why?

Saturday, January 22, 2011


This was a work of Love, the Love for everything Pink, full of ruffles and a touch of Keri Mecca's whimsy! It might be bitter cold outside but I see spring on the way with this dress!
It's mini check gingham in Pink with a white rick rack trim. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Easter around the corner

I finished my first of many Easter Dresses this year! It's Ice Yellow Spring Princess fabric made of a Ice lemon yellow swiss dotted fabric from Farmhouse Fabrics. I love working with this fabric and pattern. I did how ever use a combination of two patterns for this dress.  I smocked the sleeves with a white DMC thread and used a  Swiss Insertion Wide Beading inWhite with a Double Faced Satin Ice Yellow Ribbon. I so excited to get started on my next Dress. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

I hope everyone has a Blessed 2011~ Happy New Year!

Song of a Sewing Machine by Constance Woodrow (1899-1937)
Oh, the happiest worker of all am I,
As my wheel and my needle so merrily fly;
With a spool full of thread and a heart full of song,
I am ready and willing to work the day long.
Oh, faster and faster my glad wheel flies
When it catches the light in a young maid's eyes;
The dearest and tenderest girlhood dreams
I stitch into gossamer hems and seams.
But slower my wheel and softer my song
When fairy-like fragments are guided along
I am stitching the dreams most sacred of all
Into dear little gowns and a wee silken shawl.