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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Pictures, As Promised

Here are some new pictures, as I promised yesterday when I posted. Sorry, but I was just to lazy to go down and import them off of my camera! Old age creeping in!

Annie Frances is 3 now and she loves dresses. Not always heirloom dresses however, as she is quite the little "buster" and we really have to watch her when she is wearing a dress with French laces and puffing, etc.! This style little dress is just right for her though for church. They go outside during Sunday School, so we don't have to worry about her ripping out a fancy band! This is copied from Kari Mecca's "Sewing with Whimsy". If you don't have this book, it is a must to get. Such adorable designs with great directions and hand embellishments. Annie Frances loves all the dresses in this book, so I am trying to make her a few of these. This design is Kari's Simple Sash Sundress. I was even able to find fabric and ribbon the same color as her sample. I did add some bullion roses around the neck for my little touch of "heirloom" however. Annie really loves this dress as you can see from her modeling"

This little capri pant and apron outfit, I made for her for picture day at her school. Hope she likes it. It is reversable and has her name and monogram on each side. I don't have a pattern to reference for this one, as I made this up from an outfit I saw on a little one at her playschool. Apron top ties on both sides and she will have to wear a little tee shirt under it. She still looks cute in this little style. Don't want her to look too grown up yet. I'll post a pic of her when I see her in it.

That's it for today. I'm still sewing and enjoying spring!

Monday, April 19, 2010

So much to do, so much to sew!!!

It's been awhile since I had time to write on my blog. Busy with Easter orders, celebrating the holiday and I also have had a little set back with my health again. I am gradually coming back from it however. It is so agravating when I have these little episodes of Meniere's as they totally keep me from being able to do any sewing, reading or even watching tv. It totally interrupts my plans and agenda! Anyway, hubby and I have been traveling just a bit and I have been sewing when I can in the car on our trips. I use to be able to do this with no problem. Meniere's makes this somewhat difficult at times.

The lovely spring weather brings out so many ideas for designs and outfits that I am eager to get started on. My daughter has brought me several swatches of fabric and many dress and spring play clothes plans for my granddaughter. She is most anxious for me to get started on these too. I will post a couple of pictures in a day or so when I get everything together and under way.

Springtime is such a pleasant time to sew. I loved sewing on my screen porch at our house in Huntsville. Unfortunately, I don't have a screen porch here, but a nice deck, so I like to sit in the sun where I can really see well and work on my hand embroidery. I am working on lots of new designs for the Nursery Rhyme Collection. Plans to have a sew out book ready in a few days that I can send around for trunk shows. Please call if you are interested in having a show. Will be posting pictures of designs and outfits soon so please check back and let me know what you think. Happy Spring!