Thursday, March 1, 2012

Vintage Birdhouse

So, I had a plain wooden birdhouse. It was one of the many I buy for Bryn to paint. I finally decided to steal it after it had been sitting around for months looking all depressed. I went crazy with vintage scraps that I can't part with. Now that's all I'm on the hunt for. Birdhouses and vintage fabric. I kind of have the birdhouse bug. It's turning into a small village. Too bad I can't live in one of these houses. I think I might cover a house in scrap fabric if I could.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Love Makin' Clothes

I adore making clothes for my daughter. I just made this outfit for Bryn and I have to admit I was rather proud of myself. I used Heather Ross fabric and some vintage elements. I just can't wait for summer when she can wear this.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

clothes on the line

I see snow on the ground but I long for this day. It was an Indian Summer day at my mother-in-laws homestead in the country. We stayed in her cabin and I hung clothes on the line to dry. I don't think I've done that since I was a little girl at my Grandma's house. This clothes line was next to few rows of apple trees that were so fragrant I can't possibly describe.

Friday, September 23, 2011

For Dixie...

Hey Girl, I promised you something and I thought of you when I bought these at a yard sale. I saw bright pink from across the tables and it called to me. Lo and behold these little vintage ballerinas were mingling in the jar. I had to have them. I hope you like the photos. I miss you.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

"I'll Have One of Everything Bag"

A picture from her book..
Below, (my interpretation)


So, I am making this bag for a friend and I screwed up royally, but I like the alterations I had to make in order to fix it. First, If you don't add a lot of room for your seam allowances you end up with a ginormous bag. I realized I had messed up when the shell looked more like a huge skirt. So, I added some pleats to mine. Also, The pattern calls for braided fabric, which I just didn't feel like doing, so I made piping and left the edges raw then twirled them and sewed them together. All in all I really like the end result. This was a super easy pattern to use.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Summer Fever

A Jacket I made using a pattern from
' Sewing Clothes Kids Love'

Matching Bobby Pins I made to match the Jacket

It's been so cold I am ready to skip right over to summer. Maybe for a week and then back to spring again. I really love spring blooms. All I can think about is spring clothes. Out of plaids and black and into fresh peachy pastels and bright pinks. I've been hit with the inspiration bug thanks to a gift my mother-in-law made my daughter and the most amazing book I have seen in a while, 'Sewing Clothes Kids Love.' It was that kind of heart skipping a beat moment when I opened the book up. I felt revitalized. I immediately had to go to the fabric store. I got home and got to work. I also made some oldie but goodies from Anna Maria Horner's book: 'Seams to me.' Her Bo Peep Skirt is too cute. Color is what will get me through this awful, long, frigid winter. Spring, please come!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Little bits of inspiration

My daughters pistachio teacup was full of pink crayons sitting on the coffee table and I didn't really think about it until I saw my rain boots in the background and suddenly they became the perfect backdrop to the crayons. I just love the way pinks and greens work together.