Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A Beautiful Transformation

I was recently commissioned to make a christening gown using the mom's wedding dress.  That's my friend, Eboni, not the mom, holding the dress up for me!  There was no lace on the gown, just satin and chiffon.  There was also a beautiful jeweled piece on the front of the gown.
Here's the finished gown.  I used McCalls 3063 and modified the pieces a bit.  I love how it turned out.




Here is the little princess wearing her gown.
Adorable!!!!!

I stitched some of jeweled piece from the front of the  gown to the back of the bonnet.  The gown is made completely from the mom's gown.

Happy Sewing!  Thanks for visiting my blog!

Monday, January 1, 2018



May all your sewing, crafting, and 
creating dreams come true!!!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

As the year draws to an end...

December was quite busy---We had our annual sewing retreat, and I was a vendor at two craft shows.  The toilet paper sold well!  I had a few other sayings  "Stink Stank Stunk"  was a big seller. 

Here are some of the items I featured:





I finished a few last minute sewing projects (embroidering a few custom ordered t-shirts, making a king costume for my grandson (used only stash fabric and trims) for the Christmas play at church, some gingerbread print aprons for my grands; and one last pair of pj pants).  Here he is in the play.



Friday is my mom's birthday so we're taking her to Morton's for dinner.  Saturday is cookie making day with the grands---have to get those aprons ready by then!!!   I used a gingerbread man print since we made gingerbread cookies.



Santa was good to me!! I got my Cricut Maker and Press!!!!!!




My first project


See you next year! Happy New Year!!!!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

New business card holder

Look at this cutie!!!!  Surfing Etsy I came across this vendor and had her make this just for me!!!!

Check her out at NamoisSweetStuff


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Neat blanket

I haven't been to a baby shower in a while.  I've known this mom-to-be since she was in grade school. She's all grown up and is now one of my faithful clients.  I really wanted to make her something special!

I found this neat tutorial on YouTube for making a self-binding baby quilt!  I personalized it with the baby's name.  Not bad for my first one!!! I made this the night before the shower, so I didn't quilt the entire blanket.  

 Here's a link to the tutorial:

I purchased the wooden M from Walmart and painted it with acrylic paint.  I attached it to the top with glue dots.  Love those things!!!!!


In the hoop bib.  Cotton with terry cloth back
In the hoop burp cloth, also terry lined. Loved bow it quilts in the hoop!  Neat and fast!


I'll definitely make this one again!


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

JUST SEW RETREAT - WINTER EDITION

I'm excited to announce another sewing weekend!!  

I'm hosting the third Annual Just Sew Retreat '18 Winter Edition at the Hallowood Retreat and Conference in Dickerson, MD (near Frederick), February 16 - 19, 2018!!!

Here's the link to register...

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-sew-retreat-winter-edition-18-tickets-38432791514

We have a wonderful time sewing the weekend away!!!  Great food and friends----most of all uninterrupted sewing!!!

Hope to see you there!!!!