Tuesday, December 21, 2010


It is that time again...time for Christmas sewing!

Last year, a very dear friend of mine was going through an extremely difficult time in her life.  She asked me if I would be interested in making Christmas stockings for her and her 4 girls...well...OF COURSE!!

I love to sew and especially love to sew for others, so I jumped all over this.  She gave me a color scheme and gave me full reign of the project. 

Here is how the stockings ended up...

I made each of them a little different, but used the same fabrics throughout.  The black is an awesome thick corduroy and the red is a soft wale corduroy.  I matched those two up with a french toile in cream and black.
I love how they turned out.  Oh, and the cuffs are monogrammed in coordinating colors all in the same font...Whimsey...one of my favorites!

Thanks for stopping by, and Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Time for a Christmas dress!

Whew, that was fast!  The saying "as slow as Christmas" doesn't seem true to me anymore.  It seems like Christmas comes faster and faster every year.  Does it seem that way to you too?

I went to a Grandmother/Mother/Daughter dinner and ornament swap about a week ago.  My little one, who is not so little anymore, didn't have a Christmas dress to wear.  SO...I made her one.  I have a tutorial for a peasant dress/top and I altered it a little to make a long-sleeved dress for McKinsey.  It was way too cold for a short-sleeved dress.

Here it is...

Whoa...why is my dress sideways???

I guess you'll have to turn you head to the left to get the full effect, or you can turn your screen sideways.  Let's try this again...here's another version of the dress.

Once again, turn your head, or your screen...I added a red satin ribbon to make it a little more "Christmasy"...is that even a word?  It is now!

Merry Christmas to you all!  If you have any tips on how I can get my photos on here correctly, please let me know...I'm a little frustrated with this!!!