Darby and Josephina- beautiful friends- a pattern test

I have been having so much fun with pattern testing lately, I just can't get over all the cuteness that's going around! This past month, I had the extreme pleasure of working with Tiffany (one of the amazing pattern designers for Create Kids Couture) on not one, not two, but THREE separate patterns! Today, I'll … Continue reading Darby and Josephina- beautiful friends- a pattern test

Tutorial: How to create a lace or ribbon inset (heirloom sewing techniques)

Two weeks ago, I shared someone special with you... Isn't she beautiful? How about this one? And the dresses too!! The new Sue Ellen pattern from Create Kids Couture is a classic heirloom quality dress that just screamed for a classic heirloom accent.  I didn't want to do anything 'extra' on Miss A's dress, but Miss … Continue reading Tutorial: How to create a lace or ribbon inset (heirloom sewing techniques)

Bringing Back Smocking! (a pattern test, free smocking plate, and more!)

About this time last year, I decided that I wanted to make a really sweet, timeless, Easter dress for Miss G.  I searched and searched through pictures online, patterns I owned, patterns I didn't own, and even old family photos. I finally decided that some of my favorites were smocked dresses, so I was going … Continue reading Bringing Back Smocking! (a pattern test, free smocking plate, and more!)

Getting Ready for Christmas and a FREE PRINTABLE!

We absolutely love Christmas around here (could it be because my birthday is December 26th?!)!  But really, who doesn't!? Every year, I start my Christmas planning in mid-September.  I work on my budget first, and then make a list of any ideas I might have for people, and then attempt to decide who's getting handmade … Continue reading Getting Ready for Christmas and a FREE PRINTABLE!