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!