Wishing you a very happy Fall, with all the beauty, colors and fun it brings. Thank you to my customers for sharing their lovely pictures and thank you to Pinterest for sharing beautiful art. Enjoy!
School has started and the children are excited and ready to play and learn.
Here I am sharing some ideas of embroidering details on children's clothes. They are fun and not too difficult to do. Enjoy!
While children are out of school for the Summer, moms must think of activities to keep their kids busy and happy. There is something so special about summers filled with library trips, visits to the park, trips to the beach or the grandparents’ house, picnics, play dates, and lots of swimming. Nonetheless, housework and chores go on; and these can also be fun!
Here is my granddaughter helping on the farm while wearing my favorite apron style, vintage Simplicity #7060.
This apron also works as a dress saver for school work, cooking, art, or even household chores as in this case.
I made the outfit with embroidered cotton seersucker, proper for the summer days and the playful activity of little boys. But if this pattern is made in solid pique with embroidered pockets and worn with a shirt ... it will be a Sunday outfit!
For almost 8 years I have been sewing on Etsy, and I have loved it! I’ve had the opportunity to work with many of you wonderful people. I thank you for making these years an incredible after-retirement experience.So many of you have shared wonderful pictures of your children with me at Vintage Baby Clothier. My Etsy site, Facebook page, and Instagram account, as well, are full of beautiful and delightful little children wearing my tiny clothes….and that makes my sewing so exciting. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
This month, in return, I would like to share with you a picture of myself and my family. We are celebrating 40 years of marriage this year (…I’m not getting old, though!.. just a little slower...) ;) And thank you again for trusting me with dressing your little ones.
Finally the nice weather is here, and it’s time to think of walking to fun places like the park, the beach, and the playground. Or, as I prefer, just sit outside and enjoy Mother Nature from the comforts of the porch.
I’ve had all winter to think of summer outfits and I found a vintage pattern that I fell in love with: Simplicity 6894.
Now is the perfect time for it! It is a simple romper. When I made the original pattern, as gorgeous as it was, the buttons made diaper changing a hassle. So I’ve altered it into one piece. I love the way the little girl version looks— it is adorable!
My next post will be the same romper in the little boy version.
Today I want to share with you some of my spring findings: roses from my garden, a nest with 4 robin eggs (check out the beautiful color!) and dogwoods in bloom.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who have been blessed with this calling. There is no greater call for a woman. Much Happiness to All!
Spring has arrived, and the children are getting very excited about their Easter activities. During this season I like to spend time with family and celebrate the beauty of this holiday. For those of my friends who don’t celebrate Easter, please enjoy the bounty of beauty all around, from the simple sprouting of plants to the arrival of new babies in the animal kingdom… It is truly a joy to experience the coming of spring.
It was the middle of Winter (and I was longing for Spring), when I found a dress picture in Pinterest that caught my attention.
The dress picture said “pattern #106 by Creations by Michie.
This is the first thing I think when a new year begins: “I will fulfill my goals throughout the entire year.” But the tune inevitably changes by mid-June when I start to slow down regarding my resolutions and find myself needing a little extra willpower and stamina.
Nevertheless, this is my little bragging moment. Last year I gifted my 11 year old granddaughter a child-friendly sewing machine, hoping she might “get into” and enjoy sewing....so we started sewing lessons!
My wish came true as she embraced this fun activity with all her might. By the end of December she had made a quilt! (I helped her with the binding.) I am so impressed with her and thrilled that one of my hobbies is being passed down to the rising generation. I LOVE IT!
Teaching our skills to others, with the same passion and joy we perform them, could be a very gratifying resolution for this year.
I hope you enjoy 2018 with all your hobbies (skills and talents) and your family. Those are simple and true pleasures in life. May the pursuit of them be part of your 2018 goals.
God bless you all this year
I hope this is fun and that you enjoy this game (ruffle) as much as I have enjoyed working with you!! If you don’t have a little girl, then you may want to give this bonnet as a present to a much loved little girl.
For all my dear friends who do not celebrate Christmas…Have a WONDERFUL month of December and a BEAUTIFUL New Year…wishing you always the Best!