20 July, 2016

Kelsey's sunny bright dress

Hey friends. Kelsey is now wearing one of her new summer dresses. This one is a wrap style, with a kelly green bodice (yay green!) and a bright floral skirt portion with white piping trim. Her white espadrilles set the whole look. The wrap dresses are super easy to put on the dolls, which is a plus. Do you make doll clothes? Try it- it really is fun.

~Linking-up with Diane at: Wednesday Wee Ones~

13 July, 2016

Scrap bag fabrics won!

Hello dear friends. A couple of months ago, I was a lucky winner of a scrap bag of fabrics from Sarah of: Confessions of A Fabric Addict. Look how many there are, and how pretty every one is! If you haven't visited Sarah's blog, be sure to go there. She is an excellent quilter, and a very charitable person. Sarah quilts for several charities, among her many good works. 'Already working on a quilt top with these scraps. Thank you so much Sarah.

10 July, 2016

Amanda's birthday purse

My lovely daughter's birthday was 29th June, and the purse pictured above was part of her gifts. I made it from a New Look pattern from 2004. It is #6435. The fabric is upholstery grade, and is lime with grey and white accents. 'Added a magnetic closure on a tab that the pattern does not call for. This does seem to modernize the pattern for today's age, doesn't it? A local shop monogrammed the initial "A" in my daughter's favorite color, pink. Inside the purse is fully lined, including a smart phone pocket and a keys pocket. The pattern also called for round wooden handles, but the shoulder strap is a feature that my daughter likes on her purses. Yes, she does love this purse. Have you ever made a purse or tote? They are fun, and make nice gifts.

04 July, 2016

Happy 4th of July 2016!

Good evening friends. Where have I been for nearly 3 weeks? Been a little under the weather, plus some house repairs are going on. 'Hope you all haven't tuned-out. Did you have a happy 4th of July? Every year, a park near us has a professional fireworks display. Since it is raining and lightning this evening, no new photos. The photo above was last year's celebration. Fireworks are so pretty with all of the vibrant colors. This is a favorite holiday, for sure. 'Promise, I will return soon with another post. Prim blessings.

14 June, 2016

Simplicity 1289: cute dress w/ purse

Good morning friends. Pictured above is another dress for my granddaughter. This one is a contemporary, modern style. It is made of 100% cotton fabrics. It is a mock 2 piece, with a solid chocolate brown dress section and pink, lime and red floral sleeves and ruffle collar. Wow, that added trim though- a cute little functioning "purse" sewn to the left side! The lime rick racking serves as a "strap". How cute of a design element is that! Granddaughter loves purses, and this dress. The pattern has several style options, including a dress pattern for an 18" doll. The fastener is a back neckline loop and button. To see a close-up view of the purse, the matching head band, and the pattern difficulty rating, follow the link below my signature.

08 June, 2016

Gwennie Inspired QAL: center & first row

I am participating in the Gwennie Inspired QAL over at Humble Quilts Blog. Pictured above is the center. We are to choose a basket design. Mine is a traditional basket with 3 appliqued tulips inside. The first row is to be something that reminds us of our childhoods, so I chose a blue print fabric with flowers and bees. This reminds me of all those summer days when my twin sister and I played outdoors until nearly dark when mother would call us to come inside. Nowadays, just think, most children don't even want to "play outside" because "... it's too hot", or "there's no wi-fi or smartphone reception", lol. Those were the days, weren't they? Looking forward to next month's round with this QAL to see what that inspiration will be. To find the QAL and the link party, follow the image link on this blog's left sidebar. Prim blessings.

~Linking-up with: Gwennie Inspired Medallion QAL link party