Friday, February 24, 2012

Vintage Apron

I’ve been wanting to make a vintage apron since I made my vintage dish towels.  I finally got a round to it when our church group decided to have a retro night and apron making was on the list of possible activities.  I decided to whip one up just to see how easy it would be to teach to a class.  This one is a little more time consuming than I thought it would be, but I love how it turned out!  I can’t believe it took me a year to make it!

Vintage Apron

vintage apron back

I used this Simplicity pattern:

Simplicity Apron

I feel like I need to put on a pair of heels and some pearls when I wear it!!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Last fall I bought a mixture of bulbs to plant.  I’ve never worked with bulbs before, but I just had to try after looking at all the beautiful blooms in my neighbors yard.  They were the first signs of spring and a little color in our Texas desert.  I picked daffodils, irises, and freesia.  So, I just had to share in the excitement in our first blossom of the year.  (It just happens to be daughter number 3’s favorite flower.)

First Daffodill

So so so pretty.  I think I’m going to be a big fan of planting bulbs.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sew she did

Anyone who knows me, knows I would rather quilt than sew clothing.  As I have been sewing more and more for my girls (especially modest skirts for my oldest girls), I started thinking about all the clothing my  mom made my sisters and me.  I loved watching my mom working away on her sewing machine with yards of fabric to make matching dresses for the four girls.  (Not as much was made for my two brothers.  Sorry guys!)  She made us Easter dresses, summer dresses, Christmas jammies and outfits, play clothes,  stuffed animals and doll clothes.  The list goes on and on.  It was so much cheaper to sew than to buy.  So, sew she did.  I thought I would share a few of my favorite outfits of years gone by. 

Don’t you just love my mom’s dress?  (That’s me on the left, Steffanie on the right and Shellie in the pink.)

The year of the gaucho pants.  Aren’t they great?!!  You can tell my oldest sister Stacie just loves hers! Lol

I love this one.  We were all so proud of our fancy new clothes! 

Anyway, thanks Mom for all the years of sewing!!  Hopefully my girls will sew for their girls one day too.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Skirt Tutorials

Easter is just around the corner, which means I’m starting to think of what kinds of dresses/skirts to make for my girls.  I’ve already picked up some great fabric at Hobby Lobby, and now I’m looking for patterns.  Here are a few skirt tutorials I’ve come across that are high on my To Do List.

The first is such a fun and easy twirly skirt from House On Hill Road.  It had to be high on my list.


I love, love, love this ruffle skirt pattern from I think is going to be getting a big order from me soon.



I’ve had my eye on this twirly skirt for quite a while.  I think it’s about time I made one.  You can find it over at


And last, my older girls are growing out of all my kids patterns. So, I’ve been on the look out for more patterns to fit them.  I came across this one at stop staring and start sewing that is a must.


Now, I better get moving so I can get my gorgeous gals (and guy) outfitted in time.