Thursday, December 31, 2015

He's here :
Andrew William Brown

Monday, August 3, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

Mom and I

There is not a day that goes by that i don't THINK about sewing. Whether it's looking up new patterns, the latest notions, reading a sewing or embroidery magazine.....I could go on and on.
However, today  I'm spending the afternoon sitting outside with my mommy.  Enjoying the weather , watching cars go by , looking at the people as they walk up and down the street.  It's been a long journey but I'm grateful that she is here (some days more than others)lol. She has and is still an example of grace and poise. Now that  the shoe is on the other foot and  mom lives her golden years I will be right here to did what she helped me to do .......LIVE!!


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

African print skirt

I made this skirt for my daughter. I used Simpicity 1365 skirt pattern, but I made a few changes. I lengthened the waist to make it a high waisted skirt.  It took a little work to cut pattern out so that the motif in the fabric matched. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My family is growing!

These two gave us a wonder-filled gift!!!

A Grandson !! 
I love being a G-MA!

Back in the saddle again!!

It's been a while....
Moving forward.....

I've managed to take care of my mom and to get back to sewing.  This pictures are of gowns that I made for a Princess Program at my Church. The program was developed to build character and self-esteem of young girls. The dresses were made from McCall 6399 which is a pattern for a top. However , I added a skirt to lengthen it to make is a gown. I added a belt , rhinestone buckle , and faux fur to the collar and cuffs.


I had a great time working with these young ladies !! They are truly gems, each in their own right.
The little girl in the white dress was the Princess in waiting , lol !  She was little too young for the Princess Program but she wanted to participate.  Which of course boosted her confidence! Her dress was made from New Look for Kids 6738 ( which has been discontinued).
The dresses were worn at a Cotillion dinner held in their honor.