Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas gone already???

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. It is truly hard to believe that another Christmas has already passed. And 2010?? It seems like just the other day it turned 2000!! Remember the scare? lol We had a terrific Christmas....even though it passed too quickly. I am already working on some custom orders for Easter! We just go from one holiday to the next....
I'll try and post a sneak peak of the customs when I get to a recognizable stopping point! :o)
I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!!!
blessings, Angela

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A fun project

I finally mailed my last Christmas custom order yesterday.......PHEW! So now I can actually sew just for fun and for presents. I made this today for my sweet little niece. It is really hard to find personalized items when you have an unusual name, so I thought she might like this. It looks a little odd on my mannequin as the set is only a size 2/3 but I thought I'd share anyway. I think she will like the sparkles in the hat fabric on the skirt :o) What girl doesn't like sparkles??

Off to do some Christmas baking! Have a great day!


One of my favorite things about Christmas and Christmas parties are the finger foods!! I love being able to get one of everything :o) I found this Cheese Straw recipe over at Paula Deen's website and they turned out delicious. I didn't have a star tip, so I just used my cookie press with a flat zig zag sort of tip! lol No one at the party seemed to mind :o)

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups self-rising flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cup 1/2 lb shredded sharp Cheddar, at room temperature
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Sift together the flour, cayenne, and salt and set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and cheese until blended. Add the flour mixture slowly, beating at low speed, then continue to beat for 5 minutes, until very creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl several times.

Using a cookie press with a star tip, make 3-inch-long cheese straws, leaving at least 1/2 inch between each on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to racks to cool. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

More FREE Fabric!

Here are two panels of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer fabric. Each panel is to make a soft book. There are 12 squares per panel.
If you want them, just be the first to write me at dandelionavenue@bellsouth.net.
Please pay postage and I will ship the least expensive way that I can.

FREE dress!!

The first person to email me at dandelionavenue@bellsouth.net will receive this free Daisy Kingdom dress! :o) (you will need to pay postage) It is not handmade, it is actually from Daisy Kingdom. It consists of the underdress complete with petticoat and the pinafore. It is a very generous 4 and measures 31" long. It is not new, my daughter wore it a couple times, but it is still a darling dress.
Again, please only get this if you know of a child who needs a dress and can wear this now. I do not want this to be sitting in another closet or just taken to be resold.

All of the other free items below have found new homes, and I will post as soon as this one does. Thanks and Good luck! Angela

Friday, December 4, 2009

What is left....

Everything has been taken except for the Songbird Garden fabric. I will have one more dress to post soon.
Thanks ladies! Angela

Thursday, December 3, 2009

More Free Fabric!

Ok, the other fabric has been taken and so have the Sew Beautiful Magazines.
Here is the free fabric for this morning:
This is a 3pc coordinating set of Forever Yours fabric by Robyn Pandolph.
3 yds, 2+ yds, 2+ yds.

Here is another beautiful floral,3+ yds of Songyard Garden by Rosie Farmer for Free Spirit:
Here is a cute one 4+ yards Monday's Child by Chloe's Closet for Moda
Well, that's all I have time to list now. I'll be back later! :o)
Good luck!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

More free Sew Beautifuls....

Issues 60,61 and 63 :o)

Free Material!

Again, I will give this to the first person to claim it. dandelionavenue@bellsouth.net I will ship the most economical way that I can to save you postage. :o)
First we have a little over 3 yards of Sweeet Dreams by Robyn Pandolph
Next, we have a little over 2 1/2 yards of Nature's Tranquility by Cheri L. Strole for Moda Good luck!

Raggedy Ann has found a home :o)

Just a quick note to say that the jumper has been taken. Next, we have some Sew Beautiful Magazines. Issues 85, 78 and Summer 1998.

I can ship them bookrate if needed. Again, just email me! The first one to email me gets them.....just pay postage :o) dandelionavenue@bellsouth.net

For the Early Birds.....

I'm up and at 'em early this morning. Here is a hand smocked raggedy ann and andy jumper. I bought this for my daughter but she never had a chance to wear it. It is beautifully made. Please only ask for it if you know of a child who can/will wear it. It would be a shame for it to sit in another closet.

Since it was handmade, I am not positive of the size. I am thinking it is around a size 6/7. From shoulder to ankle: 41" From shoulder to crotch: 24" Inseam: 20" Chest 27"
Like before, just email me. The first one, wins it. You just pay for shipping! :o)
Good luck. dandelionavenue@bellsouth.net

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

School set has been taken!

The school set has a new home :o) but I am still cleaning! I don't think I will post any more this evening.....I'm watching the Biggest Loser (Goooooo Danny!!)
I'll post more tomorrow.

what a job!

Boy, this has been an ALL DAY job. And I still have a huge pile of "Miscellaneous" in my living room that I have to decide what to do with. I am not very good at parting with things. My husband's idea of cleaning is just to throw everything out and he is done in record time! I have to sit and ponder over every scrap! lol ughghghghg. I am tired. I have several more freebies that I will list though. Here is the latest freebie:
A sweet little vintage style backpack.

As with the other freebies, the first one to write me will get it. One freebie per person please. Priority shipping will probably be around 5 bucks. I can check first class if you like. Just let me know.
UPDATE: I just found a sample made of the same vintage ABC fabric. I believe it is around a size 5.

So if this works for you, you can get both :o)


Ok, the peppermint twist set is gone now too. I need to take a breather here. I'll be back later :o)

another set!

Ok, the tshirt is gone. This is for a Peppermint/Denim/Chenille 2 pc set. It was worn one time by my daughter. It is app. a size 5. It has adjustable straps and an elastic back. The shirt worn underneath is not included. This is for the dress and hat.

AGAIN....These free items ARE NOT FOR RESELL.
Please only take them if you have or know of a sweet little girl who can wear it.
One freebie per person please!

Another freebie!

The set has found a new home :o)

Next is a hand beaded t shirt. It is quite shabby sweet. It features cabbage roses with seed beads sewn on for accent. It is a size 4.

Postage will only be about $2.00 for 1st class.
Write me dandelionavenue@bellsouth.net

Cleaning out the sewing room! FREE STUFF!

Ok, my sewing room has become absolutely disastrous. I would post a picture but I am afraid it would scare you........it really is that bad. In the midst of my cleaning, I have found some stuff that needs good homes.
Since it is officially December and I am in the Christmas spirit, this will be FREE to a good home. Just pay the postage :o) (that should be around $6-$7)
First is a FIVE PIECE set!!!
This set is best suited for little sweeties in the 24M, 2t, 3t size range. Please check the measurements below and if you know someone who could wear this, be the first to write me,pay the postage and it is yours! It will come with tags and suitable for gift giving!
the top: 16" long
the skirt: elastic waist & 13" long
the pants: elastic waist, 15" long
the jacket: 16"long with adjustable sleeve length and generous chest
ruffled socks
***Please note that the apple hat is not included***
This needs a sweet little girl to wear it.

Keep checking back as I will post more as I clean! :o) Email me at dandelionavenue@bellsouth.net.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bluebirds and Roses....

Two of my favorite things!! I just love how this vintage inspired ensemble came out! I'll probably list it on ebay next year.....that sounds so funny to say next year!! sigh Where does the time go? Next year is only a little over a month away!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Latest project

Just a quick post to show my latest project. A sweet customer has ordered a smocked Christmas blouse. I am still working on it, but I think it will turn out cute!! :o)

Friday, November 13, 2009

An interesting visitor!

I came home from taking my daughter to school and look what was waiting for me!
Isn't it beautiful? It was on the peak of one of our bay windows just sitting there rather majestically. I was happy to have been able to capture the moment! :o)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New listings!

I have all sorts of new listings this week! The Polkadotz Shoppe is having a fun Valentines launch. So I have listed a sweet little patchwork twirl... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170405474639

Then over on etsy I have listed a personalized ornament shirt set

and also a DARLING little Mary Engelbreit patchwork twirl set! http://www.etsy.com/shop/dandelionavenue

I have been a busy lady!! I hope everyone has a very blessed Veteran's Day tomorrow! A huge THANK YOU to all our Veterans!

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Sneak Peek of upcoming sets!

I am so excited!!! I have 3 new little models that I am going to photograph tomorrow! Here is a sneak of the dupion smocked gown that one little sweetie will model:

Here is a sneak of a 3 pc hand embroidered pants set that her little sister will model :o)

Stay tuned for when they will be listed. I can't wait to see the girls in them!
Have a super day!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hand Smocked Portrait Dress Listed..

Here is a sneak of a portrait set I just listed over on etsy! Lots of faux seed pearls and bullion roses make it extra special!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Diving into the world of blogging

I will start this blog with a disclaimer and confession. I really am not cool enough to blog. I am not particularly witty. I have no deep, philosophical ponderings. I am not an especially gifted photographer. I am not profoundly wise. But a friend of mine convinced me that I MUST have a blog.......that customers like blogs. So here I am.......blogging. I will go ahead and ask forgiveness in advance for what will probably be some pretty lame postings. With that being said, welcome to my blog! lol