Friday, December 17, 2010

More fun jumpers :o)

Here are a couple more fun jumpers. HoHoHo.....

and another fun little reindeer one! :O)

I liked the aqua with the red.
I am done sewing for this I am baking! I'll post some pics and recipes of some of my favorite treats soon. I LOVE Christmas baking. I LOVE finger foods and appetizers. If anyone has a favorite, please email me at I really would love to hear from you!

Monday, December 13, 2010

fun little jumpers :o)

I made up a few little jumpers for a local boutique. Here are a couple of them. I'll post more later.
Here's a little brown cord reindeer:

Here is a white baby cord "I love Santa" jumper:

I just love how quick and easy these are to create compared to smocking!!!! Smocking takes forever!! lol I'll post more tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

All Aboard!!!

Just sharing a matching brother set that I completed last week. It is a hand smocked newborn romper and a matching 2T jon jon. Both are smocked with a train design. I used elements from a couple different smocking plates for it. I used the engine from the amazing Gwen Milner's smocking plate, Timothy's Train and the other cars from AS&E 47. Isn't it amazing how large the 2T looks beside the newborn set? Just another reminder of how quickly all sweet babies grow! (((sigh)))
Have a lovely day!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wintertime Fun!

I designed this fun little dress for a customer who wanted a dress that could be worn all winter long, not just Christmas. I love the icy blue baby corduroy. Perfect for the winter months.

I altered some of the smocking designs from Little Memories "northern lights" for two of the characters and made up the snowman design.

A few tips when smocking baby corduroy:
It smocks up really well,so don't be afraid of breaking needles. It smocks up easier than a lot of broadcloths!
I recommend using more than 4 strands of floss when doing picture smocking. I like my pictures to cover the fabric really well and that can be a little harder to do on the thicker fabrics.
For this dress I used a larger needle and the full 6 strands of floss to do the smocking. I still stripped them as usual though, as this helps with the full coverage also.
However, be aware of sore fingers when doing this! I was on a deadline for this dress, so I smocked it for 4 days straight. My poor pointer finger and thumb were SO sore from this. I have never experienced such sore fingers from smocking!
I'm sure the fatter needle, more floss and thicker fabric all contributed to this! :o) Thanks for peeking. More to come soon!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Nativity blouse

Here is a little blouse with the true meaning of the season on it :o)
It is one of my signature blouses smocked with Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus, along with some animals.

I used Little Memories Asleep in the Hay for the animals and made up Mary and Joseph.

Off to finish some more Christmas orders. Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Present Special!

Here is a little set that I made for a customer. A custom monogrammed night/daygown and matching pillowcase.! I think these make super Christmas presents! This customer wanted her set to be sleeveless, but you can request sleeves, no problem. You can also have a square bodice, as opposed to a round one. This would be super for Christmas morning photos in red/white........however, it can be made in any color combo.
Font sizeFor the next few days only, I will be offering only 3 sets for sale, here on my blog. They are $40 for the set size 6m-8. I will not have time to create any additional sets, so if you want one, buy it now :o) Thanks and have a SUPER day!!