Hello everyone! Alisha here. Today I’m sharing my favorite project I’ve made to date. In December, my oldest son’s teacher and her husband were blessed to adopt a newborn baby girl. We were all surprised and elated by the news! I knew I wanted to make something for the new baby from her class. After thinking, I realized a handprint quilt would be a perfect gift.
After deciding on my project, I sketched out the quilt design and calculated my fabric needs. I decided on a simple block design with sashing between the blocks. There were 21 students in his class so in order to make a square quilt, I needed 3 more blocks. Another teacher’s mother does machine embroidery. She made me 3 squares with baby’s name, baby’s birth stats, and a Bible verse I felt was fitting. The verse I chose was “For this child, I have prayed” from 1 Samuel 1:27. Continue Reading
Eleri here today! I’m sharing my entry for the Sew Yourself Some Love 2016 link-up at Pattern Revolution.
Guess what? This is the first time I’m participating in a link-up! I still have so much to learn about blogging, but I am really enjoying sharing my creations with all of you and appreciate all the support and feedback!
I don’t sew a lot for myself… I mean with four growing kids, I can fill every minute at my sewing machine making stuff just for them. At 5’10”, I am tall, but it is also not impossible to find store bought clothes that fit me well…. or well-enough. Continue Reading
Welcome to the third and final part of my series on transforming my mother’s wedding gown (which was made by her mother) into a keepsake First Communion gown for my daughters. If you are just joining us, check this post out for details on the original gown and this post out for the pattern inspiration and process I used to update the gown.
To refresh your memory, I started here. My grandmother made my mother’s gown out of crepe chine and polyester lace. Continue Reading
Raise your hand if you love a great knit dress!
With three girls in our house, we certainly do!
Today at Show and Tell, we are blogging about the new Pocketful of Posies knit dress from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop!
Ever since Amy shared her knit dress creation with her custom Have Courage and Be Kind strike-offs in December, I have been watching for this pattern release and I was lucky enough to be chosen as a tester. Continue Reading
Today, I am going to talk about the pattern I chose to make my daughter’s First Holy Communion and Confirmation gown.
Last summer, I decided that I would make my daughter’s First Communion gown out of my mother’s wedding gown that was handmade by my grandmother.
I am going to be honest. I was tempted to purchase one. I could not figure out what I was going to do with the particular style of my mother’s dress. Continue Reading
In a few days, it will be 14 years since my maternal grandmother passed away. I have wanted to share what I am creating but I have honestly had an incredibly emotional time working on this.
“Those whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before.
They are now wherever we are.” – St. John Chrysostom
This is the woman who taught me to love to create and I visited her almost every day as a child. I remember sitting next to her on her recliner while she taught me to crochet at the age of 7. I remember sitting at her little kitchen table while she would sketch out birds and flowers (she was a talented china painter) for me to paint over with watercolors. She also taught me to embroider and tried to teach me to knit which became my true love in crafting for several years until I fell in love with sewing. Continue Reading
We are celebrating both the first joint post on the Show and Tell Project and a new Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop pattern release today!
Emily and I have been collaborating behind the scenes and brainstorming future Show and Tell Project posts. The Show and Tell Project team is so excited to introduce her and her beautiful sewing to our readers today!
Have you ever bought knit fabric at the store and wondered why the shirt you made just didn’t hang or feel the same as a ready-to-wear tee?
Have you ever been frustrated sewing with knits? Have you watched your feed dogs try to eat your fabric? Or struggled with skipped stitches?
I started sewing 8 years ago (and more obsessively the last four) and I assure you, that I have had all of these struggles. Continue Reading
It is no secret among my sewing friends that the most frequent pattern I use is the Gloria by Peekaboo Patterns Shop. With three slender girls, it is helpful to be able to custom make comfortable knit play dresses for them.
As soon as I saw this new fabric line, I knew I would be purchasing some. This is the Idlewild Line by Pattern Anthology for Riley Blake. I purchased two other fabrics in the collection and cannot wait to show you the projects I have planned! Continue Reading