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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Queen of Hearts for a Day

The decree was issued....there was to be celebration for the upcoming arrival of a sweet baby princess. I would attend the event as Queen of Hearts .  So I quickly got busy sewing  my queenly outfit.  Brushed off my crown and prepared for a most exquisite event.

And oh, what an event it was! 
The minute I entered Wheatley Castle, I was met with flowers and crowns everywhere.
Pink and White Flowers Everywhere
Fairy godmothers, and princesses galore...
Three Generations The Mom to Be in Yellow.

(The performance of these three beauties' serenade to the mother to be was delightful.)
Queens, a Prince (or two) and two "Rapunzels"...

Found my sweet Princess and her little Pea.

princess and the pea and Queen of Hearts
The tables were impeccably set with the utmost care.
The food was delicious but the desserts were to die for...

And in the end, a carriage filled with pink, white and gold was presented to the soon to be mother and her  little princess.
Oooolala.....a most memorable event indeed.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sewing a Vintage Style Blessing Outfit

It was so much fun to make this little outfit for my newest grandson's blessing (a "blessing" in my church is similar to a "christening" in other Christen churches ...our church just names the baby and does not baptize the child at this time):

One day I will have some labels made...for now I just sew them on my machine.  The buttons (both front and back) are true blue vintage...got them from an estate sale.  It is hard to see, but the band in front is upcycled from a vintage linen napkin.  I liked it because it added a bit of texture.

The linen fabric and supplies all came from my stash.  I didn't have to go to the store to purchase a thing!  That makes me very happy.. 

Henry's blessing: Relaxed

Sophie made the little shoes.

Henry's blessing: Asleep in his wee linen suit
A most precious little baby.

Henry's blessing: GranZ and Henry

I could hold this little one all day.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sewing Vintage No. 2

Here is the second in my year long series of sewing vintage.

Again, I re-purposed a hand embroidered dresser scarf for the collar.

Karen made her dress with a vintage Vogue pattern
The hat is the real deal...it came from my mother-in-law's collection.

I got the fabric for a dollar a yard from the clearance section at Wallmart.
What a deal.
I used this 1956 Retro Butterick pattern:
1956 Retro Butterick Pattern 5813

I sure do love the styles from yesteryear.