May 30 2017

So many memories are often tied up in our fabric scraps that it is often hard to part with them.  While dresses need to be passed on and photos are great, there is something special about touching the fabric itself.  Around age 6 little girls often have quite […]

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Mar 30 2017

My excuse….. well it is Spring after all.  The fabric was washed and pressed, the pattern was ready and the sewing of the Easter dress was to begin on Saturday.  But, all it took was a text message from a friend inviting me to an event right up […]

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Dec 9 2016

At age 6, she is now more aware that Nana, Mommy and Aunt Anna are running a creative business together.  She is beginning to understand that we design, illustrate, sew and test a final product that we then sell to other Nana’s and Mommies who want to sew […]

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Nov 21 2016

A few weeks ago I shared what Thursday afternoons are like when Tiffany comes to work with me.  Anna is my other lovely assistant and my computer guru.  Anything I get stuck on or just want done faster, she takes care of.  She takes  the mystery out of […]

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Oct 20 2016

Hello, we thought we would give you a peek at our afternoon.  If you don’t already know her, let me introduce you to Tiffany.  Tiffany is our office manager and takes care of our pattern production, shipping and all of that other business stuff.  She also keeps us […]

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Sep 10 2016

Our quarterly girl’s retreat was a success!  Once a quarter, if life permits, we like to leave the men and kiddos behind and do something together that’s relaxing, educational, and inspires creativity.  This time, I got to pick the place and event.  The art of wine making has […]

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Aug 2 2016

This is what she wore on her date with her daddy.  The picture pretty much says it all.  He is one lucky man! Because some of you will want to know, the dress was made from pattern #136 and was featured in Sew Beautiful Magazine #141.  The smocking […]

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May 18 2016

Her smocked spring dress is so appropriate for her uncle’s wedding this weekend. It is a bonus that one of the wedding colors is yellow. Although she is not in the wedding, this dress would be adorable and very appropriate as a flower girl dress.  The dress is […]

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Mar 25 2016

What did I find inspiring today during our week of inspiration?  A 5 year old who wanted to make her own Easter purse on her toy sewing machine with a bit of help from Nana.  She was very specific about her fabric choices, how she wanted the fabric […]

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Feb 20 2016

A look back at Easter 4 years ago.  Our sweet girl had just moved to Alabama from Arizona and the little cousins were still getting acquainted.  I had made their outfits and was looking forward to getting some good photos and a lot of baby play for the […]

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