Just updated the calendar through May. Jessie's hosting this week. Let me know if anything changes and you can't host on your date. Here's what I have:
Posted by Maren at 11:25 AM
In researching for a paper, I came across this sewing group. This article was written in 2001 - but this group has survived for 29 years. I love it. I hope we can say that about this group 26 years from now. They sew twice a week. Could you imagine? We might actually get something done. My favorite thing about this group is:
Posted by Maren at 12:36 PM
We did this the old fashioned way. Dumped all the names in a pot and drew one out (and a couple extra backups, just in case). I let Paige draw the names - she had a lot of fun doing it.
The winner of the Yellow Smock with Black polkadots is:
Lucy H. from Coolidge
The winner of the Cake Smock with green lining is:
Tonya from Troy
Please contact me by Friday, and I will get them mailed this weekend:
maren_buchanan [at] yahoo [dot] com
If I don't hear from them by Sat AM - I will go to the next name drawn. Thanks for participating! This was fun!
Posted by Maren at 8:15 PM
I love this time of year: the weather, the smell of orange blossoms, the Easter decor, and the Easter dresses! Now that I sew I love it even more. I start thinking of what I'm going to make long before Easter is here. This year I decided to try a dress with a zipper. I won't say that I love my work. I need to practice putting in more zippers. But if you look at the dress from the front it's not bad. :) I love this fabric from the Lotus line from Amy Butler. I bought it from Above All Fabric. I get most of the fabric I buy online from there. I have been nothing but thrilled with the service.
I finished this sundress for Myla. I've had this great fabric (Red Letter Day by LizzyHouse) waiting for the perfect project. I finally decided to just go for it. I used this pattern from Simplicity, but as usual didn't follow the instructions exactly. Pattern reading is not my forte. I took Myla outside to take some pics before school and she started doing these poses. I asked her what she was doing and she said (with all the exasperation of a teenager), "I'm doing my dance "I Feel Pretty!" Oh, right. Why didn't I know that? :) She's taking dance now and they are practicing a dance to "I Feel Pretty." She's in this stage where she will tolerate me putting her in a dress for school or church but the second she comes home she changes. Works for me! Then they won't get tomato soup and strawberry juice all over them.
**NOTE: I apologize for anyone that reads my personal blog as well as this one, you will be reading this twice.**
For December Bunko, I won a homemade apron from Maren. Maren, being the kind generous friend she is, also made Maddie an adorable skirt and matching applique shirt to match. I had full intention of having a mother-daughter photo shoot outdoors, but just never got around to it, and I just had to post pictures of these amazing works.
I love the high waist of my apron and the fabric Maren picked out. And I love how full and girly Maddie's skirt is, especially with the petticoat. Thanks Maren; you're amazing!
Posted by Christie at 11:40 AM
Please excuse the lame name for this little project. I couldn't come up with a better one, so if you have any ideas please save me!