Monday, March 29, 2010

A little Easter swap

I've been doing a little sewing , made these little pants for Gracie and also made skirts for the two older girls .I just didn't get a chance to take pictures of those but I will. I love to sew ,crafting for me actually started with sewing . I never actually thought of sewing till several years now ago their was a sewing machine my aunt was selling for $15 in a yard sale I was hosting.

I have been sewing ever scince. The more sewing i did the better I got. If your looking for a easy peasy pattern for little girls clothes I like Sandi henderson patterns. Oh my gosh their so easy.I can't read a store pattern but these have easy to follow along directions.

Now is this little teacup just the prettiest thing?? I was lucky to have a little Easter swap with Miss Lori She makes the prettiest things....

And look at this sweet little bunny she made. Just adorable and I love the lavender!

Thank you so much Lori ! I will treasure thse lovelies! I love the sweet little bisque doll too with bunny ears!

And I leave you with these .I love to collect these cups and love it when I find one. What do you like to collect??

A little contest to tell you about!
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Annesphamily said...

I love Easter! Enough said! You have a super sweet blog and you were so lucky to get this great Easter swap treat!

Shelly said...

I guess my "crafting" also started with sewing. I used to make about 80% of my clothes,,,the rest coming mainly from Nordstrom.

My first "paid" job was at a Fabric store,,,,"Fashion Fabrics." But they hired me because I made costumes for the drama department.

I sewed EVERYTHING for years,,,including ski clothes, suits and even my first wedding dress......which all phased out as I became a full time Nordstrom Employee AND MOMMY of boys,,,,,Not so fun to sew for boys!

Now, I make a few things for the home,,,,,,but mostly craft things. My how times change!!! I want to start sewing more again this year,,

Lovely post. Thanks for sharing!
(Prayers for a warmer and dryer Saturday for My/our Parade and Bonnet contest would be appreciated!)

Beth Gales said...

I collect tea cups too! And I started my daughters,too. I love the swap...the bisque doll with bunny ears is too sweet!

Lisa said...

Cool! I am glad you are enjoying sewing! I want a machine to try!
Great swap!
Happy Spring!
Hugs, Lisa

BellaRosa said...

Andrea what lovely gifts you got from your fun Easter swap with Lori, she makes the prettiest things :) Hope you had a lovely weekend. Besos, Rose

ps..when you get a moment, please visit my lil blog and let me know how you like my lil blog redo :)


Precious little pants! Sewing can be so rewarding. And your swap goodies are fabulous! ~ Angela

tales from an oc cottage said...

WOW! What amazing treats! I am indelicately drooling! ;}

m ^..^

Debbie Demmers-Lujan said...

Andrea, my grandmother's favorite color was lavender! She lived to be 99 years old!!! Thank you for making something so delicate and pretty with lavender!!! debbie

Alison Gibbs said...

What sweet fabric you have used for the little pants.
Your Easter Swap goodies from Lori are fabulous

Lori said...

Andrea, those pants are the cutest darn things!!! thanks again for the wonderful swap...i am hoping the sun will peek out over here so i can do my pics of what you sent to me!!! said...

My mom used to make clothes for me, she was so good at it. I'd just point to a picture in a magazine and she'd whip it up with no pattern. I just wish I had gotten the sewing gene from her!! I'd love to make Sugarwings some cute clothes from vintage materials. Those pants are adorable!!

LiLi M. said...

Ah those pants, tdf! Lori has certainly spoiled you! Cannot wait to see what you've send her.
What do I collect...are you kidding?

Alba Linea said...

oooh those things are all so pretty! love the cup. best wishes and a very sunny creativy day. ;0)

Jennifer said...

Sewing????? You have yet another talent..that's not fair!!!

Elyse said...

aw, look at all of this cute! enjoy!

{your blog looks great, btw!}


Vintage Blue Studio said...

Ooooo the little bisque doll is just too sweet!

Trudy Callan said...

I am so thrilled that you are joining The Artistic Mother's Group.
We will be allowing two weeks for each project. But if you get behind, please don't worry. Just keep working a little each day. The whole point of this group is to develop the habit of doing art each day. It is also so we can encourage one another and be an accountability group. I personally need the accountability part of it. Knowing that others are coming to see what I'm up to is very motivational; otherwise, I may not finish it on my own. Some projects may be easier for you than others and may allow you to catch up. But if you don't, don't get discouraged. Just keep on going. This is a low pressure group. I want everyone to have fun and also enjoy visiting one another.
And please do a blog post about your participation in the group inviting others to join. Please give a link to my blog for those who may wish to join so they can come here and get the details and sign in. I am keeping a master list of all participants.

Each week do a post of your progress as you go through the book. When posting each week, please mention the group with a link to my blog. That way people can go to my blog and see the list of the other participants and click around to see their progress as well.

Since our group has grown so much, instead of having to put all of the links in each post or on your sidebar, I have made a button for the group. Just grab my button and put that in your sidebar. I will keep the list of all participants in my sidebar.

Please check my blog often for tips, notes of encouragement and exciting news. And please go and read my previous posts because they contain resources that will help you get a good start with the group.

Please also go back and read all of the posts I have written about The Artistic Mother group, starting near the end of February because there is a lot of good information in those posts that will help you get a good start with us.

And one last thing. Please come and check the blog list of participants on a regular basis and visit and comment as much as you can. We want to all encourage one another.

Trudy Callan
Be sure and check my blog often for updates and notes of encouragement.

I am signing up as follower and putting you on my blog list so I can know when you post, and I am adding your name to the list right now.

Again, I am so glad you could join us.
Note: Due to copyright laws, we are not allowed to do tutorials or step-by-step photos of the projects on our blogs or take photos of the pages in the book and post them. You may post a photo of your version of the project and talk about your experiences and feelings relating to it.

Also, if you are doing this project with a friend, each person must have their book unless you are doing it together under the same roof. No photocopying of the book, please.

tales from an oc cottage said...

❦ Oh, my gosh! The picture of your "motto" cups is cracking me up! That saucer peeking out behind them...I used to have it too, until my sister came over one day and saw that I was using it as a cat dish! Now, I think my cats deserve a pretty dish...but my sister thought she deserved it more! It's on a stand in her kitchen now! ;}
WHAT a seamstress you are! Adorable creations!❦

❤ ^..^

LiLi M. said...

Hi Andrea,
Just hopping over to wish you and your cute family a very happy Easter!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Andrea, I'm so loving that gorgeous fabric you used. Could you please tell me what kind of print it is and where you got it?!! p.s. I just received my giveaway goodies from you and want to say thank you SO much - I love the rose teacups and that lovely vintage fabric!