Wednesday, June 24, 2009


mending, originally uploaded by sraines.

Grandma passed away in April. She was born and raised in the mountains of Virginia where people did things like purchase seeds only once in a lifetime or spend an entire day at a Sunday meetin'.

This weekend I was given some linens from her attic.
They are amazing!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The list

color blocks, originally uploaded by sraines.

These blocks have been on my sewing to do list for quite some time.
Too long.
The child that prompted the blocks even being put on the list is now three.
Very sad.
But, I have now attempted the block set. Check that off the list!

I combined a couple of different tutorials. Most folks recommend using a "t" pattern. I used a modified version of that method and it worked pretty well. Although, my corners turned out more rounded than others I've seen out there.
One side of each little block has a different texture fabric. All except the green block. But it has parachuting pigs.

Friday, June 5, 2009

June's featured items

Introducing... featured items in the shop for the month of June!

After an unplanned break from sewing for the shop new items were posted just today. Fresh and in time for coming summer, these wares are especially for little women.

The summer tanks are inspired by the great fun I have making pictures on onesies. Both are of the size S and could fit a child between 3T-5T.
The little pink bird is so sweet and I even got to use a button on her! (Something I don't get to do with onesies.)
Note: Please forgive the washed-out nature of these photos. Is it possible that it was just too beautiful and sunny today?
The happy tree is still one of my favorite designs. Found here on a linen green tank.

And my first dress to be listed in the shop- the garden dress. This is a dainty, delicate ware for a girl wearing 5T-6T. The crochet and lace is in a unique goldenrod color. So pretty!

Enjoy these wares! Happy shopping for little girls everywhere!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A picture with words

Most of the time I just use card stock for mats when hanging photos or prints. But today when I ventured into my craft cabinet I had to move an old, worn book out of the way to get to the paper underneath.
"Wait! Use me!"
So I did.