Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas - Happy Birthday, Jesus

Wishing All A Very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year.

When your precious Son became a tiny baby in a stable in Bethlehem in poverty and simplicity, you changed our world. As we imagine those surroundings, we join with the shepherds and the wise men in wonder and praise. We thank you for our material lives, praise you for our spiritual lives, and trust in you for our eternal life. Amen.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Marley Dress

A Christmas themed dress I made for a gift using the Marley Pattern. The fabric is by Riley Blake.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

One Day Sale - Two Patterns for the Price of One Sale

One Day Only

Two for the Price of One

Buy one Individual Pattern and Get One of Your Choice Free

Starting at 7AM (Central) on Friday, November 26th till 7am (Central) on Saturday, November 27th.

Purchase one $9.95 pattern in my Etsy Shop and get a second one for up to $9.95 free. Purchase one of the patterns and add a note to it telling me which one you want as the free one. (Single patterns only, does not include bundle/value packs)

Just in time for last minute holiday sewing or to get ready for Spring.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Marley Pattern Now Available

Marley Dress Pattern is now available in my Etsy Shop. CDs will be shipped to retailers next week.

It is a fully lined dress with a ruffled sleeve, side pleats and pockets. Add a turtleneck and leggings for the fall. You can eliminate the sleeves, pockets and/or pleats for a different look. Add embroidery/applique to the front or pockets for extra detail.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Marley Pattern Tester Pictures

Here are some of the pictures from testers of the Marley pattern. Thanks to all the testers for the great comments and pictures.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Marley Cover Photo Shoot Pic

Here is one of the pictures from the recent photo shoot for the Marley Cover. Thanks to my friend, Joni, of Joni Chustz Photography, who not only took the pictures but also supplied the models. Her little girls are just adorable.
Looking forward to this weekend because I get the pleasure of babysitting for these two. Can't wait. Will be lots of fun.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Short Vacation now back to Working on the new pattern

I spent a long weekend in Las Vegas this past week. The weather was beautiful and we had a great time. Here are a few of the pictures.

There were beautiful fall decorations in the casinos.

Dessert at the Bellagio. Yum!

Elvis times 2 and me.

We visited the Pawn Shop where Pawn Stars is filmed.

Since I got back I have gotten most of the tester comments and some pictures for the new pattern, Marley. I will be working on revisions this week and weekend and taking a few more pictures for the instructions. The pattern cover will be next then I'll put it all together to make available to sell.

The Marley pattern will have lots of options to change the look. I am looking forward to seeing what customers do with it. I've gotten many pictures of items made with my patterns and the talent, creativity and ideas are awesome. I love getting pictures and hearing from customers.

Thanks to all my customers and internet friends for making this business so enjoyable.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Marley Dress Pattern First Look

The Marley Dress pattern was sent to testers last night. Here is a first look at it. Let me know what you think.

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Pattern Coming Soon

My new pattern, Marley, will be sent to testers soon. It's a dress in sizes 1 - 6 named after my first grandchild, due to be born in mid January. I'll post a picture soon.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Karen Capri Top and Betsey/Joey Shorts

I'm so blessed to have such precious little girls to use for models. Besides being my model , this little one is like family. Love her!
She is wearing the Karen Capri Set and Betsey/Joey Reversible Shorts. The fabric is from Ikea.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Who Dat?

Here are some pictures of my "adopted" grandchild in her Saints dress I made for her 3rd birthday. She has two sisters that are just as precious as she is.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Karesa Dress

The Karesa Dress was named after my niece. Here she is showing the dress she made for her niece's first birthday. Although she hadn't sewn in awhile, the dress came out great

Here a couple pictures of the little one in her birthday dress. Isn't she the cutest?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Halloween's Past

I've been scanning old pictures and came across these of my oldest daughter and niece in costumes my sister and I made them. I have to admit, the costumes I made for the oldest were much more planned and thought out. The second and third one got the hand me down costumes and ones that are just thrown together at the last minute.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Call me Grandma

I have been having two things on the top of my "bucket" list for a long time - a trip to Italy and granchildren. I had the opportunity to travel to Italy this past Maywhile there received the news that I am going to be a grandma in mid January. Yesterday we found out it is a girl!!! Time to start sewing!!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Football Season Approaching

My "adopted" grandchild is having her 3rd birthday party this weekend. I decided to make her something for the upcoming football season. I made the Riley top and Karen Capri Pants for her LSU outfit and McKensie dress for the Saints. I decided her little sister needed a matching LSU dress so I made one for her also.

The fleur di lis fabric is a new print by Fabric Finders in black & gold and purple & gold. The coordinating fabrics are also Fabric Finders.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Customer Creations - Betsey/Joey Shorts and McKensie Dress

Here are a couple of pictures I got today from a customer using the Betsey/Joey Shorts Pattern and McKensie Dress Pattern.

The coordinating applique is a nice touch to make the outfit complete.

This dress is a great canvas for embroidery as you can see. Love the ladybugs.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ava Sundress Customer Creation

What a great treat to see these pictures in an email from a customer today. She used the Ava Sundress pattern and added a ruffle to the hem. This precious model has some great poses. Thanks R for sending these.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

This past weekend we did a photo shoot with some of my designs. Although it was warm out, the models were great. I am very blessed with many friends who have precious children to model for me.

I am trying to learn how to take better photos and had the opportunity to shoot some of the pictures. It was a great learning experience and much fun.

Thanks to Robert Montero Photography ( and Roy Pino Photography ( for a successful shoot and great photos.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Photo Shoot at the Beach

I spent the weekend at the beach and had the opportunity to take some pictures of a friend in a couple of outfits from my patterns. She was an awesome model, posing like a professional.

Dee Dee Pleated Dress

Karen Capri Top - Betsey/Joey Shorts

Not one of my patterns but too cute!!