Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I was inspired by Anna's blog though of her step-by-step directions on how to make pillow cases. (...I confess that I have been lazy these days and have only sewn when I have a pattern/guidelines to go by instead of being brave enough to draft my own.) But do take a look at these vintage-inspired pillow cases ... you just might get in the mood to pull out your fabric scraps to make some!
However in other news, I took the plunge and edited all the prices on our website for the going-out-of-business sale, and the prices will continue to be reduced until we sell everything.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
From Crystal's website:
“I believe that God has something so much greater for Christian young women today than following the careerism, consumerism, humanism, and feminism that the world wants to offer you.”
In this session, originally given at the Ultimate Homeschool Expo, Crystal Paine, a homeschool graduate who is now happily married and mother of two, shares from her heart and personal experience three keys to living a vibrant, meaningful life while unmarried. Packed with practical ideas and Biblical encouragement. 70 minutes. Includes an audience question and answer segment at the end.
I was so excited to listen to this CD, and I definately consider it to be one of my favorite speaking audio's. It is literally brimming full of encouragement for single young women who wondering "what am I going to do next?" or just wondering what to do while waiting for Prince Charming, and I am thrilled that I have an extra copy to giveaway! As like last time...
To enter: Please e-mail us your name and mailing address and you'll be automatically added into the drawing. One name per household.
To be entered in twice: Mention this giveaway on your blog/LiveJournal/xanga, then e-mail us with a link to your blog, and you will be added twice!
To find out who won: Make sure you are in by Monday at 12:00pm MST and we'll anounce the winner sometime shortly after we do a random drawing!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Through the month of August, we will put all of our things (apparel and items from the resource shop) up for sale until we can get rid of everything.
Just thought I'd give a little heads up...
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
I had much fun re-arranging the stashes that were piling up on my table, taking pictures of them (the one above is just one of the piles) and I also sorted some of our fabric that we used to make custom-made apparel for our website. I've decided to go ahead and sell them, and so these will be listed shortly here on the blog.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
The sleeves have embroidery and lace inserted in between the fabric:
Monday, July 16, 2007
The project I'm working on however is a 1914 Afternoon Dress that is loaded with hand embroidery, lace insertions, and pintucks. It is made out of a semi-sheer white-on-white checked cotton, with a cotton sheer mist batiste for the bodice and skirt linings. I'm excited to be working on a new pattern and here is a a snapshot of what is coming:
Oh, I also thought I should mention that my friend LeAnne, from the Tapestries blog (I highly recommend the magazine they publish!), set up a feed for our sewing blog, so if you have a Live Journal, you can read our blog on your friends page! Click here to add us.
Friday, July 13, 2007
We had a total of 31 entries and considering that this isn't a "well-known" blog out in the blogosphere, I was excited to see that many people enter. =) And thanks to those who also linked to our blog from your own.
Lord willing, we hope to have more giveaway's in the future, so this wasn't our first and last. =)
Monday, July 09, 2007
A lovely 1930-1940's era apron made in a cheery purple cotton that is dotted with orange and reddish colored flowers. The apron in entirely bound with a corresponding bias and features apricot colored buttons on the side pockets. A ladies size small to medium.
Saturday, July 07, 2007
it turned out to be a size eight! I had forgotten to add room to make it a size 12 so I am having to sell this, as I don't know how long it will take me to get back to a size 8. =P Oh well, maybe someone else will enjoy it!
Friday, July 06, 2007
So what have I been sewing? Take a look:
I finished up this girls dress that was made out of a purple calico tropical breeze, which is now up for sale. This pattern was one that my youngest sister Molly wore often for many years. It's hard to believe that she is no long a little girl, but is becoming a young woman who will be 13 this October!
The item that I started afterwards was a 1930 to 1940-ish apron. I had some extra matieral after I made one up for Leah (my sister who is 18) and after loving the way it turned out, I'm making another one to sell. The only difference between the two is that I'm adding some large apricot colored buttons to the pockets for a little extra "touch."
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
For the last six months, we've contemplated shutting our business down. I have had visions of it branching into a ministry of some kind, but maybe they are just dreams.
Do I here any thoughts or ideas?