I have been SEW busy, trying to finish up my sewing projects, that I've barely had time to post any photos to my blog!
As you can see by Ms. C's happy smile, she loved her smocked dress that I made for her. It is the Childrens Corner "Anne" pattern, done with a pleated skirt instead of the gathered version that I did last time.
I have to confess, I did NOT do the picture smocking on this. I LOVE to smock but I just can't seem to do picture smocking very well.
I purchased the panel, already completed & then made the dress...with lots of help from my sewing friends, Nicole & Carol (MamaCJT). "Thank you, both!"
It has sparkle thread used as the garland on the tree with tiny little beads for the ornaments. The mice have pom-poms on their stocking caps for more 3 dimensional effects.
Working with pinwale corduroy is NOT easy, especially doing piping! The fabric frays & leaves fuzzies all over the place.
That smile made it all worthwhile, though!
♫♫ She makes my ♥ sing! ♫♫
It has been a wonderfully busy holiday season for us.
We were blessed to be able to attend several Christmas concerts that the grandchildren played in...orchestra, band, piano recitals, etc.
We've also had several dinner parties here at the house & I managed to capture a few photos to share.
I used egg whites to rim the dessert glasses with red decorating sugar & then served Edy's Peppermint ice cream, drizzled with hot fudge...YUM!
(I don't recommend the "Cupcake" Prosecco...not that great... we later opened a bottle of Asti Spumante...MUCH better!)
I'll share more of the kitchen decorations
& sewing projects
in my next post.
That is enough photos for one day!
May your home be filled with love & joy & may His Peace surround you & your loved ones during this most special of seasons.
I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for
as well as Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
& The Tablescaper for her