Monday, January 7, 2013

Emeline's Cinderella Dress

Emeline calls this her Cinderella dress because it is long, has a full skirt, and is blue! When I tried it on her, she started dancing across the floor, just like Cinderella!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

4-H Clover Style Competition

    Emma Jane and the 4-H Clover Style Competition

 1st Place in School Wear

This is the school-ware ensemble that Emma Jane made for the 4-H Clover Style competition today in Mt. Juliet, TN. As usual, I forgot my camera. Our extension agent had her camera, though. I should be getting some pictures from her soon. The fabric is Lilly Belle by designer Bari J. The jacket pattern is Simplicity 1797. Emma Jane omitted the facings and added a full lining. The flower brooch is a free tutorial from the Sew Serendipity blog. Emma Jane said that the brooch was really fun to make! 

Here is the dress!!! The pattern is Sew Serendipity BeBe by Kay Whitt. It is super cute. I love it. Emma Jane serged all of her seams and did the gathering with the ruffler foot on her sewing machine. You get extra credit for using a serger in this competition. There is also a 22" invisible zipper in the back of the dress.

The purse pattern is the Rosetta Ruffle Bag by Sis Boom. Emma Jane made a few changes to the pattern. She did not sew the ruffles into the side seams of the purse. She attached the ruffles after she sewed the side seams together. Emma Jane also added the cross-body strap with the hardware for that professional look! 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This is Emma Jane's castle for her history class. She always does a great job with her projects! This was made out of cereal boxes!

Raw Milk

Making Butter out of Raw Milk

I am pouring off the buttermilk.

The yummy butter.

The buttermilk is the best I have ever had!

Making Raw Cheese

These are large cheese curds. I am breaking them up into 1/2" cubes.

The end product is mozzarella cheese which is resting in brine for a day.

Handmade Christmas Gifts

Jewelry Bags

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Emeline in Diagonal Lace Dress

 The slip is a peek-a-boo in the back, also. I love that! I like to use beauty pins on a dress like this. The slip has the plastic snaps that are dry cleanable. (They don't melt under the iron.) I never dry clean an heirloom dress. I use the sink, water, and baking soda.

 One great aspect of this dress is that it does not wrinkle like most Batiste dresses do. I think it is because the dress is mostly made of lace and tiny folded tucks. This dress is a mother's dream. Though, I still have Emeline wear the slip in the car seat, and I put the dress on when we get to our destination!

The pattern is Wendy Schoen's Diagonal Lace Christening Gown. I made it into a dress instead of a Christening Gown. I made all the band groups in the round and then connected them. With much prayer, they all fit together! I do this because I don't like folded tucks seamed together. This is my favorite dress!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Emma Jane made this skirt and altered the sweater. The idea for the altered sweater came from Sandy Henderson's Book Sewing Bits & Pieces.

Emeline's Kari Berries Dress with a few extra details.

This is Emma Jane's dress for her cousin's wedding. I made this one.

Flower brooches