Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dutch girls and a few vintage finds

I really love the little dutch girls pattern.  My mother-in-law gave me this pattern when my kids were very small.  She even helped me make a few of them. Then my grandmother helped me quilt.  These are new ones I've been working on.

                                         Here all is going well, then all of a sudden....................
          Somehow this doesn't look quite right. I actually did this one more time after this one.
              Found these at a local thrift store. The zipper repair kit was dated 1957.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day form the Grandkids

 My sweet girls came by last night to decorate their Valentine boxes and they wanted to show them off.
 Ruby has on her pj's I made from a knit sheet. This is the 4th one I've and the only picture. First 2 made from Fleece, the 3 rd made from flannel and the last one here in knit. The knit was the easiest to sew. I used McCall's pattern 6475. Very easy to make.
 I made the dolls for the girls last week from Sewing with Children.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Poodle skirts for the sock hop

My girls needed some poodle skirts for the sock hop held at their school last month. At the time I made them I didn't have a child pattern.  So I went to the Internet and found a great pattern. I had an adult pattern and used the poodle from there and reduced them. They picked out their own fabric from my stash and let me know exactly how to finish it. 
Don't know if you've seen the movie Frankenweenie but Ruby wanted her poodle to look like Sparky's girlfriend.