Archive for the ‘sewing’ Category

sick. I don’t like being sick. Lots of lessons to be learned there, huh? So, anyway, now that I can lift my head with out passing out- I’m checking out creative sewing spaces on the web. And. I am inspired. Actually excited, so excited that I’m going to break up the guest room. Sorry, but it has to be done. A guest room is really a great luxury for a family of 11 (remember, Emma’s gone. She’s still in the family but no longer in need of a bedroom here- I think her husband would object). We will need to organize a comfy spot to put guests in & the guest room has no windows, which means no natural light to sew by. Pros and cons to everything, I guess.


that room is already my favorite color & houses my favorite things.

my sewing stuff is currently stored in the closet, the dresser and under the bed.

it’s not my bedroom.

it’s not a damp basement.

The lock on the door.


no more guest room.

no window.

Pros win & I can’t wait til I feel good enough to start moving in.

Now that I have actually broken my blog fast, I should probably tell you about my daughter getting married and get Josiah into my header. Baby steps.


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Let it Begin!

What is about to happen here? I have been collecting antique laces for 20 years waiting until the day my collections would be transformed into the trousseau of my daughters dreams.¬† This pile will become- a wedding dress, a bridesmaid dress, two flower girl dresses, a smocked dress for a 22 yo (yep, I’m smocking a dress for Emma) I know. You just can’t picture it. Just wait and see the vision of femininity she will be in a smocked, silk chiffon dress. There will will also be various more intimate garments. Like the ladies morning robe I am recreating from the Pink Palace Victorian wedding trousseau collection. Ohhh. This is going to be so fun.

Yards and yards of lily of the valley lace. French Lace! About 50 yards  of lily of the valley french lace! Insertion and edging. Oh. my. Can. you. believe. that?!?

No. I am NOT spending $200+ dollars to create the flower girl dresses. I got this lace at the Salvation Army super sale at the furniture mart. Thank you Heather for dragging me there & teaching me to thrift store shop like a pro! It was an unbelievable number of boxes filled with allot of junk and a few treasures. And I got this lace for seventy-five cents! SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS!

It will be tea dyed to give it an antique look & turned into flower girl confections. I’ll give you peeks into my sewing room as Emily permits.

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