The Final Sewing Project Fitting. And More Teasers about the Big News.

Dec 22, 2011 | Beauty and Style | 25 comments

OK, first.
If, by some miracle,
you have ANY inkling of what the “Big News” is PLEASE,
DO NOT mention it in the comment box!
But I will tempt you by letting you know a HUGE giveaway will coincide with the Big Announcement… spread the word girls!
My days of rolling out of bed and crawling to the sewing machine are over.
And I’ve decided I have named a new mental disorder…
Look at that! Hubbie’s shirt from off the floor and everything! I can’t believe I am posting this photo!
Just keepin’ it real.
And I’ve decided I have named a new mental disorder…
It’s the creative curse I suppose. It’s the reason just sewing an “Easy Sew” dress could never be good enough. Noooooooooooooo… I had to a add rosettes trim, a giant sash and use slippery, shreddy, ornery taffeta!
But, boy oh boy… sometimes O.T.T.D. pays off!
Two dresses, two girls, two birthdays (one Christmas Eve and one in January!)
Not to mention my grand- daughters someday getting to wear them!






Now I am off to make the Tinkerbell (or “Tinker” as she is known in this house)
Macarons… with the requested Pixie Dust of course.
Then I shall set the table for the party, finish wrapping
and collapse into a heap.
‘Tis the season to be Momma.


  1. Adrienne

    What darling cuteness those dresses are on your beautiful girls!
    I can’t wait to hear the big news!

    Happy Holidays.

    xoxo, Adrienne

  2. Dorothy

    Those dresses are sooooo darling!
    Not to mention those who are wearing them. You do good work.

  3. Becky

    You do amazing work.The dresses are gorgeous!
    Your daughters are so beautiful,and your boys so very handsome.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    I cannot wait to hear the big news.Blessings,Becky

  4. Joy@aVintageGreen

    You did pick the toughest fabric for fraying and made the most beautiful, gorgeous, keep forever dresses for your little ones. Great sharing. Hope you fit in a little sleep in the next few days.

  5. julie - eab designs

    This post brings back so many happy memories of sewing matching dresses for my girls. Taffeta was always a first choice and of course, velvet. Mine are stored away hoping they will be worn again as well. Happy Christmas to you and your lovely family!

  6. Sherri

    Those dresses are just spectacular!! Gorgeous! What a beautiful job you did! Enjoy your Christmas and have a Happy New Year!!

  7. Teri

    this is why i want to take up sewing! i absolutely think those are the cutest dresses ever!

  8. It's me

    What a sweet dresses you make for yout girls darling !!!….xxx…

    Bedankt lieverd voor je gezelligheid steun en liefde van het afgelopen jaar……liefs van mij……Ria

    Thanks my darling for your fun loving and support over the past year….love from me……Ria


    Fijne Kerstdagen,
    Merry Christmas,
    Glaedelig Jul,
    Merry Christmas,
    Joyeux Noel,
    God Jul,

  9. debbie h.

    You are one of my heros and the mom I hope I would be had I had daughters instead of 4 sons. You amaze me with all that you accomplish and do with your life. Christmas blessings to you and your family.

  10. Farmchick

    Those girls are precious in those dresses! Fabulous!

  11. DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family

    The dresses turned out exquisite!
    So perfectly stitched a with a Mamma’s love!

    Beautifully modeled by your living dolls.

    I wish you and your precious ones
    Merry Christmas blessings!

    I’ll be here to follow and support your endeavors in 2012!


  12. elizabeth

    The dresses turned out beautifully!
    The detail is amazing!

  13. Pam

    The dresses are absolutely as amazing as the mama who made them! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Looking forward to the big news. :0)

  14. Erin of Salvaged Whimsy

    I’m here from LaurieAnna’s Vintage Home…I just read your feature there. I’m in total awe of you…I’m a SAHM to 2 – who are 1 and 2 – and wow, just wow. My house is in total functional mode right now…I’ve been putting off doing anything pretty until the babies are older. You’ve inspired me to try to add a little style to the insanity around here. Your babies (I call all kids “babies”) are gorgeous…and the dresses you’ve made are beautiful (I think your girls agree, from looking at the smiles!).
    Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures of your family and home and garden – I’m following so I can continue to be inspired by your amazingness!! (How on earth, on top of everything else you do, do you have your home in show-ready condition with 4 kids during the Holidays? WOW again!)

  15. Sherri Mitchell

    Oh my gosh those dresses are GORGEOUS!! They look perfect on the girls. Beautiful color πŸ™‚ Just popping in to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and very Happy New Year! xo

  16. Carole Kurth

    Oh, I LOVE your blog! I remember reading about you in ‘Where Women Cook’ but I just re-found you thru ‘Vintage Paperie’! What JOY!

    I read the Bracelet Exchange post, and love that idea. That would be so much fun for a girly Valentine party!

    I’m a new blogger, and I’m having so much fun exploring other blogs, and making new friends (I sound like a gooey cheerleader-eek)…The Christmas dresses are beautiful. Have a Merry Christmas.

  17. Joannah

    Wow, Angela! Those dresses are amazing. Definitely heirlooms. I wish I had a tenth of your talent and creativity.

    Merry CHRISTmas! πŸ™‚

  18. Heather's Blog-o-rama

    Those dresses are so CA-UTE πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Those are adorable πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ Happy CHRISTmas to you and your family πŸ™‚ Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather πŸ™‚

  19. Fiona

    Beautiful, beautiful girls and beautiful, beautiful dresses. Merry Christmas!

  20. Susan Hawthorne

    Those dresses are precious. I can’t believe the details!

  21. Kate

    I love the dresses and would totally be willing to pay you to make one for Nora if you ever decide to go into business!

  22. Mandy

    precious. merry christmas friend.

  23. Sheila

    I can’t believe you actually made those! They are stunning! What a gift to make your vision into reality. Would love some sewing lessons from you. When I was at the fabric store doing some holiday shopping, I looked at the taffeta immediately thought of you!

    Those dresses are such a special gift to your girls. My mom used to make me beautiful clothes. I wish I had them to give to my daughter. I do have a beautiful coat that she made for herself before I was born. There are photos of her wearing it while she was holding me as a baby. I feel close to her whenever I wear it.

  24. Kaleigh

    ADORE the dresses! Dying to know what pattern you used- seems like all the easy sew patterns are to simple with no room for details. Any suggestions for patterns?

  25. Ashley

    Oh my goodness. Those dresses are perfection. So so beautiful. The color, style, little models. LOVE.


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