I hope to inspire and entertain you with a lot of sewing and a little of everything else!

Friday, January 30, 2015

FREE Vintage Bluebird Embroideries for You!

I digitized the vintage bluebird transfer for you. You can download it under "Files" in my Mommy's Apron Strings Pattern Group!
There are 3 versions: the single bluebird for the 4x4 hoop, above.
The double bluebirds for the 5x7 hoop, and...
the bluebirds with the word "Baby" added.

Here's an actual stitch-out. I love how this looks. It would be nice for pillowcases, kitchen towels, bibs, baby blankets, quilts, etc. If you stitch it, please send me pictures. I'd love to share them!!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Time to VOTE!

We are expecting a big blizzard in New England tomorrow. At 1:30 today, school was cancelled for tomorrow- yahoo! I am planning to stay home and sew and play with my kids. I would like to start digitizing a new freebie for you. It will be vintage colorwork. Here are your choices:
Girl Bunny, perfect for Easter!
Mama Chicken with 2 Chicks (1 not shown)- just like my "girls".
2 different Bluebirds with Flowers- 1 shown, the other is similar
Teapot and Sugar/Creamer Set- each would be separate.

Go to the 
to VOTE!

Friday, January 23, 2015

A Fabric Coincidence You Won't Believe!!

Today Rosie went bowling with some friends and I was their taxi driver. While they were there, I hopped on over to one of my favorite thrift shops, which is only open Weds and Friday. I almost fell over when I saw this fabric sitting on a shelf.
Not that remarkable, you are thinking. It's not Liberty of London or woven with gold threads, right? But check out this Raggedy Ann my Mom made me when I was a baby in the 1970s!! You can read more about her history in this post.
Look at her dress! It is the EXACT same fabric. I really just can't believe I found this and it's in brand new condition!
 Not to mention, there is 14 yards of this and I paid $8! Yes, that is not a typo! I think I will have to make a Raggedy Ann dress for my future grand-daughters from this. And I think I'll have enough lef to make some other projects too, don't you agree?
In puppy news, Carter had a cough/cold, but we got some medicine from the vet and he is so much better today. This was last night after a quick bath. He is eating like a horse and playing and running around again with hardly any cough!
What was your best fabric FIND? Mine was a piece of 3 yards of Liberty Tana Lawn for $3 until this!!