Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Eco friendly, reusable fabric gift bags

Fabric gift bags are eco-friendly and reusable. No more wrapping paper in the landfill. Made with square corners for sturdy standing and filling. Waste-free alternative to traditional gift wrap and is a beautiful bag after the gift is given. Drawings are originals by Monica and drawn with archival ink which is waterproof and fade proof.

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Red polka dot English smocked 18" doll dress

Heather's MeKenna doll is modeling a red polka dot English smocked dress. The gathered long sleeves are from a design by "KeeperDollyDuds" with an old fashioned look, sporting pin tucks from the elbow to the wrist and trimmed with tiny lace.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

American Girl doll dress with fancy smocking

Meet my new model, Arleta, named after the author of a book series we have loved in our family for many years called, "Grandma's Attic".  She is wearing an heirloom quality english smocked dress with bouillon roses. Trimmed with a sweet lace edged white peter pan collar.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Fall theme coasters with hummingbirds and sunflowers

Hummingbirds, chickadees, gold finches, sunflowers, blackeyed susans. . . beautiful autumn! These are featured on fabric coasters to keep your table free from water ring in style.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lime green 18" doll dress

English Smocking looks so cute on 18" doll dresses for the American Girl type dolls. Here's a poke a dot dress with pink bullion rosebuds and a white collar trimmed in woven lace.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Autumn theme english smocked dress for 18" doll

Leaves are covering the yard and the geese are gathering in preparation for their long trip south. This 18" doll or american girl type doll is ready for the autumn weather in a brown flowered english smocked dress. Sporting long sleeves with tiny snaps on the cuff and an accent buttons.  Trimmed with an eyelet lace edged collar.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

New quiet book available

My newly designed Bible Quiet book is now available in my shop!

The purpose of this kind of toy is to help a very young child sit still and play quietly.
Another person has nicely described a quiet book as:
"a set of fabric activity pages bound together with the intent of instilling calmness and restful playtime for babies and toddlers in the event of the numberless boring adult occasions that require a hushed atmosphere." 
Such an important thing to teach! So many people today don't have respect for another when they are speaking. Learning to be quiet and to listen is one of those golden apples in a silver bowl!

This new quiet book is patterned after the theme of the many different names for the Lord Jesus found in the Bible. The activities included are: shape match, snapping, puzzles, tucking, finger puppets, buttoning, moving beads on a string and texturized pages. 

I have also included a reference sheet with scripture passages for each of the "names for the Lord Jesus".  This could be used in teaching your child these important Bible lessons.

The title on the cover is hand embroidered. Throughout the book my hand and machine stitching is combined to present a durable and pleasing product. Rings with grommets bind the book and a strap with a large snap keep it closed when not in use.