Flowers and Gardening

First Communion

| Apparel, Fabric, Flowers and Gardening, For Kids, Life

Last week, my daughter took her first communion. We wanted a simple dress to go with the lavish crown of flowers she wanted and so I made a garden party dress (by Oliver + S). I made the dress with an embroidered cotton lawn and two more layers under that of Robert Kaufman cotton lawn. […] Read more…

A rarely used skill

| Flowers and Gardening

For those of you who don’t know, I am the current VP of the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild (MMQG).  Being VP has a few extra jobs sometimes – like making a set of corsages.     We (the MMQG board and I) were inspired to make our guests and visitors stand out a little.  Our […] Read more…

How to wire flowers

| Flowers and Gardening, Techniques, Tutorial

My mom taught me a lot about sewing and embroidery, but she also taught me a great deal about floral arrangements.  For many, many years, my mom made wedding bouquets and funeral swags while working at Bachman’s.  She’s very good at it — you can see some of her wonderful arrangements in some of my […] Read more…

What I’ve been up to

| Flowers and Gardening, For the home, Life

Hi everyone, I’m still here.  Just super busy with end of school stuff — field trips, volunteering, baking for class, doing laundry for class, school picnics, etc…  Gwyneth finished up school last week and just before we brought in some simple teacher gifts – two for her teachers and one for Connor’s. I got the […] Read more…

Vintage Sheet Sundress

| Apparel, Flowers and Gardening, For Kids

I had a few bits of vintage sheets leftover from another project I’m finishing (which you’ll see soon).  I thought that they’d make a cute little sundress. The dress is very similar to Gwyneth’s Easter dress, but I enlarged it a bit since the Easter dress fit perfectly and I want this dress to fit […] Read more…

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