Sunday, December 7, 2008

I love these vintage scenes

My wonderful seamstress Lettie brought this Very Vintage Apron over yesterday, I just adore the vintage pockets. I have to say I am a softie for all things children and family!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Aprons for sale..

I am going to be posting some Aprons and fabric choices for a few customers, so just ignore this if its not for you. Fabric combos and Aprons photos are being taken now and will post throughout the day....


We had a wonderful thanksgiving adventure! We spent our holiday in Ann Arbor, Michigan, visiting our daughter and son in law.

It was a great adventure and such fun to be together exploring the area and doing all the fun cooking and eating!

The kids stayed up late every night playing a new game "Settlers of Catan." Our time together was amazing, the flight home was a story for another day! My back does not like airplanes - but it was still worth the trip.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Allegro Fabrics, Lilly and Ebony sauces up my Tea Party pattern!

I had to share this darling rendition of my
Mother Daughter Tea Party pattern.
creates an sells the most beautiful children's clothes under the label of Lily and Ebony.
She has the most beautiful selection of fabrics and also carries darling children's patterns. Including my Apron Lady patterns!
Keep an eye on her site, she has all the latest fun patterns!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Patricia's Fish Tacos

Patricia is from Costa Rica and the most amazing cook. I just have to share her Fish Taco recipe.
Sorry there is no photo, we ate them too quick!

Fish Tacos
4 pieces of Catfish
1t Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c Dijon mustard
1 t Tabasco sauce (or more for your taste)
salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cornmeal
1/4c-1/2c Olive Oil

Soak catfish in marinade for 2 to three hours, covered in refrigerator.
After marinading fish; roll in cornmeal, then drop in simmering Olive Oil
(medium heat), cook 2-3 minutes on each side depending of the thickness of the fish.
Drain fish on a paper towel.
Serve with salsa, sliced avocado, and Patricia's special mix of 1 part Mayo and 2 parts lime juice.

Along side of this we had my homemade sour cream white bread and strawberry jam.
I will save the bread recipe for another is defiantly worth waiting for!!

Little Sewist come to visit

Last night was so fun. I thought my family was just being invited to dinner- but instead as soon as we were done with the most amazing fish tacos I was grilled and interviewed about my days as a "model" (sounds much more glamorous than it ever was), also lots of questions about pattern and clothing designing.

Oh I cant forgot to tell you .... all these questions were posed by a 9 year old. She even got out her Singer sewing machine; to see if I could fix it. Nope, I couldn't. So we packed her sister and Mom and headed to my house to check out my studio/office. (Their mom is on the new cover for my Spring Fling Apron pattern).

Out came all the new skirts for Suzie Swirl- they looked so adorable in them I cant wait to show them to all of you! My two little visitors tried on every apron and skirt I had in their size. What fun visitors they were! They each packed up a bag from my scrap box -to make some "designs" at home, I cant wait to see what they make! It's so fun to see young crafters developing right before my eyes!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sneak Peak

I cant hold back any longer, I am so excited to share with you.... Suzy Swirl Skirts, this is a pattern for 3 skirts . The other views will added to the cover soon! We have been perfecting this pattern for quite a while. What do you think? I am having fun making all kinds of fabric mixes with this pattern, with the bow -and without. Little girls patterns are so fun to make, I dream about them in my sleep!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New pattern photos thrill me!

I cant give you a peek quite yet, but I must say I am so excited abut our latest pattern photo shoot! I never quite know what we will get back, sometimes everything is perfect and sometimes...back to the drawing board.
While I have been crazy writing patterns on my end, Mary calls from college (lets assume she would be studying!), to let me know she just spent the funnest day fishing. Is that a college class?
I hope the lake was beautiful!
Back to the laptop for me!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Oh Hello

Hi! Welcome to my blog! I do love company!
I was raised in a family with 12 adopted children, and have raised 5 kids
and have 65 nieces and nephews so I am used to having lots of people around!
We are down to one child in the house..... and I have to say, my only complaint
about it goes by way too fast!
Now as I head into the next phase of my life, I invite you along.
My head is so full of patterns and fabric and recipes- I think I could burst!
I cant wait to share it all with you!
So come visit me often, and lets get to know each other better!