Vintage Handmade Christmas Tree Skirt

I made this for my Mom back in the 80's from a beautiful chick-a-dee cotton print she picked out, backed and ruffled in a solid green cotton fabric and sandwiched a thin layer of polyfill that I tacked by hand to create a somewhat tufted look. It's very simple; yet it really looked pretty under… Continue reading Vintage Handmade Christmas Tree Skirt

Table Linens

Handmade Cloth Napkins

I LOVE cloth napkins! Sometimes, paper napkins are called for when small children or sloppy guests are served; yet, my fave is still the cloth variety. Better cotton napkins can usually be laundered on low-medium and come quite clean, but for any blueberry or steak sauce abuse. They can be dried on high heat, steam… Continue reading Handmade Cloth Napkins

Babies & Children

Crazy Baby Sun Hat

Yeah: we all got 'em. A great idea that turns into a, 'what-the-heck-is-it'??? Well, my little Grandson doesn't seem to mind. As I began with the best of intentions with some scrap fabrics and scrap threads I wanted to get rid of, I simply let myself go. Someone should have stopped me. =:^0 Credit for… Continue reading Crazy Baby Sun Hat


Pictorial Review Pattern

Dresses. I love dresses. You know; the kind that actually covers most of your skin gracefully. Modestly. With charm. I drafted this in 2009 from this pattern envelope I saw online: Since I believed there was no copyright, I made a dress for my own personal use from the image. It wasn't difficult; but I… Continue reading Pictorial Review Pattern