Sunday, March 29, 2015

Covered Hanger Tutorial


These little dresses.
Found at yard sales and in boxes of aprons
are adorable.
But how to display them. 
 
On a really cold winter day,
what better place to hole up than this sunny, cheery sewing room.
 
I really don't spend enough time here.

 
Decorative hangers.
 
I have been told that they don't sell without cute hangers.
 
So, I raid the four year old grandson's closet,
a quick peruse of Pinterest
for ideas
and
away I go.
This could easily be adapted to adult hangers though.
Find a piece of material to fit the hanger, doubled.
I have this awesome stash of drapery and upholstery sample books!
Cut the fabric about an inch bigger than the hanger.

Might as well make more than one.
Press under the bottom edge and hem.

Add some type of decoration on the fronts.
Speaking of stashes. 
There happens to be an awesome stash of lace, trims and ric rac in my sewing room.

Sew them together around the top edges, wrong sides together.

 
Turn and press.
Cut a small slit for the hook to fit through and place hanger inside.
I tacked the bottoms together with a little hot glue.
Wrap the hook in seam tape
and
dig through the ribbon stash
(oh yes, I have one of those also)
and decorate with bows.

And hang your vintage dress.
 

Actually, this post was started quite awhile ago.
Two of these dresses have already sold in my new shop!
 

 
This smocked one went first!
 


Monday, March 9, 2015

Giddy Up


Another horse!

For this little cutie!
Eleanor won't be riding it for awhile,
but
before her mom and dad realize it,
she will be
wildly rocking away!






And another one for an order,
finished last minute before we left on vacation.

 
Along with a hare for my sister! 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Classes, classes, CLASSES!


It started out so innocent.
 
My friend's daughter was getting married
and
they wanted to do a painting class.
 
We had this new back room at the shop.
 
I could teach that! 
 
Bring them here!
 
And then...

this,

and this,

and how about Gracelyn's birthday?

and this,

this,

this,

this,

this,

and...

this

and don't forget these,

this again,

and this...

 
 
is where it all started! 
 
It has been so much fun! 
 
Truly, I could do this for a living!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Day at the Science Center


The boys love this place! 
It has been two years since they were there.

This time the weather was good enough that
they could go to the submarine.

I think that might have been a favorite!

Along with Sports Works.


And
Papaw and Logan had to experience the hurricane.

 
And a surprise when Gracelyn and Garren were also there!

And...
with much trepidation
I post this
not so flattering angle!
Just to show I
BEAT THOSE BOYS UP THE ROCK WALL!