This is where you'll find other projects than quilting.  Hopefully it will be filled with whimsical to heirloom garments mostly, but maybe you'll find a tissue holder, memorabilia frame, or truck seat-covers, who knows?!

Also, once in a while you'll find the tools of the trade that I've found to be of value in my sewing room.  It is important to have the right tool for the right job always.  It just makes life easier.

Thank you for taking a look and check back often to see what's been cooking.

 The Party Dress by Lindsay Wilkes, The Cottage Mama

The Party Dress by Lindsay Wilkes, The Cottage Mama

 Easy to make Crazy Floor Cushion by Connecting Threads.  Bright colors too!

Easy to make Crazy Floor Cushion by Connecting Threads.  Bright colors too!

 My first attempt at "Whimsey",  adding yoyos with buttons, Ric-Rac, and ruffles.  The pattern is very simple, only one piece!  The yoke is cut from one pattern piece, the rest is just length and width to fit.  The armholes are faced slits.  Meant to pull over head with help.  This would probably be a middle toddler, 2-3.  

My first attempt at "Whimsey",  adding yoyos with buttons, Ric-Rac, and ruffles.  The pattern is very simple, only one piece!  The yoke is cut from one pattern piece, the rest is just length and width to fit.  The armholes are faced slits.  Meant to pull over head with help.  This would probably be a middle toddler, 2-3.  

 The smallest is for a doll.  The big one is a size 6 and the little is 12 months.  

The smallest is for a doll.  The big one is a size 6 and the little is 12 months.  

 This dress is a size 8, for a 9-yr-old.  The Sweet Dress with modifications and custom embellishments.  More later...

This dress is a size 8, for a 9-yr-old.  The Sweet Dress with modifications and custom embellishments.  More later...

 A simple pattern altered from a size 5 to a size 12

A simple pattern altered from a size 5 to a size 12

 Sense and Sensibility Pattern for 1950's Shirt dress.  A few modifications from the original pattern.

Sense and Sensibility Pattern for 1950's Shirt dress.  A few modifications from the original pattern.