Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Baby dresses all finished,roses and teacups

I always start  off my projects by getting all the fabric together
and deciding on the style to suit the pattern
These are the newest fabrics I purchased
I love the tiny patterns for babies

I cut out as many as I can out of the fabric and usually do all the same size each batch
This is so I don't get the sizes mixed up

Then I smock them all first and then each stage gets done on all dresses
at the same time, like a production line :)

They are all available on Ebay from the 1st November

Now a little bit of pink
I cut me a lovely bunch of roses before the wind got them all

We have been getting so much wind lately,it's not the usual lovely Spring weather
even though it's quite warm,the wind spoils it

These roses are so pretty,all speckled

Have a nice day
join me at some lovely linky parties
The links are on my side bar

xx jeanetteann

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Tea in the garden with china and lace

I love to collect pretty china
and cannot enjoy a cup of tea in anything else
This is one of my favourites
Royal Albert Nosegay

It's Spring time and the sun is shining,although we have
been getting some rain and high winds on days in between,
but being Australia,we get sunshine most days of the year.
I think even though I'm in the garden,I still like comfort,
and as I am a cushionaholic,I have to have lots here too.

As I have collected lots of vintage lace,it just makes it extra special
to use this even in the garden

Why won't you join me for a cuppa and a chat in the sunshine

Join me at some great linky parties and peek into
other pretty blogs
You will find the links on my side bar,just click on them to visit

Have a nice day 
xx jeanetteann

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Latest order almost finished

I have had such a lovely relaxing week creating
this special Baptismal set

It is made in ivory silk and smocked on the romper bodice
and cape bodice in palest blue

I quilted a piece of silk to make the collar and cuffs
and after cutting them out, I embroidered French knots
on each cross over of the tucks

The front of the cape is embroidered with scrolls
one of which I embroidered the babies initials

3 pin tucks decorate the hem
and French knots scattered along

The buttons I covered with the quilted fabric

The romper is smocked with a little cross in the centre
and box pleated skirt

The shoes are smocked with quilted cuffs
and the small round bib quilted and French knots
The bib is embroidered on the back with God Bless the babies name and a cross

The Christening bib, I embroidered with the babies name and Christening date

I just have to make the hat now with a smocked band
and embroider the singlet and socks

The God mother also wants a navy and white check
smocked romper for the babe to change into

A nice long weekend now to chill out

I am going to have a little peek at my blogger friends now
I love to see what everyone else is up to.

The links are on my side bar.
xx jeanetteann