I’m back from my turkey-induced Thanksgiving coma/blogging break! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday filled with good food, family and friends.
We had a last-minute visit from my mother-in-law over the holiday. She was able to get a cheap flight and joined us for several days. My mother-in-law, Mary, is a very talented seamstress, and I was happy to pick her brain for a few days. The first thing she whipped up was a cute fall dress for Gidget (who else?):
You can’t see it in the photo, but we embroidered her name across the back, too! And there’s a cute little fabric rose on there!
Here they are together:We joked all weekend that I had Mary running a sweat-shop, but she truly was in her element in front of the sewing and embroidery machines! We had a great time practicing on my new embroidery machine (that she generously gave to me), and I got her to teach me how to make a pillowcase dress. I know these have been around for a while, and there are tons of tutorials on the web, but sometimes it’s easier for me to learn by actually seeing it made.
Here are the two dresses we whipped up (these are for you, Jess):
I was able to learn a few tricks on my sewing machine, and use some of the features I didn’t even know it had! Oh, and we even worked on one of the items on my Crafty To-Do list, the keychain!
Mary also crocheted some dish-cloths for my mom, similar to these. She is one talented lady, I tell ya! We had a great time!
I’ll be posting to the following parties this week:
So now it’s time to change gears and get ready for Christmas! I haven’t gotten out all of our decorations or tree yet, but I’m sure I’ll get around to it this week. I also can’t wait to show off the beautiful decorations at my mom’s house. I’ve got to have everything ready in time for all the upcoming holiday blog parties. So far here are the ones I know of:
December 4: Kelly’s Korner, Show Us Your Christmas Trees
December 5: Bella Dreams, Holiday Decorating & Craft Party
December 8: Centsational Girl, DIY Ornament Party
December 10: Southern Hospitality, Home for the Holidays
December 11: Hooked on Houses, Holiday House Tours
December 14: The Nester, Christmas Tour
December 18: Kelly’s Korner, Show Us Your Christmas Decorations
Have I missed anything?