Flowers and Stripes Capri Set

Does this not look like a flash back to the 50’s? I adore this little frock top and capri pants. If you could lift up the top you would see the waist is elastic with a contrasting band of the same material as the top and drawstring ties to add adjustability.

Lola will be getting several of these sets and several are on their way to SOTA in New Hop, PA.


Don’t Forget

Change your links to I miss you 😦

New blog address!

I have given up for now on making this a seamless transition…..sigh……

However, if you would be so kind as to change you links to me to

instead of this wordpress account I would be very grateful. I will continue to let this blog sit here in order to grab old content and to allow readers to find old projects and favorite pictures 🙂

All new posts will now be at the above address.

Thanks so much!


Trying to make some changes in my blog and am really stuck! Be patient. I didn’t go away. I’m just lost in a myriad of css code……………….

Sorry Dish Lovers!

I had to do it! I just had to…..

Let me explain. I move my sewing regularly from one corner to another corner. Yes, I do have two large rooms I could just set up in and decorate and leave everything there waiting for me to enjoy everyday. I used to do just that when I was a single mom. Now, I want to be with my Sweet Valentine right in the middle of our great room. So I try sewing one place….then I rearrange and move it another.

Last night it dawned on me that I am just not as much a dish girl as I am a textile girl and wouldn’t my red hutch look pretty with all my fabrics folded neatly there…..and while I am at it, I’ll just clean out the bottom, too and when I know there’s company coming, I can just pop my machines in there and all is cleaned up and ready for eating.

My Red Hutch in fabric mode.

My Red Hutch in fabric mode.

Isn’t it pretty? You don’t miss my boring dishes, right?

Well, it will most likely be this way for a couple months and then if I’m lucky, we’ll have an early Spring and I’ll be sewing on the screen porch!

I have been busy whiping up some new bags for a local store called Earth Rhythms. I expect to have them there by early next week. Yay!

Here are some fun photos of me “modeling” my bags 🙂

Handbag Model

Handbag Model

Shy Handbag Model

Shy Handbag Model

In other great news, it was decided today that the CPSIA enforcement will be delayed a year until 2/10/10 in order to clarify exemptions and testing requirements. YAY! Thousands some small business owners who would have gone out of business this year are doing the Happy Dance tonight 🙂

Bloom where you are planted :-)

I’ve always loved that little saying. I remember it from when I was but a little girl…… and that was a loooong time ago!

I was fortunate to find these two little pieces that make such a nice couple hanging about together. They were purchased from two adorable Etsy sellers. The frame with chicken wire and green glass knobs comes from Antebelle. I found Antebelle through my daughter’s website, Handmade in PA, that promotes and supports Artisan/crafters of Pennsylvania


Hanging on the frame is a sweet little sign that says “bloom”! It has a wire hanger that curls into a bow at the top. And where do I get so many of my signs? From Donna at WhimsyTwo, of course!


I pray this Sunday finds you happily blooming where ever you have been planted! ((hugs)) Rosie