Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

Thank you to all the service men and women past and present who have given their time and some the ultimate sacrifice -- their life-- to help secure out freedom. May we never take it for granted. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day. Let freedom ring!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rosette cake

After seeing these type cakes on line I have been wanting to try one. A bridal shower this weekend was the perfect opportunity to do that.

I used the Wilton 2D tip and the yummiest cake icing ever.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hang Tag Tutorial

When I make a gown or dress for a baby gift I like to be able to add the size and care info. The way I do this is my making a hang tag and attaching it to the dress or gown.

Here is what I do:

I go into the part of my (don't know what to call it ) computer stuff. You know the place where you go to make a label. In my Microsoft office it is simply labels.  I choose a label that is the size of a shipping label.

I type in the info-- I put the size and I have to admit I always use Hand Wash, Line dry. I figure if I use the hand wash line dry then it will at least get washed on gentle which is how I wash my smocked garments.

In my old computer(not Microsoft) it was necessary to copy and paste but in Microsoft Office you simply select 2 label or a page. I selected page.

I print these on card stock. Then I go to the paper cutter and cut these apart.

Then punch  a hole with a simple hole punch.

I then flip it over and use a rubber stamp to stamp something cute on the back(or front which ever you want to call it).  I use a lamb or rubber duck stamp but you can use what ever you want and what ever color ink you want.

Then, I cut a length of embroidery floss and slip it through the hole and tie a knot.
Attach it to the dress at the underarm with a small safety pin.

There you go a cute hang tag for your handmade gift.

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Sweet and Simple Daygown

I am enjoying making some of the little daygowns and dressing using some heirloom techniques and hand embroidery. I love the little touches of gathered lace and entredeux. While hand embroidery isn't my forte I still enjoy doing it.

I made this llittle daygown this past week for a baby shower. It is made using the Sweet and Simple Daygown pattern from Old Fashioned Baby. The embroidery design is based on the design in the pattern.
You can see the pattern here .