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I'm Christina, Gran to three beautiful wee toddlers. I'm also a wife, a mom, a sister, a friend. My family means more to me than I can ever say. And... I sew!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Where did the last 6 weeks go?

I can't believe that it's been six weeks since I last posted an update. My apologies! A lot has gone on in that time:
  • We drove our daughter back to her university on the east coast, and took a few days on the return for a little R&R;
  • I completed two custom orders (one 'Amy' and one 'Mary De', both by Children's Corner).
  • I finished the smocking on a new bishop dress (size 3 months).
  • I completed most of the smocking on the bodice of a dress I'm designing myself.
  • I started a 10-week fashion sewing course (to upgrade my self-taught sewing skills).
We've also had fantastic fall weather here in Eastern Canada, so that means we've been trying to get outside and enjoy the warm(er) temperatures before our winter arrives. Winter here normally begins in late November and lasts until late March -- and brings with it lots and lots of snow and freezing cold temperatures. (We have pictures from two years ago in which our snowbanks were as high as the top of our garage!) Although the winter is long, it means that I get to do a lot more sewing! Most of the smocked dresses that I've made to date are summer outfits...so I am looking to branch out and begin producing fall and winter dresses made from warmer fabrics, and with long sleeves.

Here are some pictures from my most recent work:

I think that will be it for the summer dresses...

Bye for now,


  1. hi nice n cute smocking..I also did some smocking.I also collects Country Bumpkin magazine on smocking designs....wish i could sew as fine as yours.....

  2. Wonderful work!
    I am about to make Fairy Floss for my first grandchild and am wondering about sizing. What size did you make the blue version that Aidan is modeling? And how old is he and weight?
    Many thanks.

  3. Thank you!

    The blue version of Fairy Floss that Aidan is wearing is size 6 months. He was four months old when I took the photos. He was a big baby! I'm not sure how much he weighed, but probably about 18 lbs. (I'm guessing.) The hat was too small for him, but it still looked cute. :-)

    I'm working on matching Christmas dresses right now (sizes 6 months and 18 months); I'll post pictures when I'm done!

  4. Thanks for your reply.
    I too am working on a smocked Christmas dress 6mo size, then Fairy Floss. I'll post pics soon.
    Looking forward to seeing your pictures.
    Happy smocking!

  5. Gorgeous smocked dresses, Christina. I have left a reply to your question about the bag under your comment. I hope it helps.