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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!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I'm Ba-ack!

If I'm not mistaken, the last time I posted on this blog was a little over six years ago. Six. Years. Ummm... I've been busy?

It's not like I haven't been smocking -- if anything, I've smocked and sewn more than ever in these past few years. My only excuse for not posting is that the last six years were terribly difficult years for me. 'Nuff said. Things have turned around now, and I finally feel like I'm in a good place to be sharing myself once again. I'm So let's all see if I do better *this* time around, shall we?

In the past six months alone, I've smocked and constructed 7 dresses for wedding flower girls, etc., and one baptism romper for... drumroll here... my GRANDSON! Yup. I'm a Gran. My lifelong dream has come true, thanks to my son and the adorable love of his life. No one ever prepares you for how awesome it is, but trust me -- it is so, so much more than wonderful.

There are so many things I want to make for him! I've made the one and only smocked garment that his father will allow him to wear, so I've invested in an embroidery machine and plan to sew and embroider all kinds of things for him to wear in the weeks, months, and years ahead. All the while, I will continue to smock, teach smocking, and will now even sew garments for myself. Cause it's all just SO much fun!

Here are a few of the garments I've made recently:

Matching dresses for two little wedding beauties!

Grandson Cael's baptism romper

Ring maiden Lilyrae at my daughter Kate's
October 2015 wedding
(professional photos to come!) 

A custom order from England, the Liberty print
was actually sent to me to smock!

A random dress (that looked so much better on
its wee little girl than on the hanger!)

Big sister dress for a summer wedding, 2015
(professional photos to come)

Little sister dress at the same summer wedding,
2015 (professional photos to come)

Dresses for identical twin girls at the same
summer wedding, 2015 (professional photos to come)

Nautical-themed custom order

The thing that jumps out at me is that I need photographs of these garments as they're being WORN! I'll see what I can do about that going forward...

For now, it just feels good to be back.