birthday gifts…part two

10 July 2014 § 2 Comments

geranium dress (1) geranium dress (3)geranium dress (2)


Another fun birthday last week,
One little niece turning two,
needed a (second) geranium dress.

Deep navy blue shirting from Joann’s,
some navy piping,
vintage fabric lined the bodice  –
from the never ending grandmother’s stash –
as well as vintage heart shank buttons.

Geranium is a dress that never fails,
this one will be perfect with a couple items
she already has –
a little peter pan collar onesie 
and navy t-strap shoes,
purchased ages ago from ebay!
Or on its own as a sundress.

Classic toddler clothes at their best.


birthday gifts…part one

9 July 2014 § 2 Comments

puzzle ball (2) puzzle ball (1)puzzle ball (3) puzzle ball (4)


So many birthdays clustered in one week,
two of the sweetest girls growing older.
One of our favorite littles turned one!

A puzzle ball seemed the perfect gift
for this inquisitive girl.
I used the instructions from
Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts,
as well as this tutorial online
because, oddly enough, the book had the
entire ball sewn together into one piece –
which makes it not very puzzling.

Vintage rose fabric, and some cotton couture.

This may be one of my favorite baby gifts ever,
so simple and sweet.

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