Friday, February 15, 2013

Sewing and Valentine's Day

Hello! I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day! We had a great day yesterday with lots of flowers! I just love these red tulips!
And look at the gorgeous pink roses my husband gave me.

Talking about Valentines, a while ago I made this table runner to donate to The Children's Tumor Foundation .

I had a hard time working with the batting. I will never get that stuff again. I am so used with cotton batting, that's the way to go.
I need to make a Valentine table runner for my side board. I had no time this year.
Right now, I am sewing some new clothes for Brenda. She is growing like a weed (a very cute weed), and outgrowing all her church dresses.
I have a big problem finding nice and affordable clothes for her now. Clothing people have no idea how a girl 8 and up should dress. Not like a teenager! And most of the teen stuff is not good anyways.
I will be making her a couple of new dresses and blouses, but for now I made some new skirts.
They are all very simple. This one has two layers.
And these two are made of very light corduroy.

This is the last one. Pink corduroy.
Some of the fabric I had for a while. I am working hard to use my fabric and declutter my place.
Now I have some Spring /Summer skirts to make.

Have a great weekend!

Ana Paula.


  1. Oh what a wonderful job you've done with the skirts. I had sewn a bit for our daughter as well. She is now a teen and you are so very correct. She may be the only girl in her high school without skinny jeans. It is terrible. And yes, the girls are covered up on top. With shirts that fit them in 2nd grade!!! Yikes!

  2. Your skirts for Brenda are so cute, Ana Paula!! I've heard my friends complain about how "grown up" clothes are these days for young girls--too grown up!! That must be hard to find anything ready made that is decent. Brenda is lucky she has a mom who can make such nice clothes for her :)

    Glad you had a nice Valentine's Day--the flowers from your husband are gorgeous as is your pretty table runner...