Saturday, November 21, 2009

A New Venture


I have no idea how mnay days its been since Bryan left by the way....

I've been making Layla dresses for a while now. Sometimes she will wear them. Sometimes she refuses. It all stemmed from wanting her to wear cute things, but not wanting to pay $50 for something she will outgrow in a month.


So here is her Thanksgiving Day dress. I tried a different pattern this time. It came out pretty well I think!

And Im thinking about adding them to my shop... Maybe a couple Christmas dresses for right now to see how they do. I will make them available in sizes 6months-4T.

Im also making my nephew a quilted jacket for Christmas... More on that later!

Hope everyone is doing well!

-Gretchen


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Seek and you shall find...




Last night, I was helping my mom redecorate the shop part of her B&B/resturant/gift shop. I started digging around under an antique buffet and found these little lovelies.


Apparently they were bought for my nephew as a gift and no one liked them! Are they crazy! I love the look of Jadeite and to find something similar in this awesome blue color is just insane! After some research, I found out that they are Delphite with cherry blossom design. It seems they were designed to be kids cups between 1930 and 1939... but I'll have to look into it some more.




How neat! Just goes to show, you can find the coolest things in the weirdest places....