Snow Day = Sew Day

I became crafty at a very young age.

When my baby sister was born, I was 6 years old.  I wanted to make her something very special, so I dug through my mom’s fabric stash and found some material.  I took one of her little dresses and laid it on top of the material and cut around the dress.  With a thread and needle, I sewed the material together.  Seams on the outside of the dress.

As I grew, my projects started to look more useful and mom always encouraged me to make gifts for Christmas.  “It means more”, she would say.

So I did.

And still do.

Here are some of my Christmas projects this year.

p.s  if you are my daughter-in-law, please close your computer and walk away.  Thanks for your cooperation.



p.s.s-Girls, I mean it!  Santa is watching!


Ok, here we go…













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I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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19 Responses to Snow Day = Sew Day

  1. Becky says:

    Handmade gifts are the BEST!

  2. Mags Corner says:

    Those are all great I wish I enjoyed sewing but it has always made me nervous. Tthings made by hand with love in my opinion are the best gifts EVER! You do beautiful work. Hugs

  3. How nice to have such talent…I am not a sewer.

  4. Very nice sewing projects, Brenda. Also love your banner photo with the cardinal.

  5. Wow!! You are talented. :)

  6. Great job! I love sewing, too, and surely do need to fix the curtains I posted about before Thanksgiving! Big project!
    Do you ever make any cloth books for babies? I love doing those, too. :)

    • No, I have never made those but it looks like a fun project! I’ve made most of my curtains for my house, so I know what a big project that can be. Yours, however, look to be quite challenging to repair!

      • They are, I think, the original curtains from when the house was built–it is a guest house that served for some owners only as storage. We FULLY use it every Thanksgiving and occasionally at other times, plus I do all my canning there to keep heat out of the main house.
        Since we first owned this property, I have worked on cutesing up the guest house. It is a slow process, because I use found things, and don’t buy new. also, since the walls are pure, snowy white, I think grey-blue curtains make it depressing in there, and have decided to go with yellow. Patchwork. Which will take forever, if I limit myself to FOUND yellow fabrics. Ha! Was just thinking, last night, about buying fabric at full price. Eeek! ;-)

      • Fabric is SO expensive!! And when I started sewing again, I almost had a heart attack when I saw the price of patterns! We are in the process of buying a house to rent out as a vacation rental, so I will be doing the same thing. I enjoy it, but not going to spend a fortune on it.

      • Oh, I know! I buy patterns used, also those on the rack in WM, which are far less expensive. Also, fabric stores sometimes have sales at half price, which is still off the charts!
        The fixin’ I do on our guest house is for us. For me, maybe, even. I hope I can make it yellow patchwork. There are 20 windows, though, each about 1 1/2′ on a side. They will not be fussy, No ruffles! :)

      • I wait for the .99 sales at hancock and JoAnns! Good luck with all those windows. Keep us updated

      • PS. Thanks for the follow! I am so glad you use WordPress. It is nearly impossible for me to reply to the other ladies! Here, it’s a breeze! :)

  7. How lucky your family is! Those look great!

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