Sunday, January 30, 2011

My new Sewing room friend

Isn't she a sweet little girl?

This was a display piece that we had for several years in the shop.
She modeled a variety of things: scarves, jewelry , baby caps and bonnets
and the like.
I ws thinking about her earlier in the Fall and asked my sister if she knew where this little girl was and she
said, "Yes, she is in my guest room".
fast forward to December 24
This was  my Christmas present from my sister.
Nothing could have pleased me more!!
My sister and I have a little Christmas tradition between just the two of us. We always try to out-do the other on our gifts that she and I exchange.
It has nothing to do with how much the gift costs, it has everything to do with what the other would really, really love, creativity and originality.
Sometimes, we laugh and say "I'm going to let you be the winner this year".
My sister definately won this year!!
Now , she is a nice little companion in my sewing room, who is always willing to model bonnets for me!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A vision in White Lace

               I am joining Kathleen's beautiful blog, Faded Charm for "White Wednesday".
     I hope you will drop by there and take a look at some fabulous postings

                      I simply adore sweet little baby bonnets!! What could be more precious than this:

. . . or this

.. . .or this

. . . . . or this???

I love seeing a child's face surrounded by sweet little details

Ribbon and embroidery

Big bows and little rosettes


and lots of lace!!!!!

The first bonnet pictured  is now available as a pattern
or a kit!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fabulous Friday Freebies--giveaways

Hope you will go over to Seventh Smith and check out her great Friday Freebies, where Mandy is featuring
The Pretty Peacock and my site Sara Norris Ltd.

Have a great Friday!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


My friend Kathy Dykstra made this gorgeous gown and I just had to share!!

Her work is pure perfection. You can see more of her designs on the pages of Australian Smocking & Embroidery and in Sew Beautiful magazines!!

Nice and neat!!

I am one of those types who favors the policy of "a place for everything and everything in it's place". However, I have kind of gotten away from that over the years.
So, since Christmas, it has been my mission to whip this house into shape. I began with the upstairs closets and little storage areas. Our house is 70 years old and has lots of little nooks and crannies that are great for storage.
I have cleaned out every one of the upstairs closets and thrown away or given away the things I have pulled out. Now they are all nice and neat and organized and I know what is in them!!
Here is my upstairs hallway last Friday morning:

The room you are looking into is a tiny bedroom and I am making that a room for the grandchildren with a half bed , a toy chest and a DVD player for their movies.
The small door to the left is attic storage that runs the width of the front of the house and is great storage but the ceiling slopes, so you can't stand up in there. This area will house a lot of toys and is a place where the little ones can play.
The mattress and box springs were in the larger bedroom and I gave them away. I replaced all the furniture in that room with my mother in law's bedroom furniture, which just happens to be the furinture my husband always used when he was growing up!!
It is now in this bedroom, which is about to get new paint!!

More later about this and some other projects!!


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