Sunday, July 14, 2013

House Mouse Puzzle

My oldest daughter turns 30 on Wednesday. I don't know how that could be as I am only 25. But there it is. She has always loved house mouse stamps and puzzles. I never got any house mouse stamps but have recently started collecting them. I just got a bunch on ebay. This is one of them.

The puzzle is paper pieced. Lots of fun cutting out all the little pieces. The dp is from a 6 x 6 pad from Basic Grey. The mice are colored with prisma color pencils. The rest is colored with copic markers. There are touches of stardust glitter on the puzzle and on the box top. In the upper left hand corner are gold nailhead stickers. In the upper right hand corner is a puzzle piece tied with ribbon and a flower on top with another nailhead sticker in the center. In the lower left hand corner is a flower with a puzzle piece in the center, 
Here is a picture of the inside.

This is a picture of Emily and her then fiance now husband.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Christening Gown

This post is definitely not about stamping but I had to share the christening gown I made for my granddaughter. I saw this pattern in Sew Beautiful just at the time when it was time or maybe past time to start to make it. I knew it was just right. Not as frilly and long as some so it was more in my price range and time range. As it is it won't take long til she outgrows it. 

The fabric is Victorian batiste. I did all the lace insertions by machine but had to sew the laces together at the top by hand as I couldn't keep them from separating when trying to sew them together by machine. Here is a close up of the top.
 I haven't put the buttons and buttonholes is yet as when I got it done I thought the neck looked a little small so I will have to check it out and maybe take the binding and lace off and lower the neckline and then put it all back on. Sure hope not.
Here is a picture of the bottom with the embroidery I did. I almost didn't put it on but am glad I did. I think it adds a lot. 
Wish I would have kept track of the hours I spent on it just for fun but I didn't. It took me a month or more to do it but that wasn't steady work.
Here is a picture of Avani and her mother, my daughter. The picture is a few months old. 
Found a more recent one - most of my pictures are on my phone so had to figure out how to get it here.
Hope you enjoyed. And maybe inspired you.