5.04.2009

Blue Sugar Dots & Pink Roses

My sewing machine was 39 years old and I thought I was getting along just fine with it for the most part UNTIL I was at a friend's house and spotted her new machine. She had me try it and I was hooked. It was sewwwww quiet and sewed like a dream. One month later I had my self a new machine and I am thrilled with it. Not until recently have I had a chance to sit down and "play" with it. What a joy it is to sew on this machine. I need a whole day just to sit and try out all the different stitches....sigh....maybe soon. Any of you who visit me often know that I make the sweet little vintage pillowcase dresses for the boutique. Well....I had a brilliant idea not too long ago. (If anyone else is doing this I apologize. I haven't seen it anywhere yet.) I am upcycling little girls outgrown jeans and use the shabby vintage embroidered pillowcases as a ruffle. Some of the skirts get a fabric yoyo flower added to it and others a satin flower while others also have the vintage fat rick rack on them. They are so flouncy and flirty and downright cute as a button. Not to mention good for Mother Earth. Some of the skirts I am making with the pretty new fabrics out now. They are so colorful and fun but I always try to add something vintage to them even if it is just a sweet old button. I will be as busy as I can be for the next few weeks making more of these charming skirts. I am having so much fun making these and my mind just won't stop thinking of new embellisments for them. Right now I am showing them in my Etsy shop, One Little Candle. Guess who that sweetie heart is modeling. Ms. Boo herself!










Hope you all have a great week. Right now......it's time to scoot back over to the sewing machine. The one I am working on now.....butterflies....oh so cute vintage embroidered butterflies. :) TTFN


32 comments :

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hiya lynn, love your new snazzy sewing machine. Dare I say your old one is the same age as me LOL! I adore what you are making, I particularly like the floral polka dot skirt, its so cute. X

P.S I saw your comment on Judys blog about my comments being turned off. It was so sweet of you to be concerned that I may think you are ignoring me. As if, I would just come and annoy you until you spoke to me again LOL! I had a few unsavoury comments recently so I turned them off for awhile but the 'person' seems to have gone away.....Toodle Pip for now! X

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

You are so incredibly talented, Lynn! What lovely things!

Jenny S said...

Okay, I want a skirt for me...hehehe!! Of course there are not enough vintage pillowcases to go around my rear end!! hehehe!! Too cute!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Lynn, Congrats on your new machine. Your skirts are adorable:-)

trash talk said...

Those skirts are cute as pie! Girl, a new sewing machine is just like getting a new Cadillac, right? HMMM! New sewing machine smell!
Debbie

Theresa said...

Lynn,
What a totally cute addition to your pillowcase dresses. And thrifty too. You can use the pillowcase ends that have a stain on the center part. You are such a smartie. I'd like to get in your head and examine it sometime, lol.
I hope you and yours are having a beautiful spring!!!
Smoochies,
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Oh those are soooo sweeet. Dang I wish I had a little girl. Sigh mine are all grown up.

I have a new machine... got it last year and ya know what... I haven't touched it yet !!! I just need to clear a path....

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BittersweetPunkin said...

Those are adorable Lynn.....I am not that cozy with my machine, we have a love/hate relationship.

I'll have to hop over and check out your shop...it's been awhile!
Hugs,
Robin

M.Kate said...

You know Lynn, I have wanted to buy a new machine for the longest time. My mom have 2, one that is older than me and another industrial type which moves faster than me. I would love to sew skirts for the girls, very inspiring ...I'd probably get one myself soon. Happy sewwiinnng:P

CatHerder said...

Oh Lynn those are GORGEOUS! My sister is an extremely talented seamstress, she has her own business...and i marvel at the creations people like the two of you can make..im so jealous!..ps..i would TOTALLY wear any one of those skirts

Susie Jefferson said...

Totally adorable! And there's nothing like a new machine - you just have to explore all the new gadgets and try them out. My friend relocated abroad (different electrics from here) and I got her old machine - old???? ELECTRONIC! An automatic one-step buttonhole! Oh, I'm in heaven. My old machine had the 4-step, and I never could get two to be exactly the same... And I got her overlocker as well. (4 years old - used once.)

Of course, the problem now is ... finding the time and the space! I just realised how difficult cutting lengths of fabric is without a big table. The floor just isn't the same.

Anyhow, enough rambling, CONGRATULATIONS! And I will certainly be trying that desert, thanks so much for the recipe.

madrekarin said...

There is nothing like getting something new to make your creative juices begin flowing non-stop. Your skirts are darling!! I wish I had a little girl at my house. :)

Calming Scents said...

I love your new machine AND i love what your doing with the jeans and pillowcases. They look awesome. I know exactly what you mean about having an entire day to just sit and play. I used to sew alot more..i really do miss it.

The American Homemaker said...

Those are so adorable!

antigoni said...

You do fantastic work!!!!!!!!
I love them all. And the model is very sweet and pretty.

Donna Longenecker said...

How adorable, Lynn! You're so talented!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh lynn I am so jealous I have an Elna..... it is 40 years old..... but gosh dang that looks like the queen of sewing machines...... I bet it is a dream...
I adore those little skirts..... just too cute...
HUgs
Linda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynn, these are so precious! I'm going to the "shop" now to see more. You are so talented. With your new sewing machine, the possibilities are unlimited! laurie

The Muse said...

My grand daughter and i are ooo~ing and ahh~ing
we love your creations!!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Howdy,
just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know I've been visiting your blog..but my extremely slow internet is giving me fits right now, I can't get the screen to load where I can leave a comment.
sooo. love the skirts!! they are precious..just like Ms.Boo!
and I soo agree..nothing like going out in the back yard and getting 'dinner!'
I'm soo jealous.. your sewing machine looks like it would be a blast!
ohh to have time and sit and create again..oh well..
Have a wonderful week.
XO
~Christine

Dana and Daisy said...

Lynn! These are adorable! They will sell like hotcakes!

Happy day! A new sewing machine! Wowie!

Lisa said...

Another brilliant creation indeed! Makes me wish my fanny would fit in one of these! I am in dire need of a new machine myself, but just keep plugging away with my old one for now. Enjoy the new toy!

The Other Side of Me said...

Lynn,

The skirts are SOOOOOOO Fab! They are so pretty and so you! Do you make any grown up ones??? I will watch your shop. I will have to have one for Shelby Love!

Enjoy that new machine. I want a new fancy one too, but keep telling myself I don't need one, or that I need to learn how to sew better!! LOL.

I hope you are doing great.
Tammy

Jennifer said...

Lynn, These are so adorable! My girls would absolutely love them! You are so creative. I just love to see what you will come up with next!
I hope that you are having a great week!
Jennifer

GMG said...

Hi Lynn! Another hectic week and my tour of blogosphere suffers... ;)
But what happened to the world: sewing machines are no loner SINGER... ;))
Great shots and Ms. Boo seems to be enjoying...
Blogtrotter just ended the tour of temples in Old Town Vilnius and waits for you there. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

The Muse said...

Yes, these mountains are home...no matter we travel....seems like there is a lure...

But as we get older...whew...the winters are not our favorite! Oh, the waist high snow makes beautiful postcards...BUT THAT IS ABOUT ALL !

(well...pretty good snowballs and snowcones!) LOL

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I love those sweet little skirts. You are on a sewing streak now! That machine looks like a computer; I'll bet it's a lot different than your old one, for sure!

Margaret Cloud said...

Lynn those are so cute, I really like the jeans skirt with the little bows. What talent you have, thank you for coming by.

Chandy said...

Lovely, lovely skirts! I wish I can sew...

Jen said...

Wow you did a FAB job on these skirts...love them!

Alana's Vintage Collectibles said...

You have a lovely blog and really enjoyed what your doing with these adorable little girl skirts. Love to exchange blog links with you if interested.

I am at http://www.alanascherishedthoughts.com (you don't have to keep my link in this post, but did want to tell you I enjoyed your blog)

Alana

Anonymous said...

love the skirts - what a great idea.
I just found your blog have a look at www.accessoriesofold.com you will love all the trim etc

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