Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Thought I would get to this post quicker than I have. Life was extra busy for a couple of weeks. My daughter came home and we had a wonderful couple of days just hanging out. We made cookies for the twins shower. We stripped wallpaper and painted our kitchen. We hung out with dad. It was wonderful.

For the twins I made my favorite design for 1 year olds. I love the way a diapered bottom makes a bishop dress pouf...chubby little legs extended. The girls are fraternal twins so I made each size 1 shoulder button bishop using the same smocking design but smocking one in pink and one in white. Alternately, they had white and pink flowers. The sweet and very simple smocking design was Isabella from Robin Piccone (see previous post for close up) in an older Creative Needle magazine. I have been wanting to use it and I was very pleased with the results. Looks like I needed to hit them a little better with the iron!
Up next......Snickerdoodle turns 3!  My second granddaughter is sugar and spice and everything nice with a hint of snips and snails and puppy dog tails. She loves her pretty dresses, and she loves to play and explore in them. She looks so charming riding her bike or tromping through the bushes in her smocked dresses with her wellies on. What a cutie! I am grateful thier mother allows the girls to wear their dresses from Noni for everyday play, childhood passes all too quickly and I want them to use what I make. So, smocking is done and hopefully a good deal of the construction will be completed today. My little Snickerdoodle will be visiting next week, I'll snap a photo for you!


  1. Karen, the dress is lovely! I love the pink pouffy sleeves and the yummy smocking!

    And your grandgirly is soooo precious! I love that photo!

  2. Love the dress. Can it get any better than a toddler in a bishop? That little one is too adorable.