Thursday, December 11, 2008

Like magic

My sewing machine has been working overtime the last couple of days. Ain't she a beauty?








And, Boo has been embroidering with me since Thanksgiving and decided to make her teachers Christmas gifts. I hope I'm able to part with them.




-dana

29 comments:

sarah, rsm said...

Love the pencil caddies and Boo's embroidering is SPECTACULAR!!! Please tell her that I'd be DELIGHTED if I were her teacher!

kirsten said...

Oh, so darling! Nicely done to you both!

Kristi said...

Are you gonna post the pattern for the pencil holders?

Kris said...

Love the pencil holders. We could use some of those at our house! You are so creative!

tara said...

Your sewing machine is so sleek. It reminds me of fishtail car from the 50's.
Happy Sewing!

tara said...

Your sewing machine is so sleek. It reminds me of fishtail car from the 50's.
Happy Sewing!

The Powell Family said...

Ahhh! I had to laugh because I'm needing to get started on my sewing soon! I too had planned on making crayola rolls for my niece and nephew! They're great! By the way did you add a flap at the top of yours so your pencils don't slide out? Just wonderin'.

King family said...

Vintage sewing machine? It reminds me of the one I have, it is for sure vintage. Don't work too hard girls.
Your projects are always great.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love your machine! so purty :) Boo is such a great stitcher - have her make an extra just for you!

Nicole said...

I'm glad I visited you today. Your projects are so cute that now I feel like finishing what I started. :)

allyn said...

that embroidered hanging pillow is too much. how sweet. i'm totally making my kids make their teacher gifts.

Elissa said...

i am in LOVE with your sewing machine. completely in love. she makes some lovely little projects too... the pencil rolls are always such a lovely idea and that darling embroidery! oh, lovely weekend to you! and give your sewing machine a little pat from me, would you? ;-)

Sabra said...

How wonderful that you are passing on your marvelous talents to your offspring. I am a pretty good cook and have sewing, crocheting and needle point skills, but failed to spark any interest in any of these crafts to my children. Rats.
Keep up the great work Dana. :)

jenny said...

Love your sewing machine! How funny-- seems like everyone is posting pictures of their machines lately. I posted about my own old one yesterday not knowing about other peoples machines!

I'm making pencil rolls, too! I have some nephews that would LOVE them!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Your machine is BEAUTIFUL! I'm so impressed with all of your handmade creations-very inspiring!

Bloggy Mama said...

Pencil caddies = total inspiration! Thanks!

Nanci said...

Great idea to teach the kids to embroider early on.
It will become a lost art if we don't.

Amy said...

Love the sewing machine! Mine is a vintage Kenmore too! But yours is much prettier than mine. Fun pencil rolls!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

How wonderful! I love the embroidered teacher gifts...so priceless. I can see why you don't want to let them go!

Fuji Mama said...

Love the pencil rolls, but those pillows are priceless! I would have an impossible time parting with them too!

jacquie said...

as a teacher, the very best gifts i got were ones made by my kids. good for her!

brown robin said...

Wow! I have a machine of the very same vintage, but a sea green "White." It served me well for several years, but I hate admit that I happily upgraded when my hubby bought me something fancier. Your gifts are so sweet! Isn't Christmas just fun, and soooo busy!

Anonymous said...

Are you going to post your pencil pattern? Please :) Merry Christmas. I wish I had a daughter to teach to sew.

Treasa said...

Love your pencil roll. It's nice that your daughter is learning to sew.

WhiteStone said...

That Kenmore will probably outsew and outlast many of the new machines on the market. I have several machines, none of them newer than 1960s. All sew like a dream. And easy maintenance...clean and oil. Your Kenmore is a gem. And, Oh! Boo simply must make at least one ornament for you to keep.

The Coopers said...

Girl you amaze me with what you put out on that machine!! I have to say though I truly love my husqvarna, and can't imgine my little sewing life with out it. We too have been sewing away. My oldest daughter gave her sweet boyfriend a quilt she made for Christmas and I gave 2 little people we love quilts as well.. can't say much more as my momma reads this here blog (he he he) so we will leave all that alone. Have a blessed Christmas my dear!!

Tipper said...

I think Boo has inherited her Mother's creative talent!

Lene said...

Now I know why you sew such beautiful things -- only beauty could come from a machine like that.

Boo is quite the stitcher. I would make sure there is one for you also.

The Homely Animal said...

Very fun, I just did crayon rolls and found that a little loop of FOE is great for kids who can't tie. You're little pillows are so great! Love the embroidary. That's something I wish I could do!
All beautiful stuff.