Sunday, April 19, 2015

Flowers, Aprons, and Dresses

These pictures were taken on a walk through our neighborhood this week.

I enjoy seeing what others have planted - including azaleas, phlox, dogwood, and tulips. The yards come to life with color.

Most of the cooler weather of last week, however, was spent inside. This apron was made by a pattern I found in a local quilt shop. It's rather pretty, and I look forward to trying other apron patterns and finding various ways to embellish my aprons ~

But what I'm most excited to share is this little girl's dress.

I read online about an organization called "Little Dresses for Africa" and knew right away I wanted to join in. It's fun to quilt, to make pretty things for my home. But after a while I wanted to make something to give. This seemed like the perfect idea.

Each dress takes only one yard of fabric, and will fit a girl size 8-10. The ample hem allows for several years of wear. I bought a variety of fabric and will show more sweet dresses to you as I complete them in the coming weeks. Isn't it fun to imagine the little girl who will wear this dress, perhaps the first pretty dress she's ever had?!

I enjoy changing my decor for each season and thought I'd share a few looks around the house. Does anything say spring like the early morning birdsong heard outside one's window? These cuties remind me of the pretty songs.

And the table is always set for tea this time of year. The two small teapots were thrifted finds, the colors are just right for spring. The tiny vases belonged to my dear mother.

Thanks for visiting me, I'd love to hear from you and promise to visit back so I can enjoy your posts as well. Have a wonderful week - I hope the flowers are blooming where you live.

Happy Sewing ~ 


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  1. HI Mary! Oh, things are really blooming where you live. I'm just excited to be snowless for a season! :) The little dress is so sweet and how nice of you to make these for the little girls. Your apron is very pretty and I love seeing your sweet vignettes. Oh, you have a new header too and it's just YOU! :)
    Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. What a cute little girl's dress...I love the pattern and colors in it, so perfect for spring or summer :) I can just picture the smile on the little girl's face wearing it! The pretty little teapots look simply adorable in that tray. Thanks for sharing with us~hugs, Poppy

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  4. It's truly wonderful to see all of the beautiful flowers that are blooming this time of year. The little dress you made for the girls in Africa is so sweet and I think it's wonderful that you are sharing your gift of being able to sew. Thank you so much, Mary, for the kind comments you left for me!