Wondrous Wednesdays: a little sweetness…

I have completed a little bit of sweetness for a little bit of sweetness, my granddaughter!

This young lady has a love affair with texture, so when I discovered a patchwork-madras-calico-chenille Mood Fabrics specialty, I knew it was all her. Thinking a play dress would fit the bill, I ordered a sample cut of the fabric, and then, the fabric itself.

Fabric arrived a month or so ago.

Patchwork squares were about 6” x 6”.

Hmm…the samples I ordered were cut in a manner that led me to believe the squares were smaller.  A dress just did not seem to be the right call anymore.

Fortunately, a friend of mine, who also has a little granddaughter and enjoys sewing for her, found an adorable pattern for a spring jacket. She shared with me and voile’! We have a sweet little jacket!

Additional information: I chose to line this piece with a cotton flannel—white with tiny little hearts in pink, yellow and gray, picking up on the pink and yellow chenille. I cut apart some of the madras/calico squares to create the button loops and to devise a pattern in the hood lining.

The flannel and buttons came from JoAnn Fabrics. The pattern is courtesy of a book entitled: Handmade Beginnings, by Anna Maria Horner.

The Baby is courtesy of my son and daughter-in -law. Out of respect to their privacy, you will not see Miss Sweetness, but trust me on this…too cute!

Next on the docket—a skirt for moi!

Go now, and create!




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I am a fabric artist and a professional minister in the Catholic Church. I am married for 40+ years to a most fabulous man. We have 4 adult children, 2 daughter-in-laws ( who we also consider to our children!) and 4 grandbabies. I love to weave, paint silk, sew and design garments for myself; bead, read, write and color. I am also a spiritual Companion/Director and have a special place in my soul for women who are healing and in need of healing from trauma and abuse. I love coffee, quiet reflective prayer time at my kitchen table and long walks to breathe in the Holy Spirit. I would like to learn how to spin yarn and will someday create a spun, hand dyed/painted, beaded, woven fabulous garment of peace!

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