Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

Please join me as I teach the old fashioned techniques and skills needed to sew baby clothes. You will find lessons that start at the very beginning and take you step by step as we sew little baby clothes together. May you find much joy and pleasure in making them.
It's easy and it's fun!!

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Tuesday, June 30

Granddaughters in Paris - Montmart

Montmarte - Where the artists are painting in the square.  

My daughter and me.
And you can sit at an outside cafe and watch the goings on.


The portrait artists are watching for any sign that you will be a willing model for them. 
 (no charge if we don't want it!)

Here is a talented man with the scissors, creating silhouettes in the blink of an eye.

He did a wonderful job on both girls and we were happy and willing to buy them.


A pretty walk down, down, down the stairs….

And..voila…. the fabric shops were below.

My find.  

There was a shop on a corner that had fabric for table clothes in different shapes and sizes.  My guess was a good one and it fits my table perfectly.  I still have to hem the edges, wash and iron it.

Very French, don't you think?



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Sunday, June 28

Cute Kids Clothes in Paris


This little top is smocked.  Very cute!

I like the sweaters that go with the outfits.


Smart looking little boys clothes.

This is the inside of the department store "Galeries Lafayette".  It is a place of beauty!  And we had tickets to a Fashion Show.  The girls loved it.  Anybody can get tickets to the Friday afternoon show.  You just have to contact them in advance.

We had so much fun.



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Friday, June 26

Paris- Breads

My girls loved the "real" French bread!

There were bakeries everywhere.

And we took advantage of them.  Delicious!!

Or  Boulanger.

Everyday sites on Paris streets.

Breakfast at the Innova Hotel.
Chocolate Croissants!

Yumm.




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Wednesday, June 24

My French Silver Needle Case


I am always on the look-out for anything sewing.

I was thrilled to find this at the Paris Flea Market we went to Sat. morning.


It's absolutely and perfectly beautiful.

A Paris treasure for me - sewing wise!




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Monday, June 22

Paris Granddaughter Trip - Bike Touring

One of our favorite things to do in Paris was the  Bike Tours.

We love the Fat Tire Bike Tours!!

The first Bike Tour was the Night Bike Tour.  The tour ended with us off the bikes floating down the river Seine at night where we saw Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower all lit up.  

Victoria and me.
The Night Bike Tour began in daylight (it doesn't get dark in Paris until almost 10:00pm) and we saw  lots of fun things.  I can't say enough about how wonderful this was.   We liked our tour guide, Martin.  I thought he was a nice capable young man.  My 16 year old Granddaughters thought he was "hot"!

The second Bike Tour we did was the Bike Tour  to Versailles.  This was mostly country biking and the scenery was pretty.  It rained on us.  But we were prepared!

Cousins in Paris. 


My daughter brought her umbrella along and it came in handy too.

If you look closely at the umbrella you can see that it says "Lee Michael's".  She works for the best Jewelery Store in Louisiana….Lee Michael's in Metairie (New Orleans).  

(if you need jewelry in New Orleans….please go to Lee Michael's and ask for my daughter, Shawna)


My two sweet Granddaughters in the gardens of Versailles.
The rain was over in time for walking around the gardens of Versailles.
What a wonderful day.

There was also a great  Paris Day Tour not shown here.

Fun, Fun and more Fun!




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Saturday, June 20

Smocked Dresses: A Paris Flea Market

I love the smocking on this little yoke dress.

The Paris Flea market I went to  had several smocked garments.

Wonderful smocked scallops.  Gorgeous!

This is my favorite of all. 


More ….Blue and White.   

Who can resist?


And finally a little pink.

It was a lovely day!


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