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!!

Visit My Heirloom Sewing Webshop www.oldfashionedbaby.com




Saturday, January 9

First Old Fashioned Baby Give Away!


Little items that I love and hope you will too!
 Well, I was secretly waiting to have 50 Followers and then do my first Give Away!  And before I could get myself organized I have 51.  How exciting!!  Now,  I am new to this give away stuff so any helpful hints for the future will be appreciated!  I thought I would pick some special things  to give one lucky person. I chose the Woman's New Testament Bible, antique Button Cards (Mother of Pearl of course), antique Needle package, Mother of Pearl crosses, Mother of Pearl Slide and some Antique Baby Lace. 
So... I will take the comments (one comment here each, please) from this post and draw a name. Please share my blog with others because I will do this again when I reach 75!!  Please don't comment here unless you love that stuff in the picture.  I want it all to go to a good and loving home!!
This is the question for the comments.  Please tell me why you like to visit my blog. 

I will draw the name on January 18 at 9  pm and post the name on Tuesday (if I have time, I will do it on Monday night but please don't stay up late waiting!!)





39 comments:

Annelle said...

I love to visit your blog because I love to see all of your handwork. You inspire me. We are all blessed by your sweet spirit. annelle

Martha said...

Oooh me, me!! LOL, I visit your blog for several reasons. 1) We are kindred spirits when it comes to love of all things baby and antique carded buttons. 2) I enjoy seeing what you are working on. 3) To learn more about the techniques and styles of baby clothes of years gone by. 4) I am a groupie. I admit it.

Congrats on 50+ followers!!

LAnderson said...

Oh how exciting! I am lov'in following your blog and I am fix'in to get some more followers for you after I post my next entry on my blog - I was very inspired by your antique buttons!

Suel said...

I love your blog...so inspiring!!!
I would love to have everything in your give away...and my birthday is the 17th...nice gift!
Sue Lavell

Susan said...

What's not to love - handsewing, hand embroidery, and beautiful baby clothes!
Susan N.

Goosegirl said...

Oh Jeannie, I love to visit your blog for many reasons. When I first got back into baby sewing, right after our precious China baby was placed in our arms, my mother-in-love found your patterns. She and my FIL had been on a trip to the South and visited a fabric store that sold your patterns. She bought me the "Toddler Dress and Apron" pattern and some antique buttons. It was so inspiring and pretty. And then I got into smocking and taught myself. I did not know anyone who smocked, but I found a little community of encouraging smockers online (Everything Sewing) and fell in love.
I only recently found your blog but now have you on my blog roll so I know when you have a new post. I love not only your commitment to lovely baby things, but your love of the Lord. You are an encouragement.
Your blog is calm and peaceful, as well as inspiring.
I pray you have a beautiful day and thank you for this lovely give away.

julia said...

I love to read your blog because there aren't many people out there who sew such beautiful heirloom quality baby things anymore. I sew for my 5 grands and love to see what you've done, and what you have to show for inspiration.

seamsgreat said...

I love your buttons! I love digging though the boxes of buttons at your booth at market.

I know I have to budget for a couple of yards of your Fairy Fabric and buttons.

Your patterns are just precious.

Cyndi said...

Jeannie,
I have loved your sweet baby designs since I started smocking when I was 13 years old! I read your blog for many reasons . . . I enjoy seeing new projects with trims and fabrics, but most of all your tips, tricks and techniques!

Cheryl M. said...

I love visiting your blog because what you sew, collect, teach, and promote is so beautiful!

Sara said...

This is wonderful!!! What a lovely gift. I visit your blog because I too love heirloom baby clothing. I love the pattern designs that you do and of course, the hand embroidery. So, visiting your blog lets me feel as though we are sewing friends!!

Rose and Ivy said...

I love to visit your blog because I have been such a fan of your patterns for a very long time and have all of them. They are by far my favourite baby patterns. I love stopping by to see what you are making, get some sewing tips and hear what you are up to.

Sisterbill said...

I am so excited! Just found your blog from a link at Southern Stitches. Can't wait to dig in!!

Allsewsmocking said...

Well, my goodness, what a find this blog has been! Your amazing patterns, of which I am sure I own most! And as a lover of all smocking, antique sewing & the like I would dearly love to be the winner of the giveaway items. They would look magnificent on a garment constructed especially as a memento of your generosity. May God bless you.

Cassie said...

Oh, what beautiful things! (I could give them a very loving home.) I've just gotten started in the world of blogging, and this is one of the very first ones I have visited and bookmarked. I so appreciate all the time you are putting into sharing. I'm using your "Best Embroidered Baby Clothes" pattern right now for my first project of 2010.

thimblegirl said...

I love to visit your blog because I also love vintage baby clothes and lace and buttons. I became an OFB "fan" when I took a couple of classes with you at SAGA Dallas and now have a beautiful granddaughter to spoil. I love your blog's sewing lessons--they are simple and easy to follow. Lastly, I love the gorgeous photography--I look forward to seeing your garden and your sewing projects. Happy blogging!

Dana said...

I like to visit your blog to see what projects you are working on and of course because you are my sister and it makes me think you are right around the corner!

Janet said...

I check your blog daily. I'm finishing a nursery and then will start the daygown for the granddaughter we are waiting for by using your tutorial. Keep up the tutorials. I love them.

Robin Hart said...

Me, Pick Me!! I was so excited to get your email pointing out your blog and I admit I am shameless in my NEED for more antique buttons. I hope you have good classes this year as I am ready to sign up for SAGA already.

Sherry Richardson said...

I love your blog because I miss your store so much. I can't go in and touch but I can see what you are doing and get inspiration from this.

Elisabeth Rose said...

I like your blog because it inspires me to get sewing. I love your patterns because they are classic, beautiful clothes. I am expecting a little bundle of joy in May.

Rose said...

I really enjoy your tutorials and seeing what you are working on and the fun things you do with your grandkids. I think I own everything you have ever published and am always waiting for more. Keep up the good work. Your blog is so inspirational!!.
Thanks for updating your blog so often.

Rose

Sewbusymor said...

Please...me...pick me...because I love to see your beautiful work, wonderful tutoring, and reminders that it is the small things that make life beautiful. Babies for one of course, but hummingbirds, roses, china and more! If I only had the extra time to sit and sew along. Blessings to you.

Lindsay said...

I like to visit your blog during my break at work. I sit down with my diet coke ( work version of a cup of tea) and feel like I am visiting with a friend. I am jealous of your local friends that come to sew with you in your kitchen or in your garden. Your detailed instructions have given me the confidence to try new patterns and techniques. Looking forward to our next visit !

Je T'aime Scientesse said...

I like to visit your blog for your beautiful creations and lessons done with a humble and calm spirit.

Rachel said...

Why do I visit your blog? Because it is everything I one day hope to be.....you inspire me and offer calm in my chaotic world. So looking forward to SAGA!

lakecorv said...

I was blessed to take a class from you in Naperville several years ago, and I still hear your peaceful, calm, voice whenever I read your words--whether on your blog or in a pattern. It slows me down and allows me to take a deep breath, and remember the light that seem to come from within you and transferred on into your stitches. Your truly are an inspiration!

Hallie said...

I love to visit your blog because of the specific instructions and tips, and also because I love your patterns and love to see what inspires you. I find your patterns easy to follow and instructive, and they produce gorgeous garments once completed! Happy new year and congratulations on the blog! Hallie

Handcrafts by Heather said...

I enjoy reading your blog for your approachable writing style, inspirational photographs, and suggestions. I like, too, that it is focussed on gorgeous baby clothes--dressing babies in the loveliest things is such a delight.

Blessings!
Heather

Crystal said...

Jeannie, I love your blog! I think it is a wonderful gift to share your tutorials with those of us who are not able to attend classes/conventions. Thank you!!

Dave and Kay said...

Jeannie, I have just discovered your blog and I love it......the sweet baby clothes, exquisite details, and classic lines. It is most exciting. Thanks for all your efforts!

ShirleyC said...

I just found your blog a few days ago. I have used Old Fashioned Baby patterns for my grandbabies and for gifts.
I just love anything for babies and reading about all of your neat tips.

Karen Platner said...

actually...I just found your blog and I trust it will be like a visti with an old friend. Thanks for your inspiring articles in Creative Needle (sniff, sniff) and Sew Beautiful through out the years. I am happy to have more of it in my life-

KathyD said...

What a great blog!!! I just found this today and will be a regular visitor. :)

Kathy

KathyD said...

I love your blog and just found it today. I hope to be a regular visitor. I love the beautiful work that you show. I only hope that I can figure out this blog posting thing. LOL!

Diana said...

I love your blog because is teaching me so much about baby clothes, all the lessons are so clear, I love the tips and besides the lessons you share your faith and passion for life.

Marlene said...

I love your blog because it's the next best thing to having you sit right next to me while we stitch dainty baby clothes.

Lisa said...

Dear Jeannie,
I visit your blog to see what you are working on, for inspiration, to learn from your tutorials. I love your patterns and your darling shop. I am so glad that you have a blog!

fairychildheirlooms said...

Jeannie,
I visit your blog because I feel like we are soul sisters. I have most of your patterns and even have a special binder with every single article (starting from 1996) that you've had in SB and CN magazines. I think you are an amazing seamstress and your style really sings to me. I wish that one day I can meet you and take one of your classes but for now, your blog will have to be good enough. I really enjoy all of your helpful tips and tutorials, and the glimps you give us into your personal life.
thank you !

take care,
Missy

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