Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Wedding Shower, A Birthday Cake, and A Peasant Dress

This is my future daughter-in-law, Rachel.  She is a blessing and we are happy to have her joining our family.  Her bridal shower was Saturday.

Sam (Thomas' girlfriend) and Abby decorating a cake on Sunday so we could celebrate Sam's 20th birthday.

My first successful sewing with a pattern!  Yes, it is simple, but I am so happy to be able to sew something.  For this dress I used an old linen skirt and some scrap fabric.  I purchased the pattern here.
I am thinking of making Sarah and Emmy matching dresses for the wedding in pinks, calf length, with some eyelet trim on the bottom edging.


  1. Congratulations to your family on betrothals and birthdays. And to you on the lovely wee dress! I have a feeling that more sewing and more festivities lie ahead for you...

  2. Congratulations on all the celebrations. The dress came out great. I really want to jump into sewing this year. This looks like a simple pattern, but my youngest girl hates wearing dresses. : (

  3. Hooray Tonya, I am so happy to see you sewing!!! The dress is wonderful and looks so sweet on Emmy! (I will now make a silly confession to you… the only thing I am worried about with this move to the land is, how am I going to sew???!!!!! Hand sewing would be the obvious answer, but not practical for the amount of clothing sewing I do….)
    That June wedding will be here soon! Happy days to you all…

  4. Oh Tonya, the dress is adorable!!!

  5. Good job on the dress! What a great idea to turn a linen skirt into a dress for a little one.

  6. Congratulations to your family on betrothals and birthdays ..dress came out well..

  7. I somehow missed this! Congrats on the almost-daughter-in-law!! And what a beautiful job decorating that cake! Yum!