Saturday, May 19, 2012

Farm Girl Sewing and Garden Updates

This week went by in flash. These three kids keep me on my toes for sure, but I don't mind. I am loving this new busy full life of ours. 

I did however get to steal away a few hours in my sewing room during nap time. I was determined to sew something for Deirdre since as I was sorting out seasonal clothes and I saw that she grew out of two of the dresses I've made for her- which really saddens me. 

But thankfully Mommy can sew more and I had some very cute fabric on hand to sew something for my farm girl. I especially love this fabric because we own a Dominique hen, who is black with white polka dots. The result was the above dress. I used Oliver and S's free pop-over sundress pattern. You can find the link to the pattern here.

I think I can now say that I am past being a beginner sewer. However this dress was easy. It took me two hours from cutting to finish. I highly recommend it as a beginner project. It is even easier than a pillowcase dress. I even sewed in some ribbon to the dress yoke for some added flare. 

Above you can also see our new family rhythm watercolor chart. The kids helped me paint it. So far it is working wonderfully for us. I was inspired by Becca's chart here on her blog, Chocolate Eyes. 

I hope you all had a great week too. Below is an update on our fairy garden. It is coming along nicely. Now all we have to do is keep the deer out! 


PS: Does anyone know of any good summer craft swaps going on? I'd love to join one. 


  1. I would love to join a summer craft swap too! I think your dress is absolutely beautiful! And and your daughter seems like shes very happy to wear it.

  2. Looks like lots of beautiful and whimsical happenings are occuring in your part of the world :-) The dress you made Deirdre is so sweet and your rhythm chart looks wonderful.

    I don't know of any summer swaps at the moment. Bits of Goodness might do one soon? Are you part of that community? It is great ~

    Otherwise we could always start one!

  3. Very sweet dress! I will have to try that pattern! Your gnome garden is looking fabulous!

  4. What a cute dress! I love your fairy/gnome garden.

  5. You did a great job on that cute!

  6. Beautiful dress!! And a wonderful gnome/fairy garden! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  7. You fairy garden is coming out so wonderful I love all the details!!! We just started one this week but we are still adding more details..
    PS I love the fun chicken bright!!

  8. Thank you ladies for all the love! The fabric is from Robert Kaufman. I ordered it from!

    1. It's a really big website I've never been to that site before what a great find!! thanks so much I think I will be ordering a few fabrics...I've been wanting to make a few bonnets for my newest little addition and they have such wonderful fabric choices!!!

  9. Oh, that dress is just adorable! and so is your daughter. Yes a summer swap would be fun, I don't know of one though.

  10. What a beautiful dress. And I love your rhythm chart. The colors are so bright & beautiful. Thanks for your hot sauce advice. I tried it tonight with some Habanero sauce. Hoping it works! Though my husband says we're dealing w/ NM grasshoppers & so they might love it! lol



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