I have been busy getting ready for spring show and making changes to the site. One of the most exciting changes is that now there is a shop filled with ready to ship items (you checkout with PayPal).
Check out the new blankets I have posted there!
And there are also some Legwarmers, which are perfect for the weather here in Minnesota since we just got 10″ of snow on April 18th!
Keep checking back to see other goodies added to the shop!
We have a little spring fever happening here in Minnesota. Everyday I’m asked if it is spring yet, but there is no grass to be seen yet. This week they are forecasting upper 30s and even 40s!!! So, to get us ready I did a little pattern testing for FooFoo Threads. Check out this adorable Cindy Lou Dress!
I love all the ruffles on this dress. It makes it perfect for twirling in the warm, green grass!Check out the back with sweet ruffles on the straps that turn into an adorable bow in the back! This is a knot style dress, so the straps are completely adjustable.
Dreaming of Spring . . . soon she can be doing this under one of the big trees in the yard, but until then on a white sheet in the dining room will have to do! Here’s to Spring being right around the corner!
Just finished a hat that I’ve been working on FOREVER! I don’t know why it took so long, but because the first game of the Vikings Football season is on Sunday I thought I better get it done!
Check out this awesomeness . . .
It come in newborn to Adult sizes! Prices start at $20. Order yours today! (Pattern is from www.mamachee.etsy.com)
And while you are thinking about fall, apples, pumpkin pie, soup, jeans and hoodies you might as well admit that soon it will be winter and you will need a nice warm blanket to cuddle up under while you read your book or watch the new season of all your favorite show (Yeah Grey’s!) you might as well order up one of these while you are at it . . .
A nice cozy adult size blanket made with the same soft, fuzzy fabric that the baby blankets are made of. Order it today so you will have it before it gets too cold!
I am also starting to work on some fun stuff for a couple shows that I have coming up for the holiday season, let me know if there is anything you are looking for or if you want to place an order early for the holiday season! Just zip me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also keep up to date with all my new creations follow me on Facebook!
There is a wonderful new store open in Waseca, MN called Family Tree Creations.
It is a consignment store (they have tons of kids clothes) with a boutique in front (GREAT place to get a quick gift for anyone!). They are located at 203 South State Street (Across from El Tequila and right before the railroad tracks). They are having a big grand opening on Friday , September 7th and Saturday, September 8th! Make sure you stop in for a sidewalk sale, Disney princesses, face painting and much more!
Check out some more fun items you will find there!
And that is just a glimpse of the great gifts and handmade items that Tawnia carries in her store! Also check out some of your favorite home party items like Thirty-One, Scentsy, Paparazzi Jewelry and much more! Richter Sculptor South will also be selling wooden pumpkins . . . so stop in and get your front porch ready for fall!
I have been busy pattern testing some adorable dresses by amazingly talented designers, so working on my own projects have been put on the back burner, but the kids got their postcard that says who their teachers are when school starts NEXT MONTH! Time to get working and get some cute fall items up and ready to sell!
But first here are some pictures of the cute dresses I made. These are available for custom orders, so let me know if you see something you like!
This is the Donna Dress by Petite Kids Boutique. Love the back on this dress. Jo got to pick out her own fabric for this dress and did a great job!
This is my favorite dress of the summer! It is the Ellie Tiered Twirler by Little Lizard King. This one is made of scraps I had lying around, I also made one for my niece and they both turned out amazing! Such a fun dress!
This is also a Little Lizard King pattern. It is the Bubble Dress! Sorry for the bad picture, but we were getting ready to go on vacation, so it was a rushed photo shoot! Love this fabric, great dress for fall! I think she needs a little green polka dot bag to go with it!
That is what I’ve been up to!
Football season is right around the corner, Vikings just had their first preseason game on Friday, so right now I am about 1/2 way done with a must have Vikings hat! Then I was to get some TCU Titian’s stuff made up for the upcoming school year! We also have the Le Sueur County Fair this week. Hopefully I will be on top of things and get some pictures posted on that!
Have a great day!
There is no better time sucker then Pinterest! LOVE it . . . especially the funny ones. Some of my favorites include:
I have so many projects and recipes pinned. Every once in a while I actually remember to do a project or make a recipe from my wonderful boards! And then I think the inventors of Pinterest really do need to create the “DID THIS” button. . .
To get to the point of this post . . . last summer we got a new puppy named Pepper. Little did we know Pepper was a jumper and she could get into my garden, so I came across this and pinned it right away!
And new that is what I wanted! So after Pepper took my potato markers out we got to work! And turned this . . .
Into this . . .
in just a weekend! I love how it turned out and now there is no way the rabbits are going to get in! Next year I plan to add some solar lights on to the posts and weed paper with mulch on top in the back where the raised beds are and finally finish the whole look with bricks around the whole garden!
What projects have you pinned and complete?
I was lucky enough to test a new pattern by Seamingly Smitten. It was there Boy’s Classic Fit Pants.
Since she needed someone for a size 6 Lucas was the lucky one to pick out the material and what would a 3-year-old pick . . . Cars of course!
Once he picked his material (which has been sitting on the shelf FOREVER waiting to be made into pants) I started sewing. In no time at all I ended up with these!
They were a hit and he wouldn’t take them off after I took the pictures! They are so comfy that I see more of these in his, Devin’s and the shops future!
Thank you so much Seamingly Smitten for giving me the opportunity to test your wonderful pattern!
You can purchase the pattern here http://www.seaminglysmitten.com/category/boys or purchase a pair of these cute, comfy pants by sending me an email at email@example.com!
This year has been very busy for Clothesline Chic. Although there hasn’t been much going on here I’ve been sewing and crafting up a storm for my favorite Minnesota cousin’s wedding!
Photo by Images by Vanessa
It was such a beautiful wedding and they are an amazing couple! That being said, I am okay if I never see another scrap of burlap for
a mighty long time a month or so! It was a county wedding complete with a hayride down to the local bar, something you only see in small town Minnesota!
During all the wedding prep I got to spend a lot of time with my wonderful cousin, Carey, we were personal attendants. The dresses are Clothesline Chic originals!
She is the best secretary/driver/advisor a person could ask for! We got to talking about how my website was lacking an update or 50. But since I was sewing for the wedding and with spring/summer coming up I would be in the garden she told me to start blogging about my happenings.
So here starts the adventures in sewing, quilting, gardening and being mom! I will still take custom orders, so if you see something you like just let me know! So, sit back and enjoy the ride!
Easter was only a couple of weeks (a month) away, so I thought I could still squeeze some pictures in before it was too late!
This year Jo got a new dress! Loved the Josie dress pattern from the Girls World book. Luke was sporting his “neck thing” and “pant holder-upers” from last year. And D didn’t want anything special, I was going to whip him up a matching tie, but it seems that 7 year-olds don’t wear ties. I still LOVE the way Luke looks in his bow tie and suspenders . . . he looks like he stepped out of Mary Poppins!
Jo wasn’t the only one to get a new dress for the occasion . . .
I also quick whipped up a new dress for me! This is the Jamie dress from Sis Boom. You can find the pattern here http://www.youcanmakethis.com/products/featured-products/jamiedressforwomenmisses0-181x-3xwomens.htm. I loved how simple it was to make. I have a top, sold a top and made 2 dresses from this pattern already. Love it!
All the dresses I make can be custom ordered. If you see something you like just message me or send an email my way to firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information!
I know this is a little late getting online, but if you are in the Montgomery/Lonsdale are this weekend we not only have the Swap Meet going on over in over at Pioneer Power, but the Market of Lonsdale is open this weekend! Today is the last day, but there is still time to hurry over and see some great stuff from local crafters!
Along with some wonderful rag rugs, antiques, and pottery you will find some cute hair accessories for children, purse skirts, tutu’s (there is a green and black one there I just LOVE!).
Of course Clothesline Chic has some adorable Minky blankets (trust me you will need 2!) along with cute skirts, Batman pants, and a fun 1/2 apron (great for Mother’s Day).
Stop in today from 9-2 102 N Main St Lonsdale – Entrance faces Hwy 19 (it is right after the stop light). The next Market will be in Fall and I hope to give you more advance warning about that one! I’ve been busy in wedding mode since after Christmas, but I will post about that later!
Have a wonderful Sunday, get out and enjoy the sun! Make sure to check back soon to see what I’ve been up to!