This post is to redirect you to thegingerhousedesigns.com which is now up and running!! It’s not perfect yet but it’s coming right along. All of my old posts are there and the formatting is getting close. It’s hard work doing all the coding by yourself (I lied, Ed’s doing most of it but still…)
This will be my last post over here and I think we will soon have this one closed down to a redirecting page. So make sure you start following the new blog pretty pretty please.
Ok, I’m off now! I can’t wait to see you all on the new blog!!! YAY!
I finally get to announce!!! I’ve been dropping hints about something exciting that we have coming up and now it’s time to share!! We are moving!!
Ed has been offered a new job and since we had to wait till everything was set in stone before posting it all over the internet, I had to keep quiet. And that’s really hard for me. I’m a bad secret keeper and anyone who knows me knows that!
So today I wanted to post a little tribute to where the wonderful place we are leaving.
We got married while living here.
We got our first furry child, Jane.
We bought our first house.
We had a human baby, Molly.
We did things, we met people, we had fun!
This town has been good to us and we have enjoyed it immensely! Thanks to everyone who made it special!
Now, we are ready for our next big adventure! I’m so excited about the prospect of finding a new house and posting about some decorating fun 😉
This summer my sister and I got together a lot so our daughters could play (and so we can sew) but once the school year started, our visits have come to a stop. Until last weekend. Actually, my sister wasn’t there but I got to keep little Riley at my parents house while they went to get there new puppy 🙂
I always talk about how much they love each other but I’m pretty sure they love each other more and more everytime they get together! Molly isn’t always the most social little person but Riley has always been one of the few people that she can’t get enough of.
Anyway, here are some of our pictures from the day!
And here’s Jane. Children make her tired.
As I said, my parents went to get a new puppy. He is the cutest. I mean seriously. Look at this little guy!
That’s all for today. I just wanted to drop in for a quick post for the family 🙂
To everyone else, I have some super exciting things that I can’t post or announce yet but very soon! Thanks for hanging in here with me 🙂
Doesn’t Molly look angelic in this little dress? I love the way the afternoon fall light looks, too. But let’s talk about the important things here!
This pattern is the Ansley Dress by Blaverry Patterns and I got the chance to sew it up as part of the Blaverry Blog Tour.
The pattern comes with tons of options, top and shirt length, multiple hem finishes, multiple sleeve options and multiple neck finishes. I went with a dress length with the 3/4 length sleeves since we are heading into fall/winter and a pointy collar.
The instructions are written for an intermediate sewer who has basic knowledge of garment construction. In the instructions are page printing numbers so you only have to print out the options that you choose. This really comes in handy with as many options as there are!
I will be sewing this one up again! I need to try out a few more of the options. It was a close call between this hem finish and the high/low hem finish!
Thank you for stopping by!! Don’t forget to check out the other stops on this blog tour! And also use the code ILOVEBLAVERRY10 to receive 10% off of your copy of the Ansley pattern!
Just wanted to drop in and tell you about two other blog posts from the Queen Street pattern testers!
The first one is actually a post about both the Emerson Dress and the Queen Street Dress from Sallifersews!
The second is a version by Filles à Maman!
Go check them out 🙂
Here are a few blog posts that some of the Queen Street Dress Pattern testers wrote about their experience! Click on the names below to check them out!!
Rebel & Malice
Creative Needle and Threads Blog
I bought the Liesl + Co Late Lunch Tunic pattern last year and have made it a couple of times in woven fabrics (one here and another that hasn’t made it to the internet). I really love this pattern. It’s exactly the kind of thing that I want to wear in the fall. The kind of thing you wear with leggings and boots 🙂
For this version, I decided go with a knit fabric and use some left over chambray from a button down shirt I made for Ed (that will be up on the blog very soon).
I made a few modifications to the original pattern for this version. I dropped and widened the neckline since I didn’t want a collar on this version. I used the back skirt pattern piece to cut out the front as well, which gave it a different hemline look.
As an after thought, I shortened the sleeves. To be honest, after I made it and tried it on, I found the long sleeves to be a bit overwhelming in this fabric (which I got from Joann’s but I can’t find online, so it might be gone). Also, as a last minute change, I added elastic to the seam at the bodice to bring it in just a bit more since the knit fabric is thinner and drapey-er (is that a word?) than the pattern called for.
Actually, I was worried about the whole top being overwhelming in this fabric but my best friend Ellie (who is infinitely cooler than I am) told me it looked good. So I trusted her. She is painfully honest, too, so she would tell me if it looked bad. I love you, Ellie, if your reading this 😉
And to keep the grandparents coming back, here is a picture of Molly (and of the next upcoming pattern!)
It’s the last day of the blog tour! And our fabulous last day blog is AmandaRose!
Amanda of AmandaRose makes very cool things for her children. She has a very full tutorial section and I particularly love her projects with her girls that she does. Today she is showing off this very awesome version of the Emerson Dress!
Head on over to her blog to see more pictures and here what she has to say about the Emerson Dress!
Thank you for joining in on this blog tour! I had so much fun putting it together and seeing all the wonderful things that everyone created! Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Good morning everyone!! And welcome to day four of the blog tour! Today we have two awesome bloggers, Made by Sarah and Rebel and Malice.
First, let me introduce you to Sarah of Made by Sarah. She makes the most adorable things for her little girl. The Emerson Dress is made is floaty and soft! Hop on over there and see what she made and read more about it!
And out second stop of the day is over to see what Melissa from Rebel and Malice has created! She is a SAHM who sews for the 3 girls (and sometimes her son). The things she creates have a unique, vintage rocker edge to them and her beautiful version of the Emerson Dress is no exception! Head on over to her blog to hear even more about what she created!
And as promised, here is Alicia from Felt With Love Designs!
Felt With Love Designs is a blog filled with all kinds of cool things, from refashions, to sewing, to felt project and art! For the blog tour, she made a very cool Emerson dress using flannel! Head on over and check it out!
And if you misses this morning, don’t forget to check out Giggles and Bean’s post.