Salt & Pepper Shakers

Salt & Pepper Shakers
One of my favorite finds while on vacation in Pennsylvania

Not the store bought variety...

Not the store bought variety...
I loved the color of these beauties in a white bowl

Friday, February 6, 2009

How was YOUR week? And what do you all have planned for this weekend???

Look at how darling these vintage patterns are!

These are some of my current projects I am working on. Some are for my little granddaughter and others I will sell. The dress pattern above is Emily Jean's Easter dress! I am going to make this one very special!

The little coat pattern is cut and ready to sew, it will be lightweight spring coat, and then I will post it on

my Etsy shop.

I am sure you may have noticed I put my dolls and one of my aprons on there.

Perfect Valentine or Easter gifts for a little girl~


I will slowly be adding items on Etsy for sale as I complete them.

So if you or anyone you know are looking for something special and sweet for Easter check my Etsy shop first! :D

I am planning on making some more Easter baskets~so if anyone is interested in purchasing any please let me know~

I will be glad to taylor it to a boy or girl. Or if you would like a tag if it is a gift and you want it to say who it is from like I did for my granddaughters basket. Just leave me your email in a comment and I will get back to ya!

This cute little dress will be made and sold-

I am having so much fun with these sweet patterns!

This fun pattern will be for my lil Emily Jean for summer. I will make a few changes to the pattern and use some fun fabric too.

Boy this pattern brought back memories for me!
I just love the way these patterns look~
to me they are a peace of artwork!

I haven't cut these ones as of yet-looking for just the right fabric for them.

Again I might be altering the pattern just a bit...
I have some creative ideas swirling about my lil head!
I haven't been blogging much ~kind of been busy cutting, sewing and planning.
I jumped online and been able to hit a few blogs here and there to say hello,
in between life's interesting happenings. You all know how it is?
So sorry if I missed any of your blogs it was not intentional.
I have missed all of YOU blogger's out there~Just so ya know!!!
It has been a very nice week here weather wise-finally! Unusually warm weather, and I actually was able to open my windows to enjoy a soft breeze one day. Isn't it so strange because I know some of you are getting unusually cold weather.
One day we actually hit 60! People tend to put shorts on when it gets that warm around here in the Pacific Northwest~LoL~ This is were you will also see something I had never seen before that is until I moved here~socks with sandals! I know crazy huh?
At least to this Southern California girl it is!
I will also be having a giveaway soon!
I have been working on something for one of you lucky bloggers.
So keep on eye on this blog for more details...
I hope all of you have an awesome weekend!
I know I will~Tomorrow a trip to the salon for a pedicure and get my nails done-Hooray!!!
It has been a long week and this girl could really use some pampering.
I will get up somewhat earlyish
(I love to sleep in Saturday's LoL
especially when my husband is home so it won't be easy)
and hit the dreadmill-
I mean the treadmill so that I have my fours days in this week.
I usually do about 3.25 miles four to five days a week-fast walking with an incline
(the old lady is not allowed to run anymore).
I have been doing this routine faithfully since last May and only lost about three weeks due to illness. It is finally starting to pay off and I can see and feel a difference.
Plus I take care of my granddaughter everyday while my daughter works, trying to hold down the fort doing all those typical mom things,
and also make time for my lil projects.
This week I was never so happy to see the weekend come!
So my daughter and I will be relaxing at one of our favorite places to go
and it is so good for my soul too!
Amber and I really enjoy visiting with all the gals in the salon-
we all get a good chat in while checking out the latest fashion magazines and get pretty.
I just adore those girls at our salon-they are the best and they treat us like Queens!
Then if we are not too relaxed afterwards we will be off for some shopping...
at the fabric store maybe? :D
What will all of you be doing this weekend?
Much Love,


  1. Tam I love those patterns! They bring back such sweet memories. Where do you find them? I'm off now to check out your Etsy shop. Have a wonderful day! ♥

  2. Hi Tam,
    Your week-end sounds great! My mom has so many of those same patterns that she made outfits for me out of. That is so cool that you making some for your granddaughter. I can;t wait to see them ! Have fun at the spa, you lucky duck you. Cindy

  3. Oh you lucy thing you being pampered, my weekend consists of decorating my bathroom,my nails at the moment need some TLC they will have to wait untill i am finnished.I love your vintage patterns i realy like the last one i cant wait to see them made up give me a shout when you have one done, well enjoy the rest of your weekend best wishes Pat

  4. Oh i just love the old patterns! I made so many things for my daughter... It was fun!

    You are doing well with the exercise. GOOD JOB!
    I need to make a new commitment to do the same.

    Can't wait to see the give away. I'm sure I will love it! :)

  5. These patterns are cute...I can remeber wearing some of these that my grandmother made.
    I wonder if my mom still has them?

    You're doing great with exercising! It took me 5 months to lose 10lbs. It sure is easier to put on then take off!

  6. I really do love the vintage children's patterns too. I have a few of them but have not braved making something yet. I think I will make that my next project! Oooh your weekend sounds so wonderful. How I would love to join you! Hope you had a great time!

  7. These patterns are so cute. I remember making some of them for my girls when they were small.

    Did you buy them on line or did somebody give them to you? I'm amazed that these fragile things are still around.

  8. what memories, my mom always sewed for us. my girls can both sew but dont. i taken it back up though, for household items only, i not good enough to make clothes
    kudos to you

  9. I love vintage patterns! I do crafty stuff with them :)