Saturday, 26 July 2014

My Granddaughter in a Bonnet

This is the Abigail Patterned Bonnet I have for sale on this site. This is Lillybeth's own bonnet.
My girls were all so fair I wasn't sure how she would look in this bonnet, but I love it on her.

Friday, 25 July 2014

A Garden Shot

English Rose

This floral print was sent to me by a very good friend who lives in England. 
There was one meter and it was so my style, but I hadn't a clue what to make with it.
That was 19 years ago.
I made this little size 2 dress for my now 18 year old, and is shown here on my granddaughter,( 18 months old) who would not sit still for any pictures!
The patterns is Sweet Pea by the Garden of Smocking ( out of print)
The smocking my own design using colours from the dress.

Farm Girl Favourite

Barnyard Beauty.
Size 4, for this four year old.
Blue Batiste
Dress Patterns: Sweet Pea by Garden of Smocking ( out of print)
Smocked Barnyard scene for Australian Smocking Magazine from the 1990's.

This dress was made 20 years ago and has been worn by 4 of my girls.

Black Sheep of the Family

Teal and white Gingham jumper, with a back sash and buttons down the back to the waist.
Size 6.
Picture smocked with three white sheep and one black one.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Smocked Baby Bonnet: Country Rose

Smocked Baby Bonnet
size newborn to 8 months

Country Rose
in a rosy coloured floral print of cotton/polyester
Rose edging and pink satin ribbons at the neckline and the back ties.
Smocked in dark sage green, pale pink and deep coral rose.
Note the heart shape in the rose colour.

Country Rose


Smocked Baby Bonnet: Country Queenie

Smocked Baby Bonnet
newborn to 8 months
in light green gingham, cotton/polyster
White edging and white satin ribbons at neckline and tie backing
Smocking in a medium sage green with white Daisy's that have a yellow center.

Country Queenie

Smocked Bonnet: Country Penny

Smocked Baby Bonnet 
9 months to 2 years
yellow print cotton/polyester fabric
Edged in white, with white satin neck ties and back ties
Smocked in light pumpkin, mustard yellow, celery green and bright pink.


Smocked Baby Bonnet: Lydia in Pink

Smocked Baby Bonnet
"Lydia in Pink"
Newborn to 8month size
Pink cotton/polyester mix
Edged in pink, with pink satin ties at the neckline and smaller ones in the back.
Smocked in a medium rose colour.


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Pink Heart Baby Dress

I made this dress 26 years ago for my eldest daughter. It was one of the first smocked dresses I ever made, back when I use to gather the pleats by picking up the dots and threading through by hand. The dress was just a normal pattern and I smocked the top and layed the pattern over the smocked piece. Nothing fancy.
This is my 13 month old granddaughter, the baby of that daughter wearing the same dress. Timeless dresses.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Smocked Bonnet: Olivia in White

Smocked Baby Bonnet
"Olivia in White"
newborn to 8 months
white cotton/polyester mix
 egding in pink, pink satin ties at neck and smaller ties in the back
smocked in pale pink, deep rosettes and sage green leaves, with white background 
"Olivia in White"


Smocked Bonnet: Nellie in Ecru

Smocked Baby Bonnet
"Nellie in Ecru"
size newborn to 8 months
ecru coloured Batiste fabric
very fine lightweight fabric for hot summer days
overcast in pink
smocked in darker Ecru colour with dainty rose coloured buds
Pink satin neck ties and back tie

"Nellie in Ecru"

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Smocked Bonnet: Country Martha- 9mon-2 yrs

Smocked Bonnet
9 months to 2 years of age
"Country Martha"
Smocked on ivory coloured  cotton fabric with tiny blue print

 trimmed with white edging
smocked in medium, & light blue with deep and medium coloured rosettes
3/8 inch blue neck ties and smaller back ties

"Country Martha"

Smocked Bonnet: "Karen in White"

Smocked Baby Bonnet
newborn to 8 months
"Karen in White"
Smocked in a peachy pink and coral colours
trimmed with pink egding
pink satin tie ribbon and tie back
" Karen in White"