Thursday, February 11, 2010

Miss Mary Valentine

Today was the Valentine party at Kindergarten.
So, of course, Ahnalin NEEDED a new dress. 


 You see,

I love vintage valentines.

A lot!

And I fell in love with this fabric "With Love" by Sharon Evans Yenter
for In The Beginning Fabrics.

 It reminds me of those sweet valentines.

And I bought it at my favorite local fabric store,
Fabrics on Mill Street.

And I was thrilled to be a pattern tester for Samantha Caffee of the Handmade Dress.
This is my test of her new pattern "Miss Mary".

Isn't it darling?

Ahnalin thought so.
But because it was pretty darn cold here this morning,
she wore it with a long sleeved top and tights.

What a sweet little valentine!

And on a different topic,
I just passed my one year Blogiversary on Sunday.

I forgot to post!

And even though I did not start my hit counter until last May,
I am almost at 25,000 hits since then.

So, that means I need to come up with a fabulous giveaway to celebrate!

Stay tuned!

As soon as I decide what it is, I will do another giveaway post!

Love to you all.


Saturday update!!
The Miss Mary pattern in PDF format is now available
from The Handmade Dress.
Samantha said that if you want the printed version, it will be
available for shipment on Monday, Feb. 22nd.
You can purchase it here.

You will love this beautiful pattern.


Sew Like Nobody's Watching said...

Oh I love this dress, cutie fabric, and what a darling pattern! How blessed you were to be a pattern tester. Great job!
We are on the same page tonight! I just posted my daughter's Valentine's Day party dress too

Martha said...

Oh my that is too stinkin cute! And it just "suits" her. Cute cute cute

everythingsewing said...

Just to cute, I really like the new pattern and the fabric is adorable.

Naomi said...

Oh you are so clever!!! I love it!! I plan to mention you this week in a post I am going to do about a sewing project the kids did before Christmas when they made gifts for the Granny's! I want people who read my blog to see how amazing you are!!!

Oh and I love give aways.... I'll stay tuned!! Wouldn't it be funny if I won yours?!!!

donna said...

Absolutely georgous! I want to sew like you. Everything you make looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Linda B said...

Your daughter must be the envy of all her friends, with a wardrobe to die for! Wait til she gets into High School! It's just adorable.

The Momtastic Stitcher said...

That is adorable, almost as adorable as your daughter lol....great job!

April said...

I am so in love with vintage Valentine's. They have actually made me develop a love for Valentine's Day, when in the past I seriously could have cared less. Your sewing is darling - she looks so happy in her new frock.

julia said...

What a lucky little Valentine Princess who has such a great and talented mom!

Bunny said...

Fabulous dress and the fabric is just too doggone cute. Ahnalin looks adorable as always.

Thinking of India and hope all will go well.

LAnderson said...

OMGoodness - does she not look totally ADORABLE in that totally ADORABLE dress?!?!?! LOVE the look on her sweet face in the first pic! She's so darling!!

Laura L. said...

A beautiful dress!! LOVE it. :)

joanne lendaro said...

Of course she "needed" a new dress, how could you possibly say no to that darling? Thanks for sharing, makes me smile.