I hope everyone is having a fun summer! It has been very hot here in Alabama, too hot. I must admit that I am looking forward to cooler weather!
Maleah came for a visit and stayed with us for 3 weeks! It was too hot for her to play outside so she spent her time indoors cooking, reading, playing with dolls, lots of crafts, playing Webkinz (yes, yours truly played Webkinz with her!), but most of her time was spent in the sewing room.
We made an apron while she was here and decorated it with the lollipops design from the Martha Pullen Pick-a-Pocket machine embroidery CD. (It's not up on the website yet, but I'll put it up soon - you will love it!)
Maleah wore her new apron while she baked banana bread from scratch. It turned out yummy, she's a great little baker!
Update on the Archival Storage Boxes - We are expecting them to arrive any minute now, literally. I'll let you know as soon as they get here. We'll start shipping immediately.
Free Vintage Pattern!
I can't find a date on this adorable toddler pattern, but it was published when Simplicity patterns were only 35 cents.
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Simplicity 4314 - Size 1
Toddlers Pinafore and Sunsuit, Brother and Sister Fashion:
Pinafore is styled with a bib and gathered skirt joined to a waistband. Shoulder straps fasten to back waistband with buttons and tie ends fasten into bow at center back.
The sunsuit is styled with bib and shorts joining a waistband. Straps button to back waistband and shorts have a roll back cuff.
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