Friday, July 26, 2013

Facebook and New Items

Recently we set up a Facebook page for our business to help customers stay up to date with new items we are sewing. We are trying to add more items to our "Ready to Ship" section on our Etsy page. And as we add new items we will include a link on our Facebook page. You can check out our Facebook page here:

We have added some lovely new pioneer dresses:

As well as some adorable lederhosen:

We also have some lovely summer dresses "Ready to Ship" that are also available for customer ordering:

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Free Jumper and Dress

We are offering a jumper and baby dress today for free. Please just email us, or comment on this post. The first to ask will receive the dress requested. As dresses are taken I will make an addition to this post to let everyone know which dresses are still available.

 * Jumper is no longer available.
The jumper above is a size 6/7. The length from shoulder to hem is 35" and the finished chest measurement is 30".
*Baby dress no longer available.
This baby dress is a size 12 months. The finished length from shoulder to hem is 18".

We look forward to hearing from anyone interested in these items. : )

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thy Word is Like a Garden Lord

"Thy Word is Like a Garden Lord"

Thy Word is like a garden, Lord, with flowers bright and fair;
And everyone who seeks may pluck a lovely cluster there.
Thy Word is like a deep, deep mine; and jewels rich and rare
Are hidden in its mighty depths for every searcher there.

Thy Word is like a starry host: a thousand rays of light
Are seen to guide the traveler and make his pathway bright.
Thy Word is like an armory, where soldiers may repair;
And find, for life’s long battle day, all needful weapons there.

Oh, may I love Thy precious Word, may I explore the mine,
May I its fragrant flowers glean, may light upon me shine!
Oh, may I find my armor there! Thy Word my trusty sword,
I’ll learn to fight with every foe the battle of the Lord.

-Edwin Hodder (1863)

"Your Words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart."  Jeremiah 15:16

"As for God His way is perfect; The Word of the LORD is proven: He is a shield to all who trust in Him." Psalm 18;30

"Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesian 6:17

"Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119: 105

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria"

"How do you solve a problem like Maria?" A problem?

If she only knew-- Maria von Trapp’s life continues to be a blessing to countless people around the world. Her beautiful life story still brings joy and pleasure to many through dance productions and plays, as well as providing our family with sewing opportunities! The rippling effect of one life lived for God is amazing. We have always been inspired by the creativity and imagination of Maria von Trapp and her family; their beautiful music, self-sufficient life style, and their way of dress.

Over the years we have enjoyed sewing clothes that have a European flair. A couple of years ago we began selling a dress that we named in honor of Maria von Trapp- Maria’s Austrian Floral Dress. Since first introducing this dress we have sewn several for different heritage days events, Oktoberfest and even school productions of “The Sound of Music”.

This past December we were contacted by a dance studio with a request to sew 19 of our Maria’s Austrian dresses, 19 pairs of bloomers and two lederhosen with shirt sets. The dance studio was planning to perform a dance production to the music from “The Sound of Music”. We were thrilled with the opportunity!

We had never created lederhosen before but it was something we had wanted to sew for quite some time. My mother sewed a prototype, with great success! Then she moved on to sewing the two sets for the dance studio. I thought they turned out really well. As a side note- we will soon be offering lederhosen in our Etsy shop.

My mother did the majority of sewing, but my sister and I helped out by sewing all of the bloomers. Yesterday, as we finished up the last of the order, we listened to the soundtrack from “The Sound of Music” and imagined how sweet all 21 children will look dancing to the beautiful music! We are so grateful that the LORD blessed us with this opportunity and for the beautiful life example of Maria von Trapp.