FF (formerly feral) Rusty with FF (finally finished) CC Jane for Vivian Rose
This little outfit has been sitting at the back of my cutting table for almost a year now. Why? Because after embroidering the tricycle I thought a lighter pink applique fabric would have looked better. I got as far as cutting out another front, but never got to the re-embroidery. So it sat. Until last week.
Children’s Corner Jane, one of my go-to-patterns for wiggly Vivian Rose, with an added angel sleeve ruffle. The pattern is so simple, perfect for embellishing one way or another.
When I took it outside to photograph because the lighting is so much better, my ever-loving, always-seeking-affection feline fella Rusty jumped into a pot of geraniums to be near me. It was a cat photobomb. But I just kept shooting as sunset was approaching.
Some readers might remember this photo of grandson Alastair with kitten Rusty, who was discovered with his recently feral mama in our old vacant chicken house. That was in an earlier post, Sew Lucky, Sew Beautiful, .
Grandson Alastair is wearing his Big Brother shirt and holding tiny Rusty. Mama Alina is keeping close to her kitten. He never was camera shy.
A most unusual cat, he has grown up to be as social, loving and attentive as any dog we’ve had.
Do you all remember catching fireflies on young summer nights? A glowing mason jar served as a torch in the early darkness at the end of a lazy day of sunshine.
A few summers ago our grandchildren experienced this delight at our cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. It was especially exciting for them because lightning bugs are rarely seen in Florida, and never before seen by them. Continue reading
“Candy Corn Cutie” design is from Embroidtique.
Children’s Corner Jane has got to be one of my all-time favorite patterns. When it comes to play clothes or holidays with a short-wearing season, this is my go-to.
It is so quick and easy that I made two Jane tops for toddler granddaughter Vivian Rose. Two!!!!
Poor placement of text on fabric. It would have been so much more readable if it had been embroidered on the almost white stripe.
Children’s Corner “Jane” with elephant applique
This was made while spending a week at our mountain cabin. With our daughter and her two children and all their activities, it was a busy time. And yet, I managed to finish this Children’s Corner Jane for 18 month old Vivian Rose.
What a terrific pattern this is! Fast as a New York minute, easy as pie and cute as a button. How’s that for a lot of cliches? But it’s all true. This may be the perfect pattern for our 18 month old granddaughter Vivian Rose.
I love a pattern that is simple enough to alter easily for different looks. For the size 2, the basic top required just 1/2 yd. of 60″ wide fabric. On this gray gingham top, a lace edged ruffle was added over the regular elasticized sleeve. An appliqued gray ultrasuede elephant adds textural interest. The loose tail is a bias tube made from the ruffle sleeve pink fabric. I hope she doesn’t pull it off. Continue reading