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3rd Birthday Dress for Beatrice

This beloved, long-awaited baby girl will be 3 years old in a few days!  In celebration of the occasion I have made her a birthday confection of batiste, lace, embroidery, feather stitches, ribbon and entredeux. As her official church Nana, I embraced this privilege.

This child is pure joy for her family and our entire church congregation.  We prayed so fervently for her safe delivery into the loving arms of her adoptive parents.  With her sparkling brown eyes and bouncing curls, she is all girl while at the same  rough and tumble.

Beatrice romps with her big dog and both of mine (weighing 100+ lbs).  She is friendly with the three family goats

and fearless with huge horses when she visits the stables. shhh..but just between you and me, she is a little frightened by teeny tree frogs! Continue reading

Smocked Boy Daygown



Yet another ready-to-smock customized to achieve the look I wanted.  My gorgeous grandson was just too pretty to suit up in denim bib overalls, but the smocked ruffled sleeve was more fuu-fuu than I wanted.




So after adding blue embroidered Swiss trim and entredeux to the front, I cuffed the sleeves instead of smocking them.  The cuff is trimmed like the front, with entredeux and blue Swiss trim.

Like most of the ready-to-smock garments, this is wash and wear.  My daughter doesn’t mind ironing the little bit of Swiss trim.




Ahhh…a daughter and grandson to warm the cockles of this old fashioned Nana’s heart.  And a son-in-law who indulges my love of classic baby clothing.  Ahhhh….life is good!