Friday, July 22, 2016

Visions of Sugarplums {New in the Shop}

New in the shop this week is our Sugarplum Christmas dress.

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Classic styling with ric rac and ribbon details.

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And the most exquisite embroidery.

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Make this a Christmas dress to remember.

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Find it {here} in either red dot with pink ric rac or candy pink dot with red ric rac.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Pixie Noel Fabric {Blog Hop}

We were over the moon when Tasha Noel of A Little Sweetness,
invited us to be a part of her Pixie Noel fabric blog hop. 
We've been big fans of her art work and fabric designs for years.

When we first saw Pixie Noel, we immediately knew we needed 
to make a special "Bake Day" set. One of our favorite parts of 
 celebrating the holidays is baking and decorating 
sugar cookies with each of our families.


Our Bake Day set includes an apron, an embroidered tea towel 
 and a patchwork hot pad. You can find each piece in {our shop}.

Our apron measures 20" across the top, 33 across the bottom 
and is 19" high. The sash is gathered neatly at the waist 
and measures 32" long, leaving lots of room 
to tie a festive bow in back. 

We fashioned this after a favorite vintage apron from 
Angel's collection.


The dainty mint floral pin is removable with a pin-back.
Isn't that stocking-capped little bird just the cutest?
You will fall in love with all the sweet little characters 
and whimsy Tasha has poured into Pixie Noel


Of course we had to add a touch of our signature hand embroidery.
Would it be a TaDa! Creations without it?  ;)


We couldn't resist stitching up these little ladies onto a 
scrappy bordered tea towel. We used an absorbent cotton and it
 washed up quite nicely with minimal ironing needed.


Doesn't this just make you want to put on your Christmas records 
and bake something yummy?



We also enjoyed making our first ever
patchwork hot pad to match. 
We love learning a new skill, don't you?
 This {tutorial} came in quite handy.


We used a layer of insul-fleece and a layer of cotton batting
for both the top and bottom of the pot holder.
You want the metallic portion of the fleece to be in the middle 
of your batting "sandwich".


Different from quilting, we actually cut our bias tape 
on the bias so it would take the curves 
around the corners nicely.

  Now available in our Etsy shop

The perfect gift for yourself or your favorite baker this Christmas.

If our little baking set has given you the itch to whip up some 
sugar cookies, you can find the recipes both Amy and I use {here}.

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Thanks for joining us on the Pixie Noel blog hop. 
 Be sure to check out all of the other talented designers on the tour.
Tour dates below...

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7/18 Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts
7/19 Taunja of Carried Away Quilting
7/20 Angel & Amy of TaDa! Creations
7/20 Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane
7/21 Tina of Emily Ann's Closet
7/22 Debbie of Happy Little Cottage
7/22 Megan of Dolly Henry
7/25 Heather of Vintage Grey Handmade
7/25 Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl
7/26 Jemima of Tied with a Ribbon
7/26 Angela of A Little Patchwork
7/27 Andy of A Bright Corner
7/27 Lindsay of The Cottage Mama
7/28 Wynn of Zakka Art
7/28 Kerry of Kid Giddy
7/29 Christine of Stitching Revival
7/29 Tasha of A Little Sweetness

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