“I Do” Alterations


Over a year ago I was contacted by a gal that I went to Jr High and High School with.  She needed her wedding gown altered and only had a few days to get it done!  Of course I was up for the challenge!

The dress was sleeveless and came with a lace jacket.  My job was to alter the jacket and then attach it to the dress so that it would be an open-back dress with wide straps in the front and closed with buttons on the back of the neck.IMG_20130822_121110_496[1]

As you can see in this picture, I have pinned one side of the front to make the dress straps.


I sewed little button loops on the back of the neck opening to go with the glass buttons I attached after cutting the opening for the back.



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Phoenix Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival



I had the opportunity last week to spend a day with my Aunt, Sister, and Niece wandering all around the Phoenix Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival.  The booths were wonderful and I came home with some beautiful goodies.  I LOVE girls day when we get to go do something fun that we are all interested in!

At the very first booth we stopped at, I picked up this pack of 7 FQ’s Feathers and Fancy by Dianna LaFerry.  I swoon at the peacock, and the colors.


When I found this adorable vintage kitty hankie print, it reminded me of how I loved kitties when I was a little girl.   I’m debating what to make with it… maybe apron bibs?


And how could I go wrong with such a good price on all this beautiful lace!


As you can see from the first picture, I got a quilt pattern that you can find HERE


The last piece of fabric I got…   the bright and cheerfulness of hello betty by chloe’s closet doesn’t disappoint, especially if you adore the 30’s look for fabrics like I do.

 And now I have an awesome basket to carry my projects around with me! This basket was made by some ladies in Africa.


Now my creative cup is full of ideas and I just need to get started!

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Right Around the Corner

Next week is Thanksgiving in the USA which means the beginning of all the holiday parties!  My cousin helped me out by taking pictures of her adorable baby modeling the clothes and blankets for my Etsy shop Fairy Child Heirlooms.



Be sure to stop by and see the rest of the cute pictures and buy an amazing gift for the baby in your life!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/fairychildheirlooms

All items in this shop are made and hand embroidered by myself in my smoke-free home and ready to send right away!

This white blanket is the only exception to the ready-to-ship items… the white blanket is made when you pay for it so I can do embroidery on it (if you choose to pay extra for embroidery). Blanket is shipped within 3 business days.

WHITE Lightweight Baby Blanket with Lace Edging, Blessing or Christening Blanket, Baby Shower Gift, Nursing Cover Up, Special Occasion


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French Knot Lady



This beautiful lady is embroidered on a pillow.  I made this when I was a young girl.  I remember being so excited because I learned how to make french knots!  This was a gift for my Mother so I carefully picked the mauve pink color, which my mom loved, for the dress and bonnet.  I even remember picking the minty green for the leaves, and the purple & pale lavender for the flowers!  What a blessing my sewing talents have been throughout my life in creating happiness in the lives of others.

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Creating a life of magic through the inspiration of nature


I have always been drawn to the magic of nature, even as a small child.  My Oma created the most magical life for her grandchildren. I remember visiting her home in the Arizona mountains several times each year and running to a pine tree with a hidden nook where Oma’s mouse friend, Matty Mouse, had hidden special treats as a welcome to her home.

My sisters and I spent many happy hours exploring all over the forest where my grandparents lived.

There were dolly tea parties to be had,


elf friends to play with,

fish to swim with,


birds to fly with and fairies to dance with.


The magic I felt each time we visited spoke deeply to my soul. I knew that one day I wanted to create a magical world like that. Oma helped spark that dream with her hours of patience helping us grandchildren learn to sew and create whatever our imaginations could conjure up.


Several years ago, My older sister told me about Waldorf education and all the sweet little natural toys that children play with. My soul lept with joy at the thought of an entire community of people that loved nature as I do!

daffodil fairies

What I make and sell in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/happyhoneybee72  goes beyond just a few little toys made from natural materials. I use the inspiration of nature around me to create a world of magic for grown-ups and children. I make items for the home such as aprons, tea towels, and holiday themed decorations.

strawberry-apron  fiesta-apron-for-angela woz-bag-front swss party picks apron vintage patternbeth-witch  bmvv-card towel tag great art exchange bunny-candy-cup scripture-bag1  hhhs mel rag balls vday-bird bee towels

Of course I do make play things for the children

fairy3 easter swap goldithreebears mushroom bag crown s1 nest bag shamrock3 sscs catornie nubby elf doll

and clothes for their dollies.

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 I also make flannel blankets and burp cloths, and special occasion clothing and accessories for babies and children which can be found in my other Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/fairychildheirlooms

babydoll-present lace-65-bonnet2big Purple Flannel Blanket white blessing dress eyeletbonnet Patchwork Shabby Chic Blanket purplebaby2big preemie blankets  sara-a-dress brigham1big  samantha..1st smocking allyson-baptism2big allybluebig Gift Set of Three Blue Yellow  Polka Dot Burp Cloths Katherine1

You can find heirloom styled doll clothes in this shop too

25dollsacquebig 32peachdress2big 18dollslipbig Heirloom Doll Blanket

If you see something on this post that you would be interested in me making for you then please send me an email!


❤ Missy

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Purple Apron





you can find this apron in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/159968411/purple-swirls-and-flowers-half-apron?ref=shop_home_active

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Where did the time go?  How did it become mid August already? NOOOO! I don’t want the kids to be back in school already!

Well, I guess I’m just going to have to get busy and finish some projects that have been sitting in a box in my closet waiting to be sewn together. 😉

In the mean time… my  birthday was this week and I created a treasury on Etsy:  https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTQwNDE2MDZ8MjcyMjI5NDQ2NQ/its-my-birthday

And I’ve been featured in several others!!! Lets see if you can find the items featured from my shop 🙂












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I have this sweater that just makes me look frumpy no matter what I wear it with so I decided to dye it.





The sweater is wool so I used what’s called a ‘cool bath’ (where you start with cool water and gradually heat up the water so it doesn’t felt the wool) and Wilton orange food coloring gel.

What do you think?

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As I was visiting my sister yesterday, my sweet little niece excitedly told me all about the potholders she has been making for her family and “Do you want me to make some for you too?”  well of course!  so she sat down at her loom and started weaving away making the prettiest design in sunset colors.  BUT before she could finish, her friend came over to play so she talked me into finishing it for her.  She came in several times to check on my progress and to make sure I made the 2nd potholder for myself 🙂  I just love my niece!

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It’s a New Year…

…Time to set some goals!


I sit here pondering all I’ve done (and NOT done) since I started my sewing business.  I’ve often thought of how I had such big ideas that didn’t pan out.  That’s bound to happen to every business, right?  Well I’m not going to let my failed ideas and dream dash my spirit any longer so my New Years resolution is to…

  1. make at least one new thing each week.
  2. post something on my blog at least once a week
  3. sell everything that’s in my shop.  (How in the world am I going to accomplish this?)

Well there you go.  Baby steps to becoming better in 2013!  If you have any ideas on how I can accomplish these 3 goals, please let me know 🙂

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