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This 1977 Style dress pattern originally was purchased and made for the pioneer (Laura Ingalls Wilder) side of Aria.

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But being the classic style that it is, I have now made Aniyah a fall floral dress, stylish enough for 2016.

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I love this pattern! It’s simplicity adds to the floral pattern fabric, purchased at Walmart. I also love that you can dress it up with an adorable little apron . . . (maybe next time, for I do have my eye on the longer version of this dress).

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The neck line is plain but could also be dressed up with a lace collar, or some ruffles.  I chose to leave it simple.

The gathered sleeves are long, and have elastic at the wrist.

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It has a zipper closure in the back, which is much easier for me than buttons.

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I picked this fabric to match the mustard color leggings that I purchased at Old Navy. These beautiful, bright colors are a perfect choice for my sweet little girl.

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Autumn is upon us and Aniyah is ready!

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“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease.”  Genesis 8:22

 

I love the 1940’s style and get really excited when I can find a pattern from that era. I don’t have many but I treasure the patterns that I have.

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This pattern just happened to be the perfect size for Aria. The style of this dress is also perfect for my almost nine year old, who is way past ruffles upon ruffles.

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This pattern went together easily and I loved how it turned out.

It buttons up the front and ties in the back, giving it a more fitted look.

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The sleeves are gathered with a band at the bottom, and it has a small rounded collar.

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The fabric was purchased at Walmart for $3.97 a yard. This dress took about 1 1/2 yards.

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Moreover, from the blue and purple and scarlet material, they made finely woven garments for ministering in the holy place as well as the holy garments which were for Aaron, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.  Exodus 39:1

The Papa Tree

The Ginkgo tree was the perfect choice. Known for it’s medicinal properties for memory enhancement, this has become the memory tree . . . .

The Papa tree.

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Gone is the year of firsts. This hard year now lays behind us as we all come together, those who loved him best, and most, to celebrate his earth birthday and his brand new spiritual birthday. Hot dogs, bought by Papa just days before he left us, with the intent that we would come together for a cookout, birthday cake, children playing and family laughter was just exactly what he wanted.

27-img_157128-img_157229-img_1577Part of the celebration was the planting of the Papa tree, and the placing of the cross.

Tucked in the corner of the backyard at Papa’s house sits the reminder, and each grand baby took a turn pounding in the stake that would hold the wooden cross.

And he would have loved this, for these were what he treasured most!

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In loving memory of Papa

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. Revelation 32:4

My dear friend Cindy gifted me with a bag full of goodies! Among the many treasures I found a beautiful, colorful paisley fabric, paisley being among my favorites.

I had an idea in my head and searched one of my favorite website for the perfect pattern: https://www.etsy.com/   and found this 1950’s vintage jacket pattern.

01-img_1194Once I found my pattern I did another search on etsy and found the most yummiest Mongolian faux fur:   https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SkyeKnitsforBabies?ref=l2-shop-info-name.

So . . . I gathered my treasures and went to work.

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This precious little pea coat was perfect for Aniyah. The pattern is a size 3, and she is going into a size 4. I did not change the size at all and it was still a little big.

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The only change I made was the collar. I used an olive green Mongolian faux fur and hand sewed it to the collar. It is lined with a cotton print that has a pattern of various size crosses.

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This jacket is also a prayer covering for my precious girl!

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I am a huge fan of the fur!

Onto bigger sizes and brighter colors!

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“For Aaron’s sons you shall make tunics; you shall also make sashes for them, and you shall make caps for them, for glory and for beauty.  Exodus 28:40

 

Round three!

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This pattern sews up so quickly that I literally made two at a time. This is the third shirt from this awesome pattern.

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I made this shirt with long sleeves, the cuff closes with a button.

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The fabric is from Walmart (I am loving their fabric these days), it was $4.97 a yard. The short sleeve shirt takes a little over a yard and the long sleeve shirt takes around     1 1/2 yard.

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“You shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.  Exodus 26:31

Aria loved this pattern so much I made a second one!

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This shirt was made out of blue and white plaid fabric purchased at Walmart for $3.97 a yard.

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“You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue. Exodus 28:31

 

This is the second time I knitted this precious little vest from the Swoon knitting book. I absolutely love this book!

This time around I knitted the Little Shoreline Vest in red for Aria.

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The yarn is I Love This Yarn purchased at Hobby Lobby. This project  took two skeins of yarn.

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I am still loving the bottom edge that swoops down in the back, and is finished off with a ribbed knit.

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Three buttons close up the front and I chose brown buttons, just to give some contrast.

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Even though ‘I Love This Yarn’ is durable, cheap and easy to knit, the acrylic is no comparison to wool. You can really tell  by the way the yarn hangs in each of these vests.

 

I am shooting for the moon here and hope to make yet another Shoreline Vest, but this time, maybe in an adult size.

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For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. 1 Peter 2:25

 

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