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.


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.


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.


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


I am a huge fan of the fur!

Onto bigger sizes and brighter colors!




“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!


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


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


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.




“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!


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




“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.


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


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


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


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.


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


1950’s Vintage Shirt

I love just about any vintage patterns, but I certainly have my favorites, and this is one of them!

This pattern is from the 1950’s.


I had to add about two inches to the length of this shirt. Vintage patterns are usually shorted than we wear today, and Aria is so tall.


I just love this shirt and it turns out that Aria does too. I love everything about it, it’s a classic style. I love the sleeve length and the cuff at the end of the sleeve.


The fabric is something that I bought over 20 years ago, intended for a quilt back. It was tucked in a drawer in my sewing room and I haven’t seen it in years.

I searched and searched for fabric to match her red vest that I knitted for her. I found a couple of pieces of fabric, but it just didn’t grab me. I spent nearly three days looking and finally I felt the Lord remind me of this fabric, and it worked! I was happy with it instantly!


She was thrilled with the shirt so I am planning on making a couple more.


I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. Song of Solomon 2:1

I love this 1970’s vintage pattern.


My daughter gave me a beautiful yellow blouse and told me I could do whatever I wanted to with it.


It had pintucks running up the front of it with jeweled studded diamonds on ric rac trim. The collar was also trimmed out with the diamonds and pearl buttons closed up the front.


So I cheated just a little and cut the shirt down to fit Aria.


I used a fun rose pattern fabric for the skirt, added belt loops and topped it off with a rope cording for the belt.


The dress just took a couple of hours to complete. The fabric was a gift, the shirt was free and the ribbon and cording came from my stash, from many years ago. Pretty much the only cost to me was the wonderful pattern.


There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.  Proverbs 20:15


The Lord does not let anything slide, everything is purposed, carefully planned out and part of His grand design. Woven together for His purpose and His will. I have seen it in my own life and also in the lives of my loved ones. His perfect word tells us so.

Lord, you are my God;
    I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness
    you have done wonderful things,
    things planned long ago.

Isaiah 25:1

So I wonder . . . How in the world can our Nation survive such a time? How can we regain control and become “One Nation Under God” once again? Has our Lord had enough? Is He ready to judge America? Or does He have other plans in mind?

Could the Lord have purposely hidden the USA deep in the middle of His beloved Jerusalem? Tucked smack dab in the center of it?



Vintage Wrap Dress

I am not even sure where this hidden little gem came from. It had no envelope, just the instruction sheet with the pattern tucked inside, uncut.


This pattern sewed up quickly and easily, with just a few pattern pieces. It is a wrap around dress that closes with ties in the front.


I love how it went together, and I love the finished project. The length is perfect! I am not sure of the date of the pattern since the envelope is missing, I am guessing 1970’s, but it has a 40’s flare to it.


The fabric was given to me by a friend, it also has a vintage feel.


I added red piping down the front and along the neck edge.


My 8 year old granddaughter asked if I had it in her size. That makes this dress a winner for sure.


I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them.                                        Hosea 11:4

Vintage Nightgown

At a very low point in my life I received a very special package in the mail from my little sister Jodi. She knew my heart and her gift continues to bless me and inspire me.


am like a kid in a candy store! So many to choose from! 

I finally settled on the pajama pattern for Aniyah.


Since it’s summer, I didn’t want to do the long nightgown or the long pants. She’s pretty persnickety about elastic around her waist, so I decided to make the baby doll pj’s and eliminate the bloomers and make the gown a little longer.


The fabric in this sweet little gown is a cute little kitty pattern, given to me by a friend.


The bodice of the gown is made in a pin-tucked white fabric with lace, lined with a white cotton.


I used a cut up white T-shirt to trim out the arm holes, which made it super soft.


It closes in the front with two buttons.


It was a good choice. Thank you Aunt Jodi!

And now for the next pattern . ? . ? . ?


In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.  Psalm 4:8

I refashioned a T-shirt using a vintage pattern to make Aria this simple little summer top.


I used scrap knit fabric for the front and back bodice trim, as well as the shoulder straps.


The pattern was a size 7 but it was a little too big, so I had to do some adjusting.

2-IMG_06026-IMG_0622 “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.”  Psalms 113:3


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