KeepSake Sewing

KeepSake Sewing
Over 20 Years Experience

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This blog started off sharing my bridal business sewing projects and is now a hodgepodge of unique and fun things I have created over the years.

Hope your creative side is inspired!


Friday, January 29, 2010

A Bustle on a Gown with Pick-ups

When bustling this dress I used the french bustle method. I used nylon rings and color coded ribbons under the dress train. There were a total of 7 bustle points used to complete this look. The back of the dress bustled stays just as beautiful as the front complimenting the lines created by the tucks on the front of the gown. Once this brides dress is bustled she will be ready to dance the night away.
Bustling a wedding gown correctly is critical to helping the bride stay comfortable in her dress all night - especially if there is a wedding dance planned. The most important parts to creating a bustle is getting the dress completely off of the floor and making it appear as though it is a floor length dress.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Snow Paint

As a coordinator to help with crafts at our local Mom's group one year we decide the ladies would make children friendly recipe scrapbooks.  Each meeting the Mom's came together and created 2-3  4"x6" pages that would be placed in a small photo-album.  Once the year was over I continued to add more pages and create books for gifts.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Poster Winner



Another look at Madeline's winning poster. She entered the Annual Knights of Columbus substance abuse awareness poster contest in October 2009. In November, she won our local contest in Pella and advanced onto the state competition.





On Jan. 19 she received a letter notifying her she had won 1st place in the state competition in her age group. Included was a Wal-mart gift card. Her poster now advances onto the national contest. On Sunday, Jan. 31 she will be presented with a plaque at 10:00 Mass. Good Luck & Congratulations Maddy!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Parish Mission logo

St. Mary's of Pella has asked me to help create a logo for the Parish Mission that will take place during Lent 2010. I used some clip-art found after googling Microsoft clipart fire and reworked the design adding colored flames and some fun typesetting. The result is a simple eye-catching logo to be used in marketing the mission. For more information to attend the Renew Your Spirit mission contact St. Mary's at 641-628-3970.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Chunky Crayons

As a coordinator to help with crafts at our local Mom's group one year we decide the ladies would make children friendly recipe scrapbooks.  Each meeting the Mom's came together and created 2-3  4"x6" pages that would be placed in a small photo-album.  Once the year was over I continued to add more pages and create books for gifts.

Monday, January 11, 2010

T-shirt quilt for graduation


Eighteen t-shirts were cut down into 12" squares to make this quilt. 5 tonal fabrics were used and a multi-pattern with all of the colors was used to border the quilt. What a great keepsake.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Capital Campaign logo



The logo I created for St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pella, Iowa. This was their 3rd Capital campaign to raise money for a phase III building project.