KeepSake Sewing

KeepSake Sewing
Over 20 Years Experience


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!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Prayer Bears

For Christmas one year I made Prayer Bear gift sets for our nieces and nephews.  Each kit included laminated homemade prayer cards, a large stuffed bear and a video title Prayer Bear.  I typed the cards up in fun fonts and used clip art from Microsoft's website.

Each child received a card with a Saint having their namesake as well as a 4x6 card with the following prayers:
The Lord's Prayer
The Hail Mary
Grace Before Dinner Prayer
Serenity Prayer
Grace After Dinner Prayer
The Glory Be
Before Bed Prayer
Daily Prayer to Guardian Angel

Below are few pictures of the cards and some snapshot of the kiddos receiving their bears.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Bustle of Layers

A taffeta dress with layers and layers.  To bustle this dress I used the French Under Bustle method with color coded ribbons.  When the dress was bustled you didn't even notice all the extra layers.  The layers seamlessly blended so nicely.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Barbie Bookcase/Doll-house

My husband built a book shelf for our daughter when she was two.  When she was 4 she begged for a Barbie dollhouse.  We painted the inside of the walls to look like rooms and purchased Barbie furniture to fill the house as her Christmas gift this year.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Shrink Art

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.