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!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


A fun project creating custom stockings, embroidered with their names for a client.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tree skirt

Creating three custom tree skirts for VERMEER Manufacturing was the goal.  The skirts measured just over 96" and were made of velveteen, satin and white fur.  

Monday, October 1, 2012

T-shirt design

Creating t-shirt designs for local clubs and organizations gives me a chance to use my art and design background as well apply my knowledge of apparel and textiles and design. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Guest House of Barn Boards

A friend posted this on their Facebook.  How inspired my husband is to recreate.  Wish we knew where the original picture came from.  

Taken from Carter's Country Outdoor Stores Facebook Page.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

T-shirt Design

It's that time again to create the Annual 8th Grade Party t-shirt. Wordle was used as the inspiration to create this t-shirt design.  It became alive with all 180+ students names.  Note: Wordle only allows you to use up to approximately 80-100 words.  Additional words and names were placed using post it glue while cutting and pasting.  A-Team Apparel out of Prairie City, IA polished up the layout, created the vector art, screen printed the shirts and sponsored the annual party.  A big thanks goes out to them for all their hard work in creating such a fun shirt and for generously sponsoring the 8th Grade Party!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pella Swim Club - Team Poster

Our local USA Swim Club wanted to have team posters made.  The cost to have them printed locally was going to cost us $10/poster - cost prohibited.  I began searching for on-line resources.  Vistaprint was discovered.  
Wow what a great job they did - 50 posters for $56.  
I used MSPublisher to do the layout - uploaded the design and with-in 2 weeks we had posters to distribute to local businesses that supported our Club.  

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Greater Iowa Swim League State T-shirts

This year Pella Swim Team will be hosting the Greater Iowa Swim League State Swim meet with Grinnell.  Creating a design for the event was on the agenda.  Wordle was recently discovered.  Using Wordle has proven to be a super fun, creative way to use words with color.  The design below was used using the Wordle.Net website. 

The shirts were printed by Graphx2atee owned by Sportspage.