Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

Please join me as I teach the old fashioned techniques and skills needed to sew baby clothes. You will find lessons that start at the very beginning and take you step by step as we sew little baby clothes together. May you find much joy and pleasure in making them.
It's easy and it's fun!!

Visit My Heirloom Sewing Webshop www.oldfashionedbaby.com




Tuesday, May 5

NYC Birthday Trip Day 2


We were so concerned we would have trouble on the Subway that we got there almost 2 hours early!  
But it was fun to walk around.
Day 2 Celebrating Ambers 21st Birthday in NYC!

She wanted to go on a Food Tour!

It was great.  The tour guide takes a group walking around a small area of New York and talks about interesting history and cultural events.  We went on the Village tour.

I want to live in the Village.  
Love it!!


On this walking tour, we stop (often) to sample foods that are well know in The Village.

Here we are at Joe's Pizza where we sample the delicious pizza and hear all about Joe, his business and pizza in general.

I had the best Meat Ball in my life here!



Wonderful Day!




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Monday, May 4

NYC Day 1

If you have been following my posts you will know that I am with my Granddaughter in NYC. 
 It is a special trip to celebrate her 21st Birthday.

After our breakfast at Juniors we walked along Fifth Ave (where we drank the yummy hot chocolate) and the rest of the day was literally a Walk In The Park!

Central Park


Our destination was the Central Park Zoo where we saw amazing things….like Sea Lions throwing a Frisbee for his lunch.  And penguins being hand fed fish.

And the Childrens Petting Zoo where the Goats fell in love with me!!
I think the food I gave them had something to do with it.

The evening was a trip to the theatre to see Matilda.

It was very entertaining and well done.
A perfect Day.




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Saturday, May 2

Birthday Trip Day 1

 The next morning  we had breakfast at Juniors.

A fun extravagance.

Then we walked around.

It was cold and I bought Amber a knit scarf to keep her warm.


The shop girl is dipping strawberries into the chocolate.
We stopped at the Godiva Chocolate Shop.

And had the best Hot Chocolat I ever had in my life!

Do you know where I am??



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Friday, May 1

A Birthday Trip


At the New Orleans Airport waiting to board the plane.

For my Granddaughters 21st Birthday, I took her on a special Birthday Trip.
Just the two of us.

It was a beautiful sunny day and perfect flying weather.

I am still in awe when we fly above the clouds.  

Where are we going?








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Tuesday, April 28

Machine Stitched Shell Hem

This photo appeared in Sew Beautiful magazine.
(We miss you Sew Beautiful magazine!!)

To see the instructions for the Machine Stitched Shell Hem…..visit Martha Pullen Company.

The Bubble and Cap above is from my Old Fashioned Baby pattern "Sweet and Simple Bubbles and Bonnets"  The embroidery design is on page 23 of my "Jeannie B's Book of Heirloom Embroidery Designs and Stitches" (2 pages in my book have designs created just for Daygowns and as you can see…Bubbles too).   I have a materials kit available for the above Bubble.   You will need the pattern and embroidery design to copy it.

This trim can be made and then stitched just  as you would use piping.  

Very cute and easy!


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Sunday, April 26

Beth's Heirloom Sewing Shop - A Must Visit Shop!!

Beth is in The Lace Room!!

Meet Beth, the owner of Beth's Heirloom Sewing Shop.
In Wetumpka, Alabama.  A few minutes drive from Montgomery, Alabama.

Above the entrance it says "Enter as our customer and leave as our friend."

This is the entrance to The Lace Room.
I love the idea of having a room for your Lace!

This case is filled with laces.

The Christening Gown that sits above the lace.

Close up of the hem of the Gown.

Beth's Heirlooms has tons of patterns.  They are everywhere.  I like that they are visible and you don't have to look in a book to see them.


Yes, they do carry The Old Fashioned Baby patterns.

Emma's Smocked Baby Dresses is sadly out of print!


In fact they have a couple of  OFB  OUT OF PRINT "Emma's Smocked Baby Dresses" pattern.


I absolutely fell in love with this wooden cutting table in the back office.  
I want one just like it!!

So….when you are on a road trip, make the time to visit Beth's Heirloom Sewing Shop.
It is a beautiful shop filled with lots of fine materials and a friendly and helpful bunch of ladies ready to help you.

Beth's Heirloom Sewing Shop
Shop Hours:
Wednesday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm
334-567-2448



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