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Welcome to the beautiful world of Tiger Swallow Tales, where everything is hand-made with special care and attention for special occasions, outings, and play. Visit my Etsy shop in the right-hand column of this page to place a custom order or browse through the specific links in the left-hand column to view projects already completed. Thank you for celebrating your special occasions with TST, for life, after all, is a snap shot of memories and keepsakes!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!

To ring in the holiday season, I was delighted to work on this special little dress, custom-made for Adorable Heirlooms.  Check them out for beautiful fabric and notions as seen in this dress, made with tiny print Pima Broadcloth, French lace, and DMC Perle 8.  I couldn't resist using last year's smocking plate as seen in Sew Beautiful Magazine #139.  The smocking design, by Laurie Nash Anderson, of Southern Stitches, looked easy enough, but I didn't appreciate how beautiful it really was until I started weaving the two colors of thread together into the prettiest mosaic of geometric rows.  The buttons added a whimsical final touch and really made the design pop!







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