Welcome!

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!







Monday, November 5, 2012


Welcome to FALL and the wonderful warm colorsof this beautiful season!  




Embroidery design by JuJu Embroidery






Embroidery design by Embroitique