Welcome to the world of Tiger Swallow Tales, where everything is hand-made with special care and attention for special occasions, outings, and play. Please visit my Etsy shop to place a custom order or browse through the specific links to view projects already completed. Thank you for celebrating your special occasions with TST.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


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