Welcome to My Modest Blog!

I've always been a crafty person. I love the visual arts and just like to create things. I tend to stare at each item in awe when it is complete... thinking "I made this!?" Call me a hopeless romantic, but the old days had it right in many ways, including traditional homemaking. I've been hobby sewing and crafting since I was a little girl. But in recent years, I found it necessary to sew clothes for my girls to keep them modestly dressed. While nursing my babies, I began making nursing covers for myself and friends. I've also done furniture restoration, crocheting, baking, painting/drawing, photography and more. Enjoying these feminine crafts and other projects has made me want to share my ideas and talents.

I hope to provide you with great ideas and quality products that will "keep you covered!" Some items will be available at an Etsy Shop. Also enjoy my tips and examples on this blog!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Wednesday Worries: What to sew?

I bought 2.5 yards of this lovely fabric yesterday.
Master Bdrm 2012

For our Master Bedroom and Bath with shabby chic/cottage style decor.
Master Bdrm 2012
*Note: Bassinet is about to go.
Master Bdrm 2012
*Note: The chair was moved to our Living Room in July, so "that's out of the picture." But that leaves a big space for something!?

Master Bdrm 2012

I could sew a few throw pillows of course. I already have curtains I like. Not sure I could manage a proper duvet from this small piece. I just want this fabric in this room, and not just laying over the chair!

So what else could I do with it!?
> Tell me, and if I like your idea I'll sew something special just for you too!

When I get a winning idea, I'll post a tribute to you and we'll talk about the prize! So be sure I get your email address or something to contact you with.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Giveaway: Girl's Dress Apron

Giveaway block
Enter below before Aug 31, 2012!

Dress Apron: Fits ages 7-12 years old.
Dress Apron
This apron is my sample/practice piece made to advertise one of my current sewing projects for sale. It's not the sewn perfection of those I will sell, but it is a very nice piece. I am sewing unique dress aprons for girls to wear over their first communion, flower girl or junior bridesmaid dresses before and after the ceremony. This is a perfect gift idea as they will use it often after the ceremony as they craft and bake.

The main purpose - keep those punch spills and frosted fingers off that expensive white dress!

Fabric is 100% Cotton in robins egg blue with pattern of children praying. Matching neck tie, and white sequined waist tie. Trimmed on top with a lovely white, cotton lace. Wash warm with like colors, tumble or hang dry. Iron as needed.
First Communionflower girl apron

To Purchase:
Visit my shop at ModestMommies.Etsy.com and click on the "Aprons" link on the left to view all for sale. Or email 4modestmommies@gmail.com to place a custom order. Custom orders are perfect to match wedding colors or preferred apron style.

This apron for sale $25 +sh: @Etsy - Full Length Dress Apron Praying Children. You may wonder why such a price for an apron. I use good quality and sometimes hard to find fabrics. So I charge for the fabric and a little something for my time. Your purchase will be an heirloom piece, sewn to handle every day wear and last to pass on to the next child, or grandchild!

To Enter: Complete Entry Below and I will announce and email the winner in SEPT 2012. Hoping for more Facebook "likes" and comments!

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Hello to all who found me through my friend at Catholic Icing
First Friday Link Up

Monday, April 9, 2012

Available Fabrics as of April 2012

Since it will be a couple weeks before I am able to sew my current items for sale, I am listing the fabrics here for you to choose if you'd like to request a custom order item.
sewing projects
Note: These are quick pics of the fabrics I've precut for the items listed below. They are washed but un-ironed at this point, so you may need to use your imagination! The number indicates how many I can make with that fabric.

Fabrics Whimsical Winnie the Pooh and Friends (2)
FabricsSpringtime Garden (2)
FabricsPink-Purple-Orange Quilted (2)
FabricsBaby Boy Pooh and Friends (1)
FabricsBaby Girl Fairies and Flowers (1)
FabricsElegant in Pink (1) can add pink minky fabric edge
FabricsFestive Animal Friends (1)
FabricsArgyle Pooh and Friends (2-4)
FabricsDick and Jane Argyle (1)

Jungle Animals, Fairies, Dinosaurs, and Butterfly/Animals (1 each)

Dress ApronSewing Projects
First Communion Dress Apron (3)

100_2412Girl Farm Animals Quilt (1)
FabricsPooh cuddle blanket (1)
100_2410Baby Sign Language Quilt (1)
100_2408Love is - Christian Crib Quilt (1)

FabricsNursing/Baby Pillow (1)

100_2409Tie-Dye Collection
100_1963Cherry Blossom Reds
100_2411Baby Boy Cotton Jersey and Blue Sateen
FabricsFeminine Sunset Hues
FabricsSpringtime Garden
Nursing CoversPuppy Princess Cotton Jersey
Nursing CoversPink Babies
Nursing CoversJungle Blues
Nursing CoversAlpha-Numeric Children and Argyle
sewing projectsOwl Fleece

Easter Alleluia / Fishers of Men
100_2404 100_2405
Christian “Love is” / Family Picnic
100_2408 100_2417
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