Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Little Thank You

Frenzied sewing seems to be happening all about the place at the moment. We are preparing for two markets this weekend and also filling lots of Etsy orders. Some of our fellow bloggers and marketeers were busy last weekend at the BiDM and are now looking down the barrel of 3 consecutive markets on the coming weekend. It surely is a crazy time of year.

In the middle of all the craziness, Mr Button wanted a gift for one of the doctors who have been taking care of him over the past 6 weeks. She is not too far away from having her first bub so I thought this might come in handy during our hot, hot, summer.

There is more to this story than a simple picture. I have a new arch nemesis: The Ruffle Foot. I shall share more about this epic tale at a later time but for now, I would like to state that no super, whizzbang, machine ruffling was used in this garment and it was not for want of trying. I resorted to a good old fashioned gathering stitch and my own little fingers gathered the fabric. Sometimes you just can't beat the old ways!


  1. What a cute little design!! And you're right, old ways are often the best ways.
    See you at The Handmade Expo on Saturday :)

  2. How sweet to make a gift for the lovely doctor!
    I've never even tried a ruffle foot - I use the good old gathering stitch by hand too.

  3. Oh, this is so super cute guys.
    See you at the market on Saturday...LOOKING FORWARD TO IT