by pennifold 15 Sep 2020

Hi cuties, I’ve been making a new bag for myself and a dress for Ophelie.

The dress just has to have the hem done. It has a full circular skirt and a pocket on both side seams, the pattern is Ta Dah, Festival dress.
I’ve used a Red work Poinsettia design from Amazing designs that I’ve had for years and made it into an appliqué. It sets off the bodice so nicely.
The bag is from Sweetpea and in blacks,Blue,Aqua and Turquoise. I’ve already got a black and white one and a red and black one. So I’m now covered for all my outfits. Love Chris

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by peafarm 19 Sep 2020

Ah Chris is it just me growing older or is Ophelie growing into a young woman now? Gosh, seems like when I started posting when I could both her and Aqualine were 'little children'. It is a beautiful dress even I'd like to be able to wear-not this fat body in a million years unless it hid my belly though. I love it. Your purse is beautiful also. There is a lot of room in there girl--you could hide a lot of sewing projects in there with your get- aways...I've been carrying small purses but now my hands have trouble getting things out of cramped places. Will have to go back to some of my larger styles. Great job as always.

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Sep 2020

Thanks Sandy, the bag is a great pattern and you are right it holds lots of goodies!
Ophelie (Amy's daughter) is 10 (can you believe it) and will be 11 in April next year and is nearly as tall as me (5ft 2") She's actually about to my eyebrow level. Aqualina (Dana's younger daughter) is a fraction smaller than Ophelie and she'll be 11 in February. Our son Ben's oldest son Cooper is 11 in November and is a shortie, very petite more like his mother than our Ben.
Love Chris

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by mariagiannina 19 Sep 2020

Love them both! That shade of blue is gorgeous!
Love the bag, You've made so many lovely ones, you are inspiring me to buy the pattern, and try for myself! LOL

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Sep 2020

Have a go Mary the bag is easy, just fiddly. You can also use just one piece of fabric and just put the stitches on it. Love Chris

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by brendalea 17 Sep 2020

Both the dress and bag are very lovely. Wish I had some time to do some sewing. Thank you for sharing. Happy Stitching :-)

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2020

Thanks Brenda, I am fortunate in that I'm fully retired, just looking after Mum one end and the grands the other end! If you are working, then you can only do sewing when you have some free time. Love Chris

brendalea by brendalea 18 Sep 2020

Ya I just started back to work and time is limited. Have to wait 5 years to retire. Take care & Happy Stitching hugs Brenda Lea

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by crazypatchmama 17 Sep 2020

You are such a talented lady, love the blue dress and the bag. I have never tried sewing an outfit, am just happy now a days if I can get some sewing and embroidery done. Hugs, Mary

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2020

Thanks Mary, and that's about the sum of it. I'm happy to do a bit of sewing every day too. I'm in the middle of making FSL Santa hats for my Christmas Tree this year. I love FSL too! Love Chris

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by virginiamaxwell 16 Sep 2020

I love them especially the purse that is awesome. Thanks for sharing Virginia

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2020

Thanks Virginia, and welcome to Cute. Thanks also for the comments about the bag. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 16 Sep 2020

Gorgeous, Chris....My older great nieces are the same...they are "too old" for Aunt Kimmy dresses...so I guess it will just be the little ones this hear if I can find the fabric with all of this Covid mess going on...

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2020

I hear you Kim. Actually last night we had Dana and the kids here for dinner and Aqualina kept telling her Mum to look at the dress that Nanna has made for Ophelie. Yet, Ophelie told me that Aqualina didn't want any dresses from Nanna anymore as they were too "young" looking! Go figure, I think she is a bit upset that she said that now!!!!! Love Chris

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by sewpam 16 Sep 2020

Your Ophelie will love the dress it is such a beautiful color (blue is my favorite color). The bag is also very lovely and a very nice size.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2020

Thanks so much Pam. Ophelie says she is going to wear it to the end of year 4 dance (of course with Covid approval distancing) Love Chris

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by basketkase 16 Sep 2020

Love both of these, Chris........you are such a master seamstress!

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2020

Oh! thanks Vicki, high praise from you my friend. Love Chris

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by noah 16 Sep 2020

Awesome work I love them hugsxxx

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Sep 2020

Thanks so much Carolyn, love Chris

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by fbusby1 15 Sep 2020

Great job !

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Sep 2020

Thanks for commenting and if I haven’t welcomed you before, then welcome to Cute Embroidery. Love Chris,Newcastle, Australia 🇦🇺

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by robinbird 15 Sep 2020

What delightful projects you've done& so enjoy these rich blue tones used too. Thanks for sharing them. :>) Wondered is Sweetpea the embroidery site or another place?

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Sep 2020

Hi Robin, Sweetpea Embroidery is an Australian company that does mainly ITH designs. Love Chris

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by shirley124 15 Sep 2020

These are both a work of art Chris. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Sep 2020

Thanks Shirley, I appreciate your comment. Love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 15 Sep 2020

Stunning!!! Love it!!Great work

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Sep 2020

Thanks so much Sonja, love Chris

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by dailylaundry 15 Sep 2020

Oh, adorable dress and the blue is beautiful!! She will love having pockets!!! The bag is stunning too!! Well done! Hugs, Laura

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Sep 2020

Thanks Laura, and that colour suits everybody! Ophelie's hair is a blonde/light brown now and it's so long! Love Chris

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by pennyhal2 15 Sep 2020

The colors are fantastic and she'll love wearing it. I'm glad you made something for yourself too. I think sometimes we get so caught up in making things for others that we forget to treat ourselves as we too deserve wonderful things!

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Sep 2020

Thanks Penny, yes, I hear you. Love Chris

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by noah 15 Sep 2020

Love them both :):)hugsxxx

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Sep 2020

Thanks Carolyn, right back at you. Love Chris

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by airyfairy 15 Sep 2020

You put me to shame Chris. I love the dress, so pretty. Great work.

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Sep 2020

Oh! Sarah, you do wonderful work. Thanks for commenting, Love Chris

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by sebsews 15 Sep 2020

The dress is darling! Great job on the leaf too. My granddaughters are getting too old for "made by Grandma". The bag is stunning. Hugs, Suzanna

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Sep 2020

I hear you Suzanna, my elder girls are the same! Love Chris

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by mrskiki 15 Sep 2020

Beautiful dress. Love the colors in both the dress and the bag. Great job! Hugs. Nan

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Sep 2020

Thanks so much Nan, they are very vibrant. Love Chris

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by toogie 15 Sep 2020

A pretty, summer dress, she will love it. The color is such a pretty blue, too. Love , love, love the bag!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Sep 2020

Thanks Toogie, Ophelie loved it and of course I'll make one for Delphi. Jasana and Aqualina don't want a Christmas dress this year. Getting too old!
I love the bag too! Those colours are so rich!
Love Chris

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by pennifold 15 Sep 2020

Sorry, I forgot the dress pattern. Love Chris

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marianb by marianb 15 Sep 2020

Beautiful dress, careful or Ophelie will take your bag to match her dress.

pennifold by pennifold 15 Sep 2020

Ha ha ha! I thought that when I was making it and when I showed Mum, she said
"Ooh! that's just my colours!"
Love Chris

toogie by toogie 15 Sep 2020

Lol, everybody wants it!

toogie by toogie 15 Sep 2020

I am not familiar with this line of patterns. Is this an Australian pattern company?

pennifold by pennifold 15 Sep 2020

Yes Toogie, this is an Australian company. Love Chris

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