17 responses

  1. Stevie MooreBabies
    February 19, 2012

    That is awesome!! I wish I had that skill.

  2. grandmatomato
    February 20, 2012

    What a great grandma she is. The book sounds like a wonderful memory for every one. God gave her a great blessing with her sewing. IT looks like she has used her talent well.

  3. Lisa
    February 20, 2012

    Precious post! How you must love your grandma, can’t wait to hear about her birthday.

  4. Kierst
    February 20, 2012

    Wait, you got dresses every year in elementary school?! Lucky!

  5. Stephanie
    February 20, 2012

    So cute, Brandy!!

  6. Cameron Meerdink
    February 21, 2012

    How wonderful – what a great way to organize a keepsake for your grandmother. I love those matching dresses – too bad I had a boy for my second (after a girl) . . . not sure I can pull of the matching outfits!

  7. it"s me
    February 22, 2012

    I have just started following your
    blog. You are so creative and talented! Your little girls look adorable in those sweet dresses you made them. Loved hearing about your
    Grandmother. My mom was like that..
    and now I wish I had learned more from her.

  8. Kimberly
    February 22, 2012

    it would be so awesome if you “shared” the link to the book after you make it! (I know you can do that with shutterfly) I LOVE seeing beautiful handmade garments through the years!
    What an awesome treasure to have, and a fantastic granddaughter to creat this for her!

  9. Bethany
    February 23, 2012

    I can’t tell you how much I LOVE those shoes!!

  10. Sky Buffat
    February 23, 2012

    What a beautiful gift idea! I’d also love to see the book and hear about your Gma’s reaction :) This makes me think of my Mom and all the formal dressed she made me and much more! Love this post, Brandy :)

  11. Ana
    February 24, 2012

    What a wonderful legacy – and clearly the talent runs in the family. Great story!

  12. Karan
    February 26, 2012

    Such an awe inspiring post.

    It brings back so many memories from my childhood and all the beautiful dresses my mom sewed for my sisters and I. The only ones she did not sew were my prom dresses but I would have loved a hand made prom dress made by mom.

    Mom did sew until Parkinsons took away that ability. We lost her just over a year ago now and I truely wish I could have just one more dress sewn by mom.

    Also mom loved quilting. Eash of the grandchildren and great grandchildren all have their homemade qwuiltsd made by grandma. The oldest of the great grandchildren is 23 and is in grand school living on her own in Chicago but she has that handmade quilt by great grandma on her bed today and treasures it. By the time the great great grandbabies arrived mom could no longer sew and had felt so bad that they would not get one of her quilts.

    your grandmother and my mom alsodid leave a great legacy for the family.


  13. Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com}
    March 3, 2012

    Ok… that is the sweetest thing ever. I love the picture.. HOW FUN! Your LO’s dress it too cute… and booties are just over the top cute!!! :)

    I have a link party every weekend and would love to have you join here: http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/03/project-party-weekend-pretty-striped-pencils-tutorial.html#comment-1250

    Hope to see you there! xoxo- Rachel

  14. Jenny, aka "Jengerbread"
    March 3, 2012

    What a wonderful legacy of sewing. You’ve inspired me to make a book like that for my grandma.

  15. stateofthehome
    March 6, 2012

    I am so bookmarking this to try! Do you have a tutorial or which pattern you used. I have a little girl and I find the clothes nowadays are not little girlish and too grown up.

  16. Laura@Corner House
    March 7, 2012

    What a cool picture! And I love the sister dresses too. What cuties.

  17. ANA
    March 26, 2012

    ¡Que historia tan bonita! Me encantaría ser como tu abuela. Sólo tengo 2 chicos, pero a toda mi familia les estoy haciendo quilts de patchwork, y cuando tenga nietos me encantará hacer lo mismo que hizo tu abuela. Un besote desde España.

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