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Harmony and Simplicity

Welcome to my sewing business! Let me explain a little bit about myself and what I do.

Harmony doesn’t seem to have anything to do with sewing on it’s face, but if you ever happen to stop by on an afternoon when I am busy at the machine, you’ll see otherwise. Almost 100% of the time I have music playing… and am singing along to the lyrics. I am passionate about playing worship and praise music to glorify my Father in heaven, and love to lead or accompany with my voice and guitar.

Simplicity is another word that I hope describes my work perfectly. I do all my sewing by hand or on an old-fashioned treadle sewing machine. I only work with 100% fabrics; cotton and linen are my favorites. I don’t like to conform to the new trends or fads, but try to bring people high quality work just like our grandmothers used to do. Now for the fun part… pictures!

This is what I call my Betty doll. My late Great-Grandma used to sew all sorts of baby things and give them away. I have many keepsakes that she made for me when I was a baby; from quilts to sock monkeys to bibs… including a doll just like this one which I promptly named Betty after her. I played with that doll all the time, and she has gotten many rips that my mother had to mend and stains that we will never get out. When my Grandma passed away a few years ago, my mother and I were blessed to receive many of her sewing and embroidery patterns. Among them was the pattern for Betty. Every time I make her, I am reminded of the care she took in everything she did…from the precisely cut pattern pieces to the neat handwriting labeling each instruction. I hope to grow to be like her so many ways!

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A few more Betty dolls. I experimented a little… and made a smaller doll from the same pattern. I loved the results. Don’t they look just darling together?

 

 

This cute fabric ball is another of my Grandma’s patterns. It is very easy for little hands to grab, because it is made of many chunky handles; hand sewn together. Very soft and comfy to hold and throw. (no one  will get hurt with this one. :)) Completely washable.

 

 

Notebook holders. I love to work with bright creative fabrics!

Notebook holders. I love to work with bright creative fabrics! I did a little personalized embroidery on the back…

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A little personalized embroidery... this is a lot of fun to do.

The inside of my notebook holder. The right side has a large pocket to slide a typical tear-off notepad into, with a yellow pen holder and lots of other assorted pockets. The best part is hidden, though. Between the layers of fabric are two plastic sheets, to keep the book stiff and secure. I chose plastic over say, cardboard, to keep it washable. Just throw it in the washing machine and never worry about the inside getting wet. I totally give my mom credit for this idea...:) )

The inside of my notebook holder. The right side has a large pocket to slide a typical tear-off notepad into, with a yellow pen holder and lots of other assorted pockets. The best part is hidden, though. Between the layers of fabric are two plastic sheets, to keep the book stiff and secure. I chose plastic over say, cardboard, to keep it washable. Just throw it in the washing machine and never worry about the inside getting wet. (I totally give my mom credit for this idea:))

I also have one that I’ve designed to hold crayons and a smaller pad for children. Pictures of this one coming soon.

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My brother and I went in on this project together. He is a blacksmith, and made the stand for these coasters. The coasters are nice and thick, with flannel lining the middle for perfect insulation. I usually make these in sets of six, but I made twelve for our family living room. (We get lots of company!)

 

 

I have made items of basically every hue of the human wardrobe. Dresses, skirts, pants, shirts, aprons, PJ

I have made items of almost every hue of the human wardrobe. Dresses, skirts, pants, shirts, aprons, PJ’s and nightgowns, etc. Mom calls me her personal seamstress. I haven’t tried to make anything for my 6’5” Dad though. He is just so…BIG! :))

I love to try new ideas, meet new people, and sew a product that I know you will be pleased and satisfied with. I have an etsy site coming soon, but for now, you can  email me at Hadassah@ShalomFarm.net if you are interested in my work. Thank you so much!