shabby apple dress giveaway!


The lovely people over at Shabby Apple contacted me awhile ago about doing a giveaway for one of their pretty dresses! I am so excited! I've heard a lot about Shabby Apple; they have some very cute and vintage inspired frocks. I am so thrilled to be able to offer one of their beautiful creations to one lucky winner! I picked the Primavera dress for this giveaway. I thought it was charming! I think this would be the perfect frock to wear on a spring day or a trip to the beach! Perhaps even the perfect dress to wear for that summer vacation abroad? I think so!

How to enter:
If you are interested in receiving this lovely dress from Shabby Apple, all you have to do is check out the Shabby Apple Facebook page and if you are not already a fan, click the button "like" on the top of the page. Secondly, comment here with your name and an email address where I can reach you (USA residence only, please!). If you just can't wait for the giveaway, they are offering all of my readers a 10% discount! Just enter the discount code wildflowerspretty10off at checkout.


Annnnd... we have a winner! Congratulations goes out to Chloe! {I sent you an email with all the details.} Thank you all for participating in this drawing!


a short film.


I know I am incredibly late in showing you all this, but better late than never right? Last Fall/Winter my sister Katie and my brother John wanted to make a short film about a seamstress working away in her studio, so they asked if I would be willing to be filmed. I said sure thing! Except I had a lot of work to get done, so what you are seeing is me actually doing work. Not just sewing random scraps of fabric. :) Hope you enjoy the amazing talents of my siblings! xo

p.s. i didn't dress in anything special for the camera either. i had at least one good layer of clothing under everything i was wearing. yes, my studio was freezing!

new things.



I am working hard to get some new things made for the shop. New dresses and tunics mostly. And yes, more gingham! The time change has thrown me off a bit and I find myself making another cup of coffee in the afternoon. I am technically not supposed to make more than one cup a day (my own little rule...hah) but sometimes you just need that extra little "push" to get you through the afternoon. With the coming of spring brings many new things. The house is every which way as my roommate packs up her belongings to move into a new place and a new life. She will be missed! That leaves me with very little here, but I like it that way. I am finding endless amounts of inspiration from the lovely Ms Cumberbatch of Pure Style fame. I ordered a few more of her books and there are instructions in one of them on how to make slip covers for the chairs and couch. I already have a list of things to make this summer and many of them are included in her books. Paint [video] the dining room table/chairs white, make slip covers for the old couch, reupholster the chairs... Will I get it all done, do you think? We shall see. Summertime is almost here and I already have it pretty filled up. One of which is getting married! So yes, a full summer indeed!

Although it feels like Friday, I am happy to say it's only Wednesday. I'm off to alter a dress and then work some more on new frocks. I smell brownies and coffee and I think a bit of Pride and Prejudice might be in order for later, although I've seen it more times than I care to mention. Have a wonderful and peaceful week. xo

birthday boy turns 25!


tissue flowers to top a special package
my love
for the birthday boy
copying herriott grace
jedidiah + josiah

Last Friday we celebrated Jed's birthday. His mom got out the old picture slides and we watched them on the living room wall. Then we ate chocolate cake and Jed opened his gifts! It really was the perfect day.

lisette patterns


Yesterday I received an email informing me of a new pattern line. When I read the name, Liesl Gibson (of Oliver + S fame), I knew instantly these patterns would be fantastic. And I was right! I often wished she would make adult clothing, after drooling over all of her adorable children's pattern line (just looking at them makes me want to have babies!) Ms Gibson is truly an inspiration! I cannot wait to try her patterns! And not only will she have a pattern line, but a fabric line as well! Her patterns and fabric will be available at your local JoAnn Fabrics. I haven't checked our fabric store yet, so I'm not sure if they are currently available. In the meantime, please go check out their wonderful website and blog. Happy sewing!

up the wooden hills

Have you heard of Up The Wooden Hills? I just found out about it a few days ago from this gal. How perfect is this dress! I got really excited when I found her clothing. And you must go and peruse her lovely blog as well. She has exquisite taste. This dress reminds me so much of the 19th century, herb gardens and summer days. xo

cabbages and roses


I just got an email announcing the new Cabbages and Roses catalog. After flipping through the "style guide" for both the clothing and the homeware, I find myself lost in an old English garden. And I would love to spend all afternoon going on a scavenger hunt in the woods, or lounging on a hammock reading a good book... Or perhaps I'll invite a few intimate friends over for a cup of tea and shortbread. I hope spring comes pretty soon, because I can't hardly stand the wait any longer!

Have a terrific Thursday! It's almost the weekend! xo