About Me

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Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Am a stay at home mom to 3 little darlings, one incredible man for a husband, love to make clothing for my little ones and every other blue moon some retro clothing for me, I love to collect vintage patterns anything from the 20's till 90's will do!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

finally some pics!!!

Well here it is my idol, my hero, my MOM!!!!! Always dress so elegant!!!

This picture was taken before I was born, she made that outfit (sorry but the scaner is on sick leave).

Here I am in the graduation party !!! of course my mom's fab dress was made by her too!!! can you tell 1970's!!!!

All my childhood I saw my mom on the sewing machine or hand stich dresses, pants etc,, for her and her clients, she also had a couple of show girls that commissioned my mom for stage costumes, also she made outfits for a classical dancer, I was always amaze in how the just described what they wanted and my mom will do a rough sketch, the next time they came it was like magic what they have imagine was there in my moms hands ready for them to enjoy!!!

Now this is a 1/2 family pic my younger brother Peter was not born yet, this is proof that my mamita dress up even for a day in the beach!! always pretty!! always a Lady!! my little bro Tony!! and of course that lucky man!! my Apa (nickname for Dad)!!!

My mom she is why I love to sew, she is the one that gave me such a valuable gift, knowing how to sew, knowing that even do you don't have the monies to spend on nice expensive clothing you can still distinguish yourself from the rest,  in my early 20's I made most of my clothing, always had a new dress for any party I was invited to, always had a new shirt or new skirt for work, now I try to make my little girls clothes that only they have, and they are starting to embrace the "Conchita motto" (my mom).

Well I hope that too will find a reason to embrace sewing, for you or others!!!

Always looking to hear your comments or you're stories!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

some snags

All I wanted this weekend was to scan my pics, and to take some pics of some of the ufo's that I have to share with you all, but my scaner is not working, I got a killer ear pain, and add 3 kids to the mix not enough time or energy.

And there is always more, my Dad got sick and ended up at the hospital, (I have only seen this man sick 3 times in my whole life) he's going to be ok still in the hospital. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

to think about the future,, I have to remember the past

I was looking at some of my pictures trying to find my sewing creations from my youth found just a few.

What I really found is the source of my inspiration, the
fashionista of my childhood, the most elegant lady in my life,,, my mami (mum/mom),,, in every picture I found that my mom keep up with trends and fashion, every single garment hand made by her, I was amazed in how my mamita always look good, hair,make up,clothing. With 3 young kids, a demanding husband she manage to make every meal from scratch, breakfast, lunch and 3 course dinner every day!! I just don't know how she did it!! and on top of that sew, knit, crochet, and embroider for my brother's and me, even my dad got dress shirts, shorts and pants!!! ( I truly believe that my mom was wonder woman).

I will try to scan some of the pics to share with you and maybe you will feel inspired to share some of your own hidden treasures that may lie in a forgotten photo album, am sure that some of you had a wonder woman for a mom too, or maybe you had the double luck to have a wonder woman as a grandma too.

for now this is it. till next time!