Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy

Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy
dropping petals... one by one.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Making It Personal

With this great big world getting smaller and smaller, I have learned that more and more of us cherish items that are unique and one of a kind. As I am expanding deeper into the machine embroidery world, I am discovering all sorts of ways to put my 'stamp' on products that help reflect individuals.

Below is a collection of photos reflecting the use of graphics and monograms on pillowcases. These would make practical gifts for cabin or lake-home owners. Details count and monogramed bed linens add a touch of class to your decor.

Personalized pillowcase by Woodsy Wendy.  Pussy Willow design by Cindy Lindgren.

Personalized pillowcase by Woodsy Wendy.  Pussy Willow design by Cindy Lindgren.

Personalized pillowcase by Woodsy Wendy. Monogram Font in "Wood", pine cones in brown and forest green.

Personalized pillowcase by Woodsy Wendy. Monogram Font in "Wood", pine cones in brown and forest green.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

10 Years!

2017 marks quite a milestone. Whimsy Wendy (et al) has been in one form of marketplace or other, for ten years.

When asked what I wanted to do after my girls got older, I still remember telling a friend I wanted to make things with my hands and sell them on this new "internet" thing.

The past ten years has brought a lot of change to my sewing skills and products but 2016 brought substatial growth for Whimsy Wendy.

*Woodsy Wendy was launched on Etsy with plans for two other spin offs shops.
*Commerical machine was purchased and installed allowing for an influx of home decor, curtain and upholstery work.
*Embroidery machine was purchased and the needle hasn't stopped flying.
*A regular sewing instructor at The Linden Tree. (serger, beginners, advanced)

Its going to be a great year!
Here's an early Valentine help celebrate.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Bar Stool Renovation

A quick renovation for a friend turned into one of my most favorite before and afters.

These cushions had seen a lot of wear and were ready to be switched out. They were from kitchen counter bar stools. The base was an oblong wood form with sturdy foam and soft batting giving it structure. The piping encircles the base as the cushions rest in the bar stool frame, giving it a very finished look.

This gorgeous fabric from Calico Corners really added an up to date look on the chairs. The fabric's stripes are in a grey and beige and off white and the material was beautiful to sew and work with.

Here are the four cushions all ready to go to their home!

The finished product. Really thrilled at its clean polished look. A very nice finish in a beautiful home.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

An Interesting Challenge

Always up for a challenge, I was recently asked to tackle a recovering project for an entry way. 
My designer friend wanted to recover her settee cushion with upholstery webbing.
I think it turned out magnificently!

The biggest challenge was figuring out how to have the weaving of the webbing hold together. I learned that by weaving a large portion of webbing, then ironing a fusible woven backing to that portion of webbing it would hold together tightly enough to let me sew a cris-cross pattern of stitches... pulling it all together.

Love the pattern, texture and uniqueness of this! Very fun!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Mailbag Pillows

Heading to the Minneapolis Junk Market this Thursday to hunt for treasure. Last year I found vintage mailbags. Here are the finished products after transforming them into decor pillows for our nautical bunk room.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Whimsy Wendy Flower Girl Dress Set in Ivory

I was approached by a bride recently who was putting the finishing touches on her wedding. We put our heads together to re-create her vision of a ethereal flower girl dress she imagined.
I'm thrilled how well it turned out. This sample is a size two but available in sizes up to size eight.

The back is highlighted by an elegant lace tie.

Fully lined with an ivory satin.

Tutu can arrive attached or separate.

Raveled rosettes highlight the front bodice.

An elegant flower girl ensemble or...

a great dress for your next photo op.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Get Ready for Frozen 2!

I can't imagine this world without all these little girls dreaming of Elsa, Anna and Olaf. In honor of the announcement that Frozen 2 is in the works, I added a few new Frozen themed products on my Etsy store.