The Green Menagerie

Welcome to my little corner of the crafting world! I am obsessed with all things sewing-related, including my newest obsession, machine embroidery. Everything on this blog is handmade by me.

You can also come visit my etsy store at I love doing custom orders!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Custom Order

Diaper Bag, Wipes Case, & Bow Holder

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cowboy Nolan's Book Bag

Take a $2 Walmart bag, some bits of trim and fabric, and a little time on the embroidery machine, and what do you get? A spiffy new church bag for my neighbor's little boy (who just happens to be infatuated with horses and cowboys these days).

Monday, October 27, 2008

Strawberry & Chocolate Goodness

You can't see it in this picture, but Melaina's dress has a pink ribbon around her waist, to match her pink shirt. She would NOT put those Beanie Babies down for anything!

Halloween Jumper

I spent some time playing with my ruffler, and ended up with miles of orange ruffles. So of course then I had to make something to put the ruffles on!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Crazy Twirl Skirt

It's hard to see in these pictures, but the pink fabric has shoes and bags all over it, and the black and white has '40s-era women on it.

Unicorn Costume

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Sunday, July 06, 2008


Simplicity #2994

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Oven Door Dresses

These girlie kitchen towels were Mother's Day presents this year!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Oven Door Dress

I'm still working on getting the pattern shape right; this one was a practice attempt (thus the ugly fabrics). And yes, it is a functional kitchen towel!

Bow Holder for Annie Brooke

Annie's Burps & Sibling Shirts

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Dress Reconstruction

From old dress...

To new Disney outfits!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Disney Cruisin'

These are the fabric mailboxes (also known as Fish Extenders to Disney cruisers) I made for our family's upcoming cruise. We will hang them outside of each family's cabin and leave each other notes, treats, and other fun surprises!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Embroidery & Bows

Made for a friend, who is expecting her second little girl!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

Jeans Reconstruction

From this pair of jeans ...

To this awesome jeans skirt!

Redondo Skirt

I made this using the Redondo pattern by StudioTantrum. Highly recommended -- excellent twirl factor!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Becky's Bag

Coordinating tote, cosmetics case, and cell phone holder.