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!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wild Jackets

The girls really liked their old jackets that I had made them out of animal fleece, so this year they chose the same theme, different animals. Well, except Livian (one-track mind!).

Nicki's Nameless Baby: Burps & Taggie

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Triple Taggie Blankets

My neighbor Hollee, a mom of triplet 1-year-olds, asked me to make her kiddos some new blankets (spurred by the loss of one blanket on vacation -- we all know how devastating that is!). She now has two new blankets for each child, one to hold and one to wash.

Something cool about the embroidered names: That font is actually Hollee's handwriting! She had her writing made into a font here, and I downloaded it, loaded it into my embroidery program, and voila!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Karis & Kaela's Birthday Twirl Skirts

The shirts are looking a little odd because they are hanging on HUGE adult-sized hangers. Oops.

Emily's Birthday Pillowcase

Lime Sheetgowns ... er, Nightgowns

Old sheets from the thrift store make the BEST nighties!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Owl Jumper

Melaina requested a dress made from this adorable owl fabric. How could I resist that grin?! I even made a big pocket on the front to hold all her treasures.


Custom Order: Ladybug Baby Set

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Prayer Blanket

Crocheted afghan for my father-in-law, recently diagnosed with leukemia. Here is the poem I included with it:

Prayer Blanket

Things happen in this world that we just don’t understand.
So we take it to our heavenly God and leave it in His hands.

But sometimes I can’t bring myself to let it completely go.
That’s when I pick up my hook and crochet row after row.

Each stitch becomes a prayer to my awesome Lord above,
Asking Him to shelter you in his gentle, protective love.

So as you wrap this gift around you, may you feel His presence there,
And may you know so many are praising and thanking God for you in prayer.

Adult T-shirt to Child Raglan Tee

"Thanks for the t-shirt, Grandma!"

Monday, July 06, 2009

Smiles and Rainbows

Made from seven fat quarters. Melaina wore it on our errands today and got SO many compliments!

Friday, April 24, 2009

101 Dalmations Summer Outfit

From an XL women's turtleneck from the Disney Store (found at Goodwill), to this...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009