Does my daughter need a slip for her dress?

Does my daughter need a slip for her dress?

In the past we’ve talked about how some dress manufacturers cut “quality corners” in their garments to eliminate costs and speed up the production process, taking the “fast fashion” approach...
February 01, 2019 — Diane Janowak
Why heirloom gifts are such a treasure

Why heirloom gifts are such a treasure

“Heirloom” is more than just a term we use to describe our designs. We truly appreciate the treasure of an item handed down through families and generations. Our dresses and boy’s items are created with a classic style and sturdy construction to age gracefully. Our freshwater pearl collection is created by hand to care for both the pearls and the strength of the strand together. We take our place in your families seriously and do our best to instill quality workmanship so those items can be treasured for many years…and many little ones.
November 30, 2018 — Diane Janowak

Tips for Getting the Perfect Family Photos

The holidays are coming and that makes a perfect time for the annual family photo! You've spend time on the perfect outfits and now you want the perfect picture. Here are...
November 19, 2018 — Strasburg Children
The Art of the Needle

The Art of the Needle

The history of the embroidery needle and the beauty it leaves behind is actually quite humble. The various stitches we see today started out as simple tools to tailor, mend,...
November 05, 2018 — Diane Janowak
Celebrating Grandparents Every Day

Celebrating Grandparents Every Day

National Grandparents Day might not carry the importance that closes schools or slows down the mail, but to parents and littles, fondly referred to as “grands,” it’s a day of...
October 01, 2018 — Diane Janowak

The Many Blessings of April

The month of April will bless us with the opportunity to celebrate with our families not once, but twice – both being occasions we hold close in our hearts. (And...
March 21, 2018 — Diane Janowak

Keeping Your Heirloom Dresses Beautiful

All of our designs are made with heirloom-quality fabrics and details, with the idea that you can pass the dress or Christening gown along to another sibling, family member, or even to the next generation. If the garment will be worn within a few months, hanging it on a padded hanger in a cloth garment bag will keep it clean and safe…make sure you wash or clean it first.  If it will be longer, it’s best to store it off the hanger. It doesn’t take much time and effort to preserve these garments properly for the next wearer - but it does make a huge difference if you do.
January 31, 2018 — Diane Janowak

The Dress Your Daughter Will Adore this Holiday Season

Nothing makes my daughter’s face light up more than a pretty dress. Ever since she could talk, she’s proudly expressed her preference for ultra girly garments. If she could wear...
December 19, 2017 — Diane Janowak

The "Slow Fashion" Movement

As fashion trends cycle thru faster and faster, the term “Fast Fashion” has become part of our vocabulary. As soon as a trend has been shown on the runway, it’s...
November 28, 2017 — Diane Janowak

Prince George, Style Icon for Little Boys

Many of us moms grew up giggling at the antics of two adorable little Princes, William and Harry, enamored with their sweet and very proper English outfits as they explored...
November 01, 2017 — Diane Janowak

Because a girl is never too young for pearls

The timeless, classic beauty of a string of pearls has drawn many of us into its allure. The beloved pearl, the “Queen of Gems” as it was known for centuries,...
September 28, 2017 — Diane Janowak

Capturing an Heirloom Photo

From the early days in a Victorian home in Alabama, our collection has been created with details that are heirloom quality – the finest 100% cotton or silk, French seams...
September 18, 2017 — Diane Janowak