On the Feast of St. Cecilia :: A Sweet and Simple Treat

by | Nov 23, 2013 | American Girl, Giveaway, Kids in the Kitchen, Saints, St. Cecilia | 43 comments

Let the deep organ swell the lay, 
In honor of this festive day. 
Let the harmonious choirs proclaim, 
Cecilia’s ever blessed name.

This afternoon, after getting home from Mass, the girls had so much fun making a simple and sweet treat for the feast of St. Cecilia!  We enjoyed listening to Cecilia, Saint of the Catacombs – The Story of Saint Cecilia to and reading a little more about this beautiful saint from Saints: Lives and Illuminations.  

Can You Find Saint Cecilia? 

The dresses arrived this week from Sew Sweet by Shannon and were sent as samples – along with some adorable Felt Breakfast Food – for hosting a giveaway here at Shower of Roses! (Thank you Shannon!) 

Shannon is a 17 year old Catholic homeschool graduate who recently opened her shop over at Etsy!  She offers modest clothing for girls and women, lovely tote bags, and much more!   I immediately fell in love with all the beautiful and well-made items she sent and am already considering another dress for Rose (maybe in green?) and a couple of her tote bags for myself and oldest daughter.  

Sew Sweet by Shannon has generously offered the following two prizes to the visitors here at Shower of Roses! 

Please enter the giveaway below:

Cecilia with a two-fold crown,
Adorned in heaven we pray look down,
Upon thy fervent children here
And harken to their humble prayer.

Sancta Cecilia, Ora Pro Nobis!


  1. Maggie

    the breakfast food 🙂

  2. Karen

    I couldn't choose just one favorite. I like the cupcake apron, the breakfast food, and the cute headbands. Rose and her doll look lovely in those dresses.

  3. Marie

    The KitKat keyboard is so perfect for this feast!!!! You always have such creative ideas. The dresses are just adorable on Rose and her dolly. I'd love similar ones for my little girl, the red in her shop is so pretty! Thanks for all the great giveaways!

  4. Erin

    The felt bowtie pasta is adorable!!

  5. Mimi G.

    I LOVE the cupcake apron!!!! Sew cute 😉 The girls pink headband is really pretty too. Thanks for another giveaway and Rose looks adorable in the dress 🙂

  6. Christine M.

    The dresses are especially adorable!

  7. Erin

    Love your keyboard, what a great idea! Good luck to Shannon.

  8. Jazlyn

    The tote bags on Sew Sweet are adorable.

  9. My beautiful ordinary life

    I couldnt find the whit kit Kat…next year. We did donuts instead! Felt good is fun just bought a felt taco set! Yum!

  10. Patty V

    LOVE all the felt food stuff!

  11. Anonymous

    The plaited head bands are gorgeous! But I am also a total sucker for a tiered girl's skirt! So hard to pick one favorite! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
    My email is piper underscore pal at hotmail dot com.

  12. Jennifer Elia

    Those dresses are precious and felt food is a fav of mine.

  13. 9peasMom

    Wonderful work, great giveaway!

  14. Anonymous

    I like the purple tote with flower. Everything is really cute. I also like the cherry print apron for girls.

  15. Kathy C.

    Shannon does beautiful work…thank you for the giveaway!

  16. Deb H.

    There are so may adorable things, but I think my daughter would love the pink rose headband. Thanks for the giveaway and as always, for the great ideas to celebrate the saints!

  17. Anonymous

    The tote bags are lovely!

  18. Lindsay K

    This is perfect timing! I've been looking for long "twirly" skirts for my girls and just couldn't find what I liked. Shannon has some lovely ones and she's been so helpful finding the fabric I like. 🙂 Thank YOU!! Of course, it'd be even better if I won something for myself. 😉

  19. Anonymous

    I have just the someone in mind who would love that chevron tote!

  20. Anonymous

    Beautiful Items, and thank you for the ideas for Lovely Saint Cecilia..Love the Tote


  21. Anonymous

    I love the little girl's blue headband!
    Donna Marie
    child of mary 2002 at yahoo {dot) com

  22. Unknown

    Cute ideas for the feast of St. Cecelia!

  23. Lena

    I love the pic of Rose and Mia.

  24. Lauren

    Love the dresses and the totes!

  25. Allison

    Oh, I'd like to enter to win the purse!! Shannon and her family attend our parish here in Kansas City; both her products and she are "sew sweet"!

    Thanks for the giveaway, ladies!
    God bless,

  26. Melanie

    I would love to win the purse! God bless you both!

  27. Emily

    Sew cute! =)

  28. The Hains

    everything looks so cute but I really like the felt breakfast foods!

  29. Allison

    Maybe this is a silly question, but will I need to enter the giveaway in the "Rafflecopter" box above, instead of just posting a comment down here? Or will my name still be included by simply commenting? Sorry, and thanks. : )

  30. Jessica Gordon

    Yes, please use the "Rafflecopter" box to enter the giveaway. It will collect your contact information for me so that I will be able to contact the winner. Thank you!

    Thanks for the comment! You all are so blessed to have an FSSP parish 🙂

  31. Jessica Gordon

    Hi Kari! No, I don't have that book, but I think Charlotte over at Waltzing Matilda might. I'm sure you could email her to ask about it. She gave our youngest some artwork by the same woman last Christmas.

  32. Sarah

    Thank you! I love finding new catholic vendors on etsy!

  33. Anonymous

    cute! thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Renee

    Would love a chance to win! That play food is adorable.

  35. Sophie

    thank you for a chance to win!

  36. Julie

    The breakfast food is my favorite!

  37. Christina

    I love the play food! How cute!

  38. Meg

    I love the circle skirt – my daughter would love twirling in it!

  39. montanamama90

    She makes a very pretty flowy women's skirt with pockets that I would love to order!

  40. mel

    The play food is precious. Also, some beautiful headbands in her shop caught my eye


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