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Jan 25 2017

To help get your creative juices flowing, I thought that I would share some ideas for the smocking design, “Crosses”, featured in the Spring issue of Classic Sewing Magazine.  I chose pattern #148 for the article for two reasons, a brand new pattern is always a plus for […]

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Jan 22 2017

Spring arrived yesterday afternoon in the form of the new Classic Sewing Magazine.  The poor mailman waded through a torrential downpour to place it on the front porch which I immediately snatched up and rush back in to show Tiffany.  It’s always much more fun when someone is […]

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Jan 19 2017

Whether it is for Easter, Christening, or Baby Dedication it’s time to start planning your sewing project.  So, with that in mind patterns #111 and #112 are now on sale for a limited time!  With detailed instructions for Heirloom sewing, both patterns are great for stitching up a […]

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Jan 10 2017

I always start the new year with visions of being more organized.  One of my goals for this year is to learn more about my sewing machine and serger. Maybe knowing where the presser feet are and their names is a good place to start.  My solution? Pill […]

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Jan 4 2017

Do you love a new year?  Do you look forward to new goals, new adventures and learning something new? One of the top things on my list is getting VERY comfortable with my new serger.  I’m not talking about threading it quickly and finishing a seam, I mean […]

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Dec 17 2016

In the last blog I mentioned that the jumper was reversible.  I realized later that I forgot to attach the picture of the Christmas tree print side.  What can I say, it is a busy time of year.  Anyone else feeling distracted by the holidays? Michie’

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Dec 13 2016

Just like everyone else, I am often sewing at the last minute during the holidays.  A reversible jumper using pattern #140-L was easy to stitch up one afternoon and was ready in time for her Christmas party at school.  Red piping was added to give it a more […]

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Dec 9 2016

At age 6, she is now more aware that Nana, Mommy and Aunt Anna are running a creative business together.  She is beginning to understand that we design, illustrate, sew and test a final product that we then sell to other Nana’s and Mommies who want to sew […]

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Dec 6 2016

Have you ever wondered how needles and pins are made?  After watching this fascinating video from Discovery Channel’s show How it’s Made I will now treat both with more respect, perhaps even little works of art!  I had no idea that there were so many steps involved. Click […]

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Dec 2 2016

I love giving (and receiving) books as Christmas gifts. So, we have decided to help you with your Christmas shopping by putting our books on sale for the whole month of December! Both books are great for learning new techniques, and are available for purchase on our website […]

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