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Apr 1 2015

Our week has been filled with planning meetings, time for stitching, a mini creative retreat for the girls, and plenty of time spent outdoors. As the Easter weekend approaches, we will be switching gears to family arriving, cooking, laughing, hunting Easter eggs, and of course Easter service. We […]

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Mar 27 2015

I’m often asked about marking fabric for embroidery. My all time favorite is the Dritz brand fine tip water erasable fabric marking pen. The traced design shows up nicely on light colored fabric and rinses away in cold water once the embroidery is completed. Tracing the design: The […]

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Mar 20 2015

With Easter rapidly approaching I felt the need to stitch some simple bunnies.  A new dishtowel, floral fabric scraps, and brown embroidery floss were all the were needed to give my kitchen a touch of Spring! Click here for the free down loadable Bunny Applique and instructions.  Michie’

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Mar 16 2015

#115    The classic bubble, is great for baby boy or girl.  Choose from four collar styles, perfect for purchased trim or faggoting.  The bubble allows for six rows of smocking or soft gathers across the front.   Embroidery designs and faggoting instructions are included in the pattern.   Sizes:  3 […]

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Mar 11 2015

This is not the first time in my many years of sewing that I fell in love with buttons and designed an outfit around them!  I often use pretty buttons as the focal point and keep the rest of the outfit simple.  Pattern #133 had the look I […]

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Mar 6 2015

 Pattern #111    A dedication bubble suitable for those special occasions.  The bubble features pleats down the front with a choice of three  collars. Detailed instructions are included for adding your favorite laces along with a selection of embroidery designs.   Sizes:  3 – 24 mos. Pattern #112   The Christening […]

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Mar 2 2015

In my ever ending attempt to organize my buttons in a manner that keeps them grouped together leading to, “wow, here are the right buttons for the right project” I am trying small zip bags.  The little bags are intended for jewelry making and came packaged as 100 for […]

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Feb 26 2015

  It is always nice when the dress you envisioned turned out like you…envisioned!  A green gingham bishop style dress, trimmed with pink rickrack and pictured smocked bunnies.  Picture smocking works well on this style dress as long as you limit the number of pictures, which in this […]

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Feb 19 2015

Pattern #107 The  banded bubble,  is  a one-piece bubble with a two-piece  look.    Choose from two classic collar styles or a simple neckband.  Mock suspenders attach at the shoulders and at the front waistband. Collars may be trimmed with piping or embroidery.     Pattern #109 The infant […]

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Feb 16 2015

Spring will be here before we know it, so it is time to get busy smocking and sewing for my four-year-old granddaughter.  The bishop style dresses are still very sweet on her and the green gingham will give the dress a fresh look.  Ellen McCarn’s  “Precious Bunnies” is […]

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