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One of my favorite and most requested designs has been for the smocking design “Chocolate Bunnies” which appeared in an issue of Sew Beautiful Magazine several years ago. I’m thrilled that Martha Pullen Company have posted the full article and smocking design on their blog! Click here to […]Read More
I’ve enjoyed taking my time working on this lovely Christening Gown over the last few weeks. We often have projects that we must hurry through, but if you can take your time, like any other journey, it will be much more enjoyable. For this lovely gown, I used pattern #108 […]Read More
I must admit that I have a weakness for vintage sewing books. I love the older projects and a basic book that has separate chapters for things such as “Seams” and “Buttonholes.” There is something refreshing about a reference book that assumes you know nothing and attempts to […]Read More
After weeks of planning, Tiffany and I were finally able to make our long awaited trip to The Sewing Room in Birmingham, AL. How do you manage to navigate a fabulous store full of absolutely delicious fabrics, laces and notions on a tight schedule? With a lot of […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More