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Mar 13 2017

  Sometimes you nearly cry when your favorite pink jumper has gotten too short.  The jumper was brought to me to see if I had a solution.  There was no hem left, we eliminated that in the Fall when we went to a tiny hem and used the large […]

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Mar 9 2017

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 […]

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Mar 6 2017

  Something elegant for baby boy.  For those who have boys and grandsons it’s easy to feel left out when it comes to hand sewing.  Having had three sons myself before a daughter, I know that feeling.  So with the challenge of not getting “frilly” I went for […]

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Mar 1 2017

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 […]

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Feb 13 2017

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 […]

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Feb 10 2017

My announcement of finally getting a new serger generated a few questions and request for updates on my progress with a new machine.  You either know me well or I suspect we are all alike and are a bit intimidated by our new purchases.  Fear of getting it […]

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Feb 6 2017

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 […]

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Feb 1 2017

A few details is all that it takes to turn a plain outfit into something really cute for your baby boy.  Tiny Shadow embroidered bunnies on the collar of this simple bubble doesn’t overpower the outfit and took very little time to stitch up. The bunnies can be […]

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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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