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Oct 20 2016

Hello, we thought we would give you a peek at our afternoon.  If you don’t already know her, let me introduce you to Tiffany.  Tiffany is our office manager and takes care of our pattern production, shipping and all of that other business stuff.  She also keeps us […]

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Oct 17 2016

“With the busyness of the holidays coming up, I like to find gifts that are inexpensive and quick to make.  This year I found a DIY fabric necklace that I absolutely love and completed in car line while waiting to pick up my daughter from school.  The necklace […]

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Oct 8 2016

The new Holiday Issue of Classic Sewing Magazine arrived in the mailbox and we just had to take a break from work and go through every page!  We were thrilled to see our Jon-Jon with our smocked “Christmas Truck” and even more excited by the other articles where […]

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Oct 4 2016

Always keeping the boys in mind, we have added pattern #148 to our collection! This simple shirt, features a  Peter Pan collar, buttons down the back and may be made with either long or short sleeves.  Choose either a plain front or a smocked insert suitable for 6 […]

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Sep 28 2016

With cooler weather approaching, I’m thinking soft flannel for baby.  Today’s inspiration is made from daygown pattern #101 with pink and blue smocked baby rattles.  The “Baby Rattles” smocking design is available in our “Beginning Smocking” book and is a great introduction to picture smocking. A perfect homecoming […]

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Sep 24 2016

Orange pique’, a coordinating print, and a pocket with matching trim went together nicely for a reversible jumper using pattern #140-S. A Sunday afternoon of sewing was all that was needed.  This jumper was made in a 6 month size for a sample, but once our girl spotted […]

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Sep 17 2016

After many requests, we have brought pattern #108 out of retirement.  A sweet and simple Christening gown suitable for baby boy or girl.  The pattern allows you to design your vision, whether it be a yoke, featuring tucks, or a bit of embroidery.  Attach the skirt with soft […]

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Sep 10 2016

Our quarterly girl’s retreat was a success!  Once a quarter, if life permits, we like to leave the men and kiddos behind and do something together that’s relaxing, educational, and inspires creativity.  This time, I got to pick the place and event.  The art of wine making has […]

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Sep 2 2016

What is your favorite time to sew?  I love the morning light, a quiet house and patterns and fabrics selected ahead of time.  While our picture of the day is peaceful, our day is not.  We have been in the process of updating our studio space and today […]

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Aug 27 2016

It is time to get busy on Fall sewing.  I love navy blue gingham and with smocked red wagons, even daddy was okay with the outfit!  The smocking design is easy for those new to Picture Smocking and can be found in the “Beginning Smocking Book.”  The outfit […]

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