Jun 30 2017

Needle ‘n Thread As a fan of Mary Corbet’s blog Needle ‘n Thread I couldn’t resist sharing a link to this wonderful post.  For the embroidery enthusiast this is a great place to go for tutorials and inspiration. needlenthread.com I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Michie’

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May 27 2017

Are you often a bit overwhelmed when choosing embroidery floss to match your fabric?  Me too!  Here is the easiest way that I have found.  Check and see if you’re lucky enough for your fabric to have dots or swatches of colors on the selvage.  These markings are the […]

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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 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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Nov 16 2016

If you aren’t sewing for the holidays yet, you might be getting a little panicky. So, here is another outfit that is great when you don’t have all the time in the world!  Tiny tucks and three embroidery stitches are all that were needed for this sweet Christmas […]

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Oct 28 2016

Time for jumpers!  Our girl loves wearing jumpers and mommy loves that this one is reversible.  This jumper is made from orange pique’ and coordinating print using pattern #140.  I added that Kitten Pocket which is super simple to make!  I also like that the kitten face is […]

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Aug 12 2016

Do you struggle to think of a color besides blue for your little guys?  Having had three boys myself, I feel your pain.  I would look at my husbands shirts for inspiration and felt confident that if it looked good on a grown man it would probably work […]

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Jul 14 2016

Kathy Drew, of ‘KLD Embroidery Designs’ was kind enough to use our pattern #140-L for her submission to the magazine.  We love the magic that she worked with her digitized embroidery design on the jumper and blouse! Great job Kathy and thank you! Michie’

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Jul 13 2016

Do you remember our hint for the Back to School Issue of Classic Sewing Magazine?  Well, here it is and we are thrilled! Pattern #134 was used for the outfit and features a sweet baby skunk.  The skunk is hand embroidered using a Chain Stitch which is a […]

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