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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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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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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Jul 6 2016

Sometimes a touch of smocking somewhere other than the front yoke adds interest to a garment.  This little jumper and blouse was made using pattern #140 and is just right for Summer and Fall.  The jumper is fully lined with pink and white seersucker, which also makes it […]

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Nov 11 2015

A Holly embroidery design for your Christmas stitching.  Shadow stitch with French Knots.  DMC: 321, 699     Satin stitch with Granito Knots. DMC: 321, 3346, 3347 Michie’  

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Oct 14 2015

With Christmas decorations starting to appear in the stores, it is time to start thinking of Christmas sewing.  This is one of my favorites and is a simple design for those new to smocking.  It also happens to be the dress that I made for my granddaughter’s first […]

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Sep 4 2015

Need a quick smocking design for Fall?   The “Candy Corn” smocking design is a simple design and is very easy for those new to Picture Smocking. If you are running short on time, you can just smock three candy corn centered on the bishop. Michie’

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Aug 10 2015

The other day I ran into the local fabric store for a spool of thread and was hit with the summer clearance sale.  So many pretty stripes and prints to choose from, but this striped seersucker is the one that spoke the loudest to me.  I loved the […]

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Aug 1 2015

Little smocked pumpkins suitable for a straight yoke.  If you are new to Picture Smocking or a little out of practice, this is a great design to start with!  Click here for the free down loadable design. Michie’

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Jul 30 2015

Time to get busy smocking for Fall!  “Little Smocked Pumpkins” is great for those new to picture smocking.  To keep things simple, just smock three pumpkins in the center of the garment.  The design is suitable for a bishop style dress or a straight yoke.  Click here for […]

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