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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Jun 9 2015

We wanted to share a link to the “Sand Pail” smocking design that I designed for Sew Beautiful Magazine several years ago.  The sand pails are a simple design so they make a good project for those new to Picture Smocking.  We would like to thank Martha Pullen […]

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Mar 20 2015

With Easter rapidly approaching I felt the need to stitch some simple bunnies.  A new dishtowel, floral fabric scraps, and brown embroidery floss were all the were needed to give my kitchen a touch of Spring! Click here for the free down loadable Bunny Applique and instructions.  Michie’

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Dec 12 2014

This is a project that you might already have all the supplies you need on hand.  It is also a quick and easy project with very little machine sewing.  Since Grandda was more than happy to donate a necktie for the project, I chose the Christmas tie that […]

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Mar 3 2014

I can’t resist sharing the smocking design for these sweet baby bunnies.  A simple old fashioned look without overpowering your special little one.  Click here for the free down loadable design for the the straight yoke version, and here for the bishop style. I would love to hear […]

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Jan 3 2014

The “Tiny Hearts” smocking design works up quickly and is perfect  for those new to picture smocking. Click here for the free down loadable design. A few sketches just to get your creative juices flowing.  I’m leaning toward the jumper for our girl and I just happen to […]

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Apr 7 2012

 Just because summer has already arrived doesn’t mean that the little people around here have stopped growing, so I have had to scramble to stitch up a few more warm weather outfits with growing room.  I had some light weight cotton chambray that had been on the shelf […]

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Jul 21 2011

Here is the smocked elephant design! Inspired by a box of animal crackers! The Jon-Jon is made from white pique’, lined with white Imperial Batiste and trimmed with red and white gingham piping. I was able to cut the Jon-Jon out of a really odd shaped scrap of […]

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