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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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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Dec 17 2016

In the last blog I mentioned that the jumper was reversible.  I realized later that I forgot to attach the picture of the Christmas tree print side.  What can I say, it is a busy time of year.  Anyone else feeling distracted by the holidays? Michie’

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Dec 13 2016

Just like everyone else, I am often sewing at the last minute during the holidays.  A reversible jumper using pattern #140-L was easy to stitch up one afternoon and was ready in time for her Christmas party at school.  Red piping was added to give it a more […]

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Nov 14 2016

Some of our customer creations are almost too cute for words, and I’m sure that you will agree that this photo of Alison’s daughter is one.  This sweet baby is wearing an outfit made with our Jon-Jon pattern and smocking design “Scare-d-cat” by Little Memories.  Here is what […]

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Nov 10 2016

Good morning!  I just wanted to share a holiday version of the “No Smock Bishop”.  If you don’t smock or just don’t have time, the bishop style dress with gathered lace might be just what you are looking for.  You can click here for the tutorial. How is […]

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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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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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Aug 5 2016

Deep Fall colors gave this bishop style dress a rich look. Choosing the floss colors was a bit of a challenge and after several false starts I remembered to follow my own advise and “take it outside.” Natural light will show the true colors so that I could […]

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Aug 2 2016

This is what she wore on her date with her daddy.  The picture pretty much says it all.  He is one lucky man! Because some of you will want to know, the dress was made from pattern #136 and was featured in Sew Beautiful Magazine #141.  The smocking […]

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