Jul 5 2017

We would like to thank Cheryl Clapp for sharing with us today.  Here is what Cheryl had to say about her beautiful creation. “Here’s the smocked bubble I made for my cousin’s daughter using your pattern #142 in a size 6 months. They loved it so much that […]

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Jun 24 2017

  Here is a basic dress for Summer with a little twist.  Horizontal stripes for the dress bodice.  Not only is it unexpected, it also adds some fun.  And what could be more fun than smocked “Kiawah Crabs” by Laura Jenkins Thompson?  I adapted pattern #146 by lowering the […]

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Jun 10 2017

What a happy baby!  Thank you Tricia for sharing with us. “My name is Tricia Johnson and this is my grandson at 3 months. I used the Jon-Jon pattern #137. I love to smock and sew!”

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Jun 6 2017

How about some Bishop Bubble inspiration for today?  Today’s outfit is made using pattern #142 out of Josue Dark Blue Tana Lawn purchased from The Sewing Room.  The fabric has a light weight silky feel, great for our hot summer days in the South.  A simple smocking design in […]

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May 5 2017

Virginia Roland sent us a photo of her lovely creation for her granddaughter’s first Easter using pattern #131. The bold print fabric is a refreshing change and Virginia mentioned that she found the smocking “relaxing”, something we always like to hear.  Great job and beautiful granddaughter Virginia! Michie’

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Apr 24 2017

What do we do with outgrown outfits?  We hand them down! I don’t like things stored away, never to see the light of day again.  I want them appreciated, but at the same time, used up and worn out.  After setting aside a few special garments, I have […]

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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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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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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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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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