Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

Please join me as I teach the old fashioned techniques and skills needed to sew baby clothes. You will find lessons that start at the very beginning and take you step by step as we sew little baby clothes together. May you find much joy and pleasure in making them.
It's easy and it's fun!!

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Friday, December 19

New Dovo Embroidery Scissors



Beautiful-Fine Blade-Best Scissor Ever

Silver toned with a leather sheath.


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Tuesday, December 16

Emma's Birthday Quilt

I am crazy about the art of  Cicely Mary Barker.  Famous for her lovely Flower Fairies.

Above is her illustration of a Rose Flower Fairie.

Emma's favorite color is Pink.

For her birthday I made her a little Quilt.  Large enough to cover her but small enough to carry around.  I took a fabric panel, stitched borders to it, had it professionally quilted and then folded the backing over to create the binding.

Then I hand embroidered a Label to stitch to the back.  I used two strands of floss and just embroidered over my own handwritting to make it personal.

Added the date and a Bullion Rose.




And a scripture.

She loved it.
And we both were happy!




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Sunday, December 14

It's Sew Heavenly - Christmas Bishop

Brenda from It's Sew Heavenly, where I taught recently is a busy bee.

This cute red Smocked Bishop lacked only the neckband being sewn down.

It's probably done by now.

These smocked Bears are a favorite of mine!

And the red Whip Stitch Piping (everything available from It's Sew Heavenly) makes this little dress  striking.

Don't you love how the piping looks on the sleeve?

It sets it off to perfection!

The owners, Brenda and Lacie, are very talented women who are waiting to help you choose your next sewing project.  They have an extensive selection of the best materials for Heirloom Sewing as well as cute prints for play clothes.

Put this treasure on your Bucket list to visit!!







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Friday, December 12

It's Sew Heavenly - Bishop


While teaching at It's Sew Heavenly I was overwhelmed by all the wonderful samples hanging in their shop.  Everywhere.  It is inspiring just to walk through the door of the shop.

Behind the scenes in Brenda's sewing room….more and more inspiration.

This Smocked Bishop is waiting for the neck band.  

That's all….and it will be hanging in the shop too.


I love the color choices of the floss used for smocking. 

Subtle and muted. 
 Perfect for this soft floral fabric.

If you are in Louisiana, near Lafayette, you need to stop at It's Sew Heavenly in Youngsville.  It is just south of Lafayette.

I recommend you call first to check they are open.
You will be happy you came.





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Thursday, December 11

It's Sew Heavenly Class - Featherstitching and Irish Rose

In Class at It's Sew Heavenly we Featherstitched our little hearts out!!


We also ate delicious lunches that Brenda made us.

 Yum!


And we learned how to make the "Irish Rose".  
A pretty Bullion Flower with an eyelet in the center.

Everyone was very focused on their stitching.

(Except when they were very focused on their shopping!)


And the results were lovely.


This is my finished dress.

It's Sew Heavenly is a fun place to teach.




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Tuesday, December 9

It's Sew Heavenly Class - Hemstitching Linen

It was a beautiful day at It's Sew Heavenly.

And a wonderful, fun group of students!

We learned to hemstitch lace to fabric.

And everyone did a great job!

I love it when students bring garments to show me, made from one of my patterns.

Lovely little dress.



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