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    DIY Bishop in July Issue of Sew Beautiful

    Posted by on Jun 12 2012

    My copy of the July/August Issue of Sew Beautiful just arrived and in it is a fun variation on a smocked bishop that I designed. It’s a very casual, easy sew project and because it is smocked with honeycomb smocking, you don’t need a pleater.  Seriously, even if you aren’t a smocker or always thought […]

    Monkeying Around Smocking Plate

    Posted by on Apr 03 2011

    My “Monkeying Around” dress was published in the latest issue of SAGA News. I wrote about it last summer, when I was hmming and hawing over whether or not to correct the ripply binding. (I ultimately did, btw) Here are a few snapshots of the dress, pre-corrections. It looks really cute on the cover and […]

    A Cross Stitch Pillow in Create n Decorate

    Posted by on Mar 08 2011

    I’ve got a lovely cross-stitch pillow in the current issue of Create n Decorate. (Isn’t that a fat, cheerful bird?) Here’s a close-up of the pillow.  Not nearly as nicely styled as they do it in the magazine but then they actually have decorating ability.  I limit any creative abilities I have to the sewing […]

    SB Victorian Santa Step-by-Step

    Posted by on Nov 10 2010

    I’ve got a lovely velvet pillow in the current issue of Sew Beautiful . It features a very different method of picture smocking. Essentially, I threw out the rule book, which usually advocates using multiple needles for complex picture smocking, and smocked it like you would a cross stitch picture, block of colour by block of […]

    December Sew News Article: Men’s Ties

    Posted by on Nov 10 2010

    Got a treat in mail today. The December issue of Sew News dropped through the slot and it’s a great issue. Tons of quick to sew gifts, a really elegant satin throw that I’m definitely coveting and some great tips for altering formal wear, perfect for the holiday party season. Part and parcel of the […]