Monday, May 28, 2012
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Saturday, May 26, 2012
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Take Control of Your Sewing Machine - Martha Pullen Company is offering a free downloadable class to help you learn to master your sewing machine. It is a great resource! There's general sewing machine information along with a great trouble shooting resource.
Posted by Connie Bauder at 3:29 PM
Monday, May 21, 2012
I bought it to make my Martha doll a very special dress as my souvenir of my trip to the Fashion District in NYC. It will be a smocked bishop with pearl trim on the sleeves and hem, along with lace with ribbon weave at the bottom. I am really excited about it. I will be using some of the techniques I learned at the Martha Pullen heirloom sewing seminar last week while making this dress.
I cut it out yesterday and plan to put it together and pleat this afternoon and being smocking tonight. I am thinking of smocking with white, but rather than just three strands of white DMC floss, I think I will do 2 strands of white and 1 strand of peach. Or, if I thought it would work, I could try 2 strands of white and 1 strand of metallic. Hmmm.... there's a thought......
Posted by Connie Bauder at 9:58 AM
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I brought along my "Martha" doll so she and I could get our picture taken with the real Martha again.
.Martha was demonstrating what to do with lace ends when lace shaping - it's called criss cross lace shaping. We got a good laugh out of her explanation. She also shared a great little song/chant with us. It is... "Press til dry... Press til dry... Press til dry.... or you will cry."
Posted by Connie Bauder at 3:21 PM
Monday, May 14, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
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