Thursday, August 25, 2011

WOW! All I can say is that is the craziest looking post below yet! I am so sorry! I don't know what happened! I hope to do better! If you can't follow it, contact me on FB!

More New Smocking Designs and Patterns

Crosseyed Cricket has some new smocking designs .... we've already ordered them and they are on the way to the shop! Contact the shop to reserve your copies now!

Oliver + S is also coming out with three new patterns for the fall season!We will be ordering these patterns as soon as they are available. If you would like for us to pre-order for you, please contact the shop and let us know which pattern(s) you would like and the size.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Replcement Books and A New Shipment

A few weeks ago, we received word from Michie' Mooney that some of her Beginning Smocking books were missing pp. 17, 18, 19, & 20 (these are the center pages). If you purchased a book in January when I brought them back from market, you should be fine, but check. The books that were missing the pages were from the last printing.
We have received the replacements.....if you purchased your book from the shop and are missing the pages, please bring it by so we can exchange it for you.

We have also received several popular Maja's Heirlooms patterns that we have not had in stock: Justin (boys' shirt and shorts), Jesse (boy or girl short or long romper), Felix (boys' shorts/pants and shirt), Sophie (girls' top, pants with no side seam....small size has romper) , Corey bubble, and Jordan romper. I have used the Sophie pants pattern for my son when I have wanted a pattern with no side seam. The pattern has a ruffle on the bottom so I add the length that I need to the appropriate size (and omit the ruffle, of course!).

Lastly, new McCarn smocking designs..... "Monkey Shines," "Baby Hearts for Kerry," "Lacey," and "Olivia Grace," which you can view here: Bold

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Classes and Website

Beginning Machine French Sewing Class
(Teacher: Mary Strickland)
Dates-Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11
Time- 1:00-4:00
Cost-$45.00 plus cost of kit

Tatting (Teacher: Amy Young)
Dates: Monday, Thursday-August 15, 19, 22, 25
Time: 10:00-11:30 OR 6:00-7:30 (you choose time)
Cost-$40.00 plus cost of supplies (purchase at The Smock Shoppe)

Beginning Smocking (Teacher: Mary Strickland)
Dates: Mondays-August 15, 22, 29
Time: 6:30-8:30
Cost-$45.00 (includes kit)

Bishop Construction (Teacher: Mary Strickland)
Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, August 24 and 25
Time: 6:30-8:30
Cost: $45.00 (You must have a smocked bishop ready to construct to take this class.)

Crochet (Teacher: Rose Cooper)
Date: September 8th
Time: 6:00-7:30
Cost: $25.00 plus cost of supplies (purchase at The Smock Shoppe)

Shadow Work Embroidery (Teacher: Sally Everett)
Begins September 8...length will be determined by project which has yet to be determined

For all classes, please call the shop to sign up...

OUR WEBSITE: The website is finally up! You can visit the shop online at We are not able to do online orders yet but you can view some of our stock. We try to post fabrics as they come in. To order, call the shop and one of our associates will be happy to assist you with your sewing needs.