I would like to brag a bit, if I may, please?
My sweet & very talented friend, Sara Norris is a new blogger
and is having her first give-away.
She is the owner of the custom made heirloom
clothing shop calledSarah Norris Limited & the blog of the same name
This woman makes the most GORGEOUSheirloom clothing imaginable.
She has been a contributor & a featured artist on the cover of
Sew Beautiful magazine.
to promote the art of smocking,
Sara is giving away a pleated bonnet, finished and ready to smock.
This is the perfect starter project if you've ever wanted to learn to smock.
Click HERE if you would like to be included in the drawing.
Below is a picture of my first smocking project....that's right...a bonnet.
Don't look too closely, as there are lots of mistakes but I learned so much with this little project.
I've gone on to do several more bonnets & many dresses since &
now I feel antsy if I don't have a smocking item to work on in the evenings.
One of the most difficult & yet rewarding outfits I made for my granddaughter was
the party dress "Coco", by Connie Moses which was featured in
Australian Smocking & Embroidery.
It was a true labor of love, working with brown floss on
brown polka dot twill.
Very difficult to see & my fingers ached by the time
I finished the smocking.
It has a very full circle skirt with a wide satin band
which twirls beautifully!
"Smock & Talk" group,
Nicole & Suzanne, who were invaluablein helping me finish this dress.
It turned out so nice that I had professional photos
taken of my granddaughter Ms. C. in it.
One of these photos is in this month's issue #90 of the
Australian Smocking & Embroidery magazine.
Since I haven't gotten my copy yet, I don't know which one!!
I'm showing you this dress to convince you that if I can learn to smock
Thanks for visiting.