November 29, 2007

Festive Swiss Embroideries - On SALE 40% OFF!!!

Stock Up and Save!!!

Colorful, festive Swiss embroidered edgings and insertions on sale. By taking advantage of our multiple yardage discount you can save 40% off the regular price.

These Swiss embroideries are perfect for so many projects, everything from children's clothing to home decorating. The edgings are approximately 6 inches wide, perfect width for a quick gathered collar on girls or baby clothes.

Or use the 6 inch edging for the hem on a girls dress. Simply attach it to the bottom of the skirt using entredeux or beading. Use beading on other parts of the dress and then coordinate by running red or green silk satin ribbon through it.

For a festive receiving blanket or carriage blanket, use the 6 inch edging around the outside of the blanket. The Swiss insertions coordinate beautifully with this edging. Use your imagination to sew beautiful heirlooms with these easy to use Swiss trims.

Red Silk Satin Ribbon

Don't forget the beautiful 2 inch wide silk satin ribbon, regular price $5.68 per yard, for a limited time only $3.98 per yard.

Sewing Machine & Dealer Recommendation

Over the years I have worn out several sewing machines and always had to replace them. That is, until 1992, when I bought my Husqvarna Viking 1100.

It's still going strong after fifteen years of heavy use! That machine has never given me any problems. It has been the most dependable sewing machine I have ever used and I have been sewing since junior high school home economics class in 1964.

When it was time to think about getting an embroidery machine, Husqvarna Viking was my choice. And I'm glad I did. These new machines are amazing. Visit a Husqvarna Viking dealer near you and ask for a demonstration. You'll see what I mean.

Husqvarna Viking Dealer in Meridian, MS - For those of you who live in or within driving distance of Meridian Mississippi, I recommend you visit Sew Precious. That's where I got my new machine.

In addition to the latest machines, Sew Precious offers sewing and smocking classes. They have ready to sew kits and a large selection of fabrics including Spechler Vogel, Fabric Finders and many more.

You'll also find many of your favorite patterns, including Maja's Heirlooms, Bonnie Blue Designs, an extensive collection of Children's Corners patterns plus a lot more.

You can visit their website for driving directions and store hours.

November 26, 2007

We Have A Winner!

Hannah made the selection for the recepient of the free Adora doll!

We want to thank everyone who participated in this event. It has been fun, maybe we can do something like this again someday.

Our winner lives in Texas. If you live in Texas and registered for the Adora doll, check your email for the winner notification.

November 21, 2007

Reminder - Free Adora Doll Registration Ends Wednesday Night

Hurry, time is running out! All submissions must be received by midnight November 21, 2007.

You don't want to miss this opportunity to receive a beautiful Adora doll, retail value $69.95, absolutely FREE, no purchase necessary.

If you missed our post about it, you can read it here.

November 14, 2007

New Patterns from Children's Corner

Casual and Trendy

We have two new patterns from Children's Corner, Gigi and Casey.

Gigi is a cute blouse and pants pattern for girls. The blouse buttons in the front, has 3/4 length sleeves and a Peter Pan Collar.

The pants are ankle length and have an elastic waist. This is an adorable pattern and looks like it would be fun to sew.

Available in sizes 1 - 4 and 5 - 8.

More information and to purchase Gigi

Casey is a lined coat with a hood for a girl or boy. It can be quilted with a batting for additional warmth. Available in sizes 6 months - 3 and 4 - 8.

More information and to purchase Casey

A Special Occasion Classic

Margaret by Children's Corner is a classic style dress suitable for so many types of special occasions. It is gorgeous made with elegant silk dupioni and a Swiss organdy collar. Accent the slightly raised waistline with a silk satin ribbon.

This pattern gives you a choice of 3 lengths and 3 collars from which to choose. Available in sizes 1 - 4 and 5 - 8.

For more information and to purchase Margaret

November 2, 2007

FREE Adora Doll

Yes, that's right, we're going to be giving away a free Adora Doll! No purchase necessary, this is just for fun.

The one we have selected to give away is one of my favorites. It has the sweetest little face. For you Adora collectors, it is one of the "B" sculpts. This little 20 inch baby doll is wearing a knit outfit and cap (basketball not included). See photo below:

This baby has short hair, so it can wear bonnets. Adora dolls can easily be changed from being a boy baby to a girl baby simply by changing outfits!

You can see what I mean by viewing another Adora doll (no longer available) that has the same face and body as the doll above, except it is dressed in a baby girl outfit. View doll dressed in girl outfit.

Winner will be chosen Thanksgiving weekend 2007.

We are going to put all the names in a hat. Then we're going to have Hannah (age 3) reach inside the hat and pick the winner's name! We will notify the winner by email.

Rules, Eligibility & Terms

Rules - The rules are simple, like I said, we are doing this for fun. No purchase is necessary. Simply use the contact form on our website to send us your name, mailing address and email. In the Comments area of the contact form type the words Free Adora Doll and your address. Only one submission per household will be accepted. All submissions must be received by midnight November 21, 2007.

Eligibility - Because we use UPS Ground shipping, only those located within the continental USA are eligible. Sorry, no P.O. Box addresses. Must be over 18. This is for consumers only, no businesses or doll professionals.

Terms - If the winner does not respond to our winner notification email within 3 days, it will be assumed that they do not want the doll and Hannah's second pick will become the winner. The second choice winner will also have 3 days to respond to our email notification. If they also do not respond, the same terms apply and Hannah's third pick will become the winner and so on. Not redeemable for cash. No warranties of any kind are implied. These rules and terms can be amended at anytime at the discretion of Heirloom Sewing For Children.

Martha Pullen Pattern News

We have good news about 2, out of print patterns, by Martha Pullen, Anna Garrin's Baptismal Gown and Christening Gown Ensemble. Martha Pullen Company has now reprinted both of these patterns and they will arrive here in just a few days!

We will put them on the website just as soon as they arrive.

The photo below is from the back of the Christening Gown Ensemble pattern: