Report from Martha Pullen’s Orlando Market

Custom Keepsakes Sweet Dreams AG doll sundress

MY, OH MY, OH MY!!!  What a fabulous time I am having here at Martha Pullen’s Orlando Sewing Market!  I did bring along my cranky, antique laptop but it is sooo hard to work with.  So this will be a brief report.  I just had to give  you a peek into this wonderful event.

It is hard to say which is better, the classes or the vendors. But right now, I am over the moon excited about Custom Keepsakes designs (Kathy Harrison).  I LOVE the Sweet Dreams collection which I got today.  This i-phone photo does not do it justice so please click on the link and see the slide show on Custom Keepsakes web site.

The collection is described as “six sweet nightgowns to stitch in the hoop for ladies, girls and dolls.”  I absolutely cannot wait to get home and make up a matching set for Laurel and her dolls.

another sundress/nightgown from Custom Keepsakes Sweet Dreams collection

Here is another from that same cd.  The child and adult garments are even more lovely.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to make a matching set for doll, child and mother?

There is another equally spectacular collection of dressy dresses for dolls and girls that I would love to have.  The collections seem pricey until you realize that there are sooooo many design files on each cd.  Aside from that, Kathy includes her home phone number and offers support for any problems you have. How great is that?  The instruction booklet is so detailed that I doubt I would need any help, but it is nice to know that help is available.

So much more to tell–classes with Connie Palmer (Madeira Applique’, Newest, Greatest Notions, Spaghetti Bias), Peggy Dilbone’s overwhelmingly inspiring Serger Creativity and Inspiration, Hope Yoder’s Starting a Monogram Button Business, Angela Jones Monogram Wizard Plus tutorial, Londa Rohlfing’s blow-you-away stylish jacket class, Janice Stewart’s you-swear-it-must-have-been-made-by-her-Italian-grandmother Drawnthread class, Gina Reddin’s Redwork class which is so much more than Redwork and ….

I had dinner with my dear friend Linda McGehee the past two nights, visited with Gina Reddin who owns the SewItsForSale yahoo group, chatted with Martha, caught up with old friends Kathy Stachowicz, Karen Russi, Cherry Palma and Cathy Johnson and bought more stuff.  That should just about replace what I have sold on this blog.  Ahhhhh, it’s a sickness I guess.  But I surely am happy about it!

And there is one more day of classes, shopping and fun!

Please do check back soon for another update.  I just can’t wait to tell you about these classes.  As they used to say, “Film at 11.”

4 responses to “Report from Martha Pullen’s Orlando Market

  1. Catherine Johnson

    Janice, I couldn’t agreee with you! It was a super time. Loved seeing you and catching up! Take care and let me know if you ever find out about our Ladies and Babies CD quest. Cathy Johnson

  2. It was SO GOOD to see you, Cathy. We really should get together another time, another place than Martha’s Markets and sewing classes!

  3. Catherine Johnson

    Janice, Whoops, sorry I meant to say I totally agree with you about the Market. It was wonderful. Apparently, brain freeze occurs after you come home and are tired and not thinking or doing your best on presenting your thoughts. Yes, we must get together sometime for more fun. Take care. Cathy

  4. Neva Christensen

    Simply loved reading of your activities and accomplishments. Such a talented and sharing woman! Lovely designs, too.

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