Psst!!! Ready-to-smock Smockables, have I told you lately that I love you? As Elvis sang, could I tell you once again somehow? Well, I am going to.
Two weeks ago (yes, 10 days before finish-the-Easter-clothes rush) I was asked by an extremely devoted member of our church to smock something for a fundraiser April 5. Yikes!
Maria is at the church every day, working on one thing or another. I Just couldn’t tell her no and I knew couldn’t possibly start until after Easter. Smockables to the rescue! I finished in just 3 days of “free” time (humphh!) between laundry, cooking, etc.
Having a few of these beauties in my stash makes me feel like SuperSmocker. I may not wear a cape, but with these little treasures handy, I feel like I can do almost anything!
The smocking on this 3 month size began with one of my go-to plates, Mollie Jane Taylor’s Buds and Berries. The plate has too many rows for the little bubble, so only the vine, buds and berries were used. The rest of the design was just made up.
The shirttail hem on the sleeves was cut away before a little Swiss trim was joined to the sleeves. 12 strands of lime green floss were woven through the large entredeux holes.
Though I wish I had used bright pink floss for the cable row at the neck binding, generally I am pleased with my contribution to the fund raiser auction. I am even more pleased to be finished with it so I can move on to more baby things for Vivian Rose. Now, if it will just bring in more than the cost of the materials, I will be completely satisfied.
I have this exact plain Smockable for sale in 3 month and 18 month sizes for $28. If you’d like one, e-mail me at NCcabin@aol.com or leave a comment indicating your interest.