Killer Cakes – Issue #116

Posted on Jul 13 2015


Today Louise Vansleve, founder of Learn Cake and Learn Cake Decorating Online shows you how to ice cookies with fondant AND Royal Icing from start to finish!


Killer Cakes – Issue #115

Posted on Jun 29 2015


killer-wedding-cake-web-copyThanks to all of you who have ensured that Killer Wedding Cake is enjoying a successful launch! Please note that the .99 price for the book in digital format will expire on July 6. At that time, the price will increase to $2.99. The paperback price will remain at $9.99.

So, if you haven’t had a chance to order your ebook copy of Killer Wedding Cake, please do so before the price goes up! :)

Thank you again for your support and encouragement! Hugs!!!

Sew Deadly – Issue #118

Posted on Jun 23 2015

dolphin_freeMarcy’s Musings

Just in time for summer! Check out this free dolphin cross-stitch pattern from Yiota’s X-stitch.

Plus, it complements the mermaid pattern from Issue #115! :)



Killer Cakes – Issue #114

Posted on Jun 15 2015


Today I want to share this wonderful instructional video from Liz Larson. Please enjoy it!

Sew Deadly – Issue 117

Posted on Jun 10 2015

Marcy’s Musings

Today we’re learning a basketweave needlepoint stitch from Needlepoint For Fun:



I hope you enjoy it and that you have a wonderful week!

Killer Cakes – Issue #113

Posted on Jun 01 2015


Are you planning on attending the 2015 Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show? Gayle Trent and I are! Queen of Cakes Kerry Vincent has invited us to be there to promote Killer Wedding Cake!

This year’s theme is Fashion Week. We can hardly wait to see all the beautiful cakes, to see Ms. Vincent again, and to meet some of the wonderful cake artists (fingers crossed that Rosemary Galpin will be there)!

So, will you be there? If so, please let me know!

Sew Deadly – Issue #116

Posted on May 27 2015

Marcy’s Musings

20150522_121818Today I want to talk with you guys about the big finish! And, to do so, I want to share a project sent to me by my dear friend Donna Wattier. Donna made this to commemorate the release of Wicked Stitch–my latest adventure–written by Amanda Lee.

Look at how Donna made a border around the finished design and added an adorable ribbon bow to accent the piece. She also used the same ribbon to make a hanger for the frame. See how these thoughtful touches add even more to the piece? It’s absolutely wonderful!

I know that you–like Donna–have put a lot of time and hard work into your beautiful creation. Follow her example and use your artistic flair to make your piece even better!

For more ideas on finishing embroidery projects, click the links below:

Sew Mama Sew – How to Finish Frame Embroidery

Embroidery Finishing – A Pinterest Board by Becky MacKay

Killer Cakes – Issue #112

Posted on May 18 2015


Have you ever visited a cupcake ATM machine? If so, please tell us about your experience!

Sew Deadly – Issue #115

Posted on May 13 2015

Marcy’s Musings

Summer is nearly here–hooray!–and you might be looking for some new cross-stitch patterns to brighten up your little corner of the world.

Mermaid 2-653-O-Free-DesignHow gorgeous is this? The best part? It’s one of a set of three from Cross Stitch This link will take you to the pattern shown at right. Here are her sisters: Mermaid One  and Mermaid Three. The next best part? They’re all f*r*e*e*!

Happy Stitching! And Happy Summer! :)

Killer Cakes – Issue #111

Posted on May 04 2015


For any of you fellow cake decorators living in or planning to visit Orlando, FL in September, there’s going to be an incredible event right on your doorstep! The Americas Cake and Sugarcraft Fair will take place from September 18 – 20, 2015 and will feature guests such as Marina Sousa, Buddy Valastro, Ron Ben-Israel, Mich Turner, and Roland Mesnier. There will be more than 75 classes and demonstrations.

Click the link above to find out all about it! And, if you go, be sure and tell us about it. :)