Books & Magazines


Sew Beautiful Magazine #114 Smocking Magazine Sew Beautiful Magazine #110
  • Appliqué Favorites, Martha Pullen
  • Australian A-Z Books
  • Australian Smocking & Embroidery Magazine
  • Australian Inspirations Magazine
  • Beautiful Bishops, Australian Smocking & Embroidery
  • Creating Heirlooms for Baby, Wendy Schoen
  • Embroidered Christening Gowns, Australian Inspirations
  • English Smocking, The Children's Corner
  • Fine Machine Sewing, Carol Ahles
  • French Hand Sewing by Machine, Martha Pullen
  • Ginger Snaps Designs, Nancy Coburn
  • Grandmother's Hope Chest, Martha Pullen
  • The Joy of Smocking, Martha Pullen
  • Sew Beautiful Magazine
  • Silk Ribbon Treasures, Martha Pullen

Martha Pullen School of Fashion February 2009

Free Photo Albums from Bravenet.com Free Photo Albums from Bravenet.com

Sew Beautiful Magazine, Issue #119

Sew Beautiful Magazine, Issue #119

"The Sweetest Sunsuit" -An antique reproduction by Cheryl

**Sunsuit model is Cheryl's youngest granddaughter, Julia


Sew Beautiful Magazine, Issue #118

Sew Beautiful Magazine, Issue #118

Baby Romper -an Antique Reproduction, by Cheryl R. Davidson

Pattern and Directions are in this issue!

**FREE Stitch Placement Guide and Key included


Australian Smocking & Embroidery Magazine, Issue #82

Australian Smocking & Embroidery Magazine, Issue #82

The Fragrant Garden Dress, by Cheryl R. Davidson

Free Pattern Featured! (This Dress Kit and/or Fabric can be purchased from Country Bumpkin)


Sew Beautiful Magazine, Issue 117

Sew Beautiful Magazine, Issue 117

"Erin's Easter Ensemble"

An Antique Reproduction, by Cheryl

Free Pattern in this Issue!


Sew Beautiful Magazine, Issue 107

"Ruffles and Ribbon Bonnet" by Cheryl

"Ruffles and Ribbon Bonnet" by Cheryl


Sew Beautiful Magazine, Christmas Issue 2007 Issue #115

Victorian Chrismas Dress, Pages 48-51

Victorian Chrismas Dress, Pages 48-51

Christmas PJ’s Pages 43-45, Embroidery for Pajamas on centerfold

Christmas PJ’s Pages 43-45, Embroidery for Pajamas on centerfold

** Victorian Christmas Dress is modeled by one of Cheryl’s granddaughters, Sarah


Sew Beautiful Magazine, Issue #112

Smocking and Embroidery

Provencal, page 30

Smocking and Embroidery

Pattern & Embroidery

Adelaide, page 60

Pattern & Embroidery

**Provencal is modeled by Cheryl’s granddaughter, Sarah.


Sew Beautiful 20th Anniversary Collector's Issue #114

Sew Beautiful 20th Anniversary Collector's Issue #114

Alice Blue Gown

Alice Blue Gown

"A French Inspired Smocked Bodice Dress" Pages 20-26

Winter Rosebuds,  Page 15

Winter Rosebuds, Page 15


Featured in the January-February 2007 Sew Beautiful Magazine

Please take a few minutes to read the featured article: Shop Profile. Sew Beautiful's creative team interviewed me and took pictures of my shop. For those of you who have not come by yet, see the shop I get to work in every day! Pages 72-73

Featured in the January-February 2007 Sew Beautiful Magazine My Heart of Roses

"My Heart of Roses"

Pages 21-24

A Victorian Christening Gown with an original smocking & embroidery design of mine. The front cover shows a close up of the smocked yoke.

Dainty Design Collection

"Dainty Design Collection"

Pages 40-45

This is my interpretation of a Kimono style dress with hand embroidery that I designed on one, and machine embroidery on the other using the "Dainty Design" disk from Martha Pullen.

Marion's Vintage Middy

"Marion's Vintage Middy"

Pages 50-56

This is an antique replica of a classic treasure that was discovered in an attic. The Free Dress Pattern is included in the magazine along with the steps I took to re-create this gem. Details of that sweet story are in the article.

Field of Flowers

"Field of Flowers"

Pages 64-66

This is one of my original smocking and embroidery designs.


Featured in the July-August 2006 Sew Beautiful Magazine

Featured in the July-August 2006 Sew Beautiful Magazine

My orignal designs of the embroidery, construction and patterns for The Ultimate Baby Layette: Baby Bonnets and Booties for a Girl and a Boy.

-Pages 46-49

* The machine embroidery design used for the Girl's Set can be found on the The Ultimate Baby Layette Embroidery CD by Martha Pullen Company.


May-June 2006 issue of Sew Beautiful Magazine

Don't miss the May-June 2006 issue of Sew Beautiful Magazine where you can see my new Grandson, Paul! He is wearing a little boy's bubble made from Nelona Swiss Batiste with hand embroidery design on the front. The pattern and embroidery design is included in the centerfold.


The Rose Lee

The Rose Lee

Featured in Sew Beautiful Magazine May-June 2006. I designed this smocking plate to have that antique look that my dear mother, Rose Lee, would have loved. This is in honor of her and the time she took to teach me the love of handwork.


All supplies for any garments featured are available from my shop, A Frayed Knot. Please contact me to purchase yours today!