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“Smocked Treasures” provided us with exactly what we were looking for: an exquisitely made and elegant baptismal ensemble for our little boy which will become a family heirloom. I found a number of sites that provided hand-made baptismal gowns, but kept re-visiting Smocked Treasures. It seemed to me that the available range was carefully selected to cater to many different tastes and I was impressed that Marianne offered so many hand-made choices so we could vary the design, ensuring a personalised service (which is a bonus for online purchases). I was delighted to search through the many designs on offer (a rare find for outlets offering boy’s outfits) -the only problem was deciding which one to purchase. Marianne responded promptly to my first email inquiry and I was immediately reassured by her warm, professional and thoughtful approach; I felt entirely comfortable with going ahead with the purchase. Marianne emails customers once an order is placed so that you have the opportunity to discuss any issues (eg for us, we needed to work out an “in-between” size); while Smocked Treasures is an online business, you can be assured of a personalised service. The final product was carefully packaged and the workmanship was of the highest standard. I can highly recommend Smocked Treasures to anyone who is looking for a special, outfit of high quality for their baby’s christening. Marianne’s creation for our little baby is absolutely beautiful.

~ Melina W. Sydney, Australia

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Marianne Schubbe, owner of Smocked Treasures, has had numerous original designs published in Sew Beautiful magazine. The magazine is devoted to heirloom and smocking, mainly for baby and children's designs and includes the instructions and patterns for each custom made design for the modern sewer.


ArticleMost recently, her girls A-line dress, titled "Laura" with smocked & embroidered insert was featured on the back cover of issue No. 92, 2004. This tailored design for the pre-teen girl is a perfect choice for Communion or special occasion dress and features a choice of several necklines, optional inset box pleats and either machine or hand embroidery.








Article"Twice as Nice", a boys christening romper with detachable gown was featured in Issue No. 91, 2003 and more recently was shown in the premier issue of "Southern Baby" 2005. Designed for the young prince, this elegant and tailored boys romper made of silk dupione with silk jacquard accents has a button on/off gown with entredeux, pintucks and folded tucks.








ArticleFeatured in the Special Occasions 2001 issue is Marianne's youngest daughter in her Communion dress. "Laura's First Holy Communion Dress" is an elaborate creation of silk shantung with lily of the valley French maline shaped lace on a gore/godet full skirt and portrait collar. Embroidered lily of the valley flowers, silk ribbon and panels of pintucks highlight this one of a kind design with matching My Twinn doll pattern also available.







Article"Maria" features Marianne's oldest daughter in her special silk dupione First Holy Communion dress with hand smocking embellished with tiny seed pearls and silk ribbon embroidered flowers. Lace shaped bows, French maline lace and netting lace collar accent this beautiful creation. Included are a matching My Twinn doll dress which is a lasting keepsake of this special occasion. Shown in the Special Occasions 1999 issue.







ArticleSew Beautiful Issue No. 73, 2000 has Marianne's variety of "Magic Hanky Infant Bonnet" designs. This traditional baby shower gift is worn on baby's christening day, then tucked away to be used later as a bride's hanky. Included in the instructions are variations for numerous heirloom designs with embroidery, pintucks and silk ribbon versions.









Article"Home for the Holidays Tree Skirt" in Issue No.66, 1999 features The Schubbe Family's personalized heirloom holiday Christmas tree skirt, with embroidered panels featuring each child's name and birthdate along with their favorite Christmas designs. Panels are embellished with French lace and silk ribbon, entredeux and a ruffled pinstitched lace edge. A wonderful keepsake that celebrates generations of a loving family!







ArticleIssue No. 64, 1999 included Marianne's "Heirloom Embroidered Baby Quilts" with machine embroidered Precious Moments or Peter Rabbit designs (also available for christening with crosses or Teddy Bears). Featuring lace trimmed squares, pintucks and ruffled lace or piped ruffled trim on the outer edge, this keepsake quilt is a perfect gift for new baby!








Article"The Chilly Frilly Easter Bonnet" pattern was featured in the Easter 1998 issue of Sew Beautiful. Marianne's Signature Smocked bonnet has hand smocking & embroidery, a heart shaped brim with gathered lace and detachable lightweight or winter liner, making this design perfect for year round wear, especially in colder climates.









ArticleBernina's "Portrait of an Artist" magazine print ad has been featured in numerous magazines including Martha Stewart's Living, Sew Beautiful, Creative Needle, Threads, Sew News, Ladies Home Journal, and Better Homes and Gardens. Marianne and her daughters Maria and Laura appeared in the ads, as well as a nationally advertised television commercial, advertising Bernina's "Artista" machine. The dresses shown were hand smocked & embroidered cotton batiste with lace shaping, pintucking and pinstitching with numerous other heirloom detail as well and are one of a kind creations with matching My Twinn doll dresses and accessories.