Archive for February, 2012

A stitch in color

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

We have just received A stitch in Color charm packs and jelly rolls by Malka Dubrawsky and Sassy jelly rolls by Sandy Gervais both from Moda.

Both lines are very different from each other, which makes it harder to find a favourite. In the mean time I leave you with a link of what to do with 2 of the A stitch in color charm packs, Wonky Baby quilt.

 

Wonky Baby Free Quilt Tutorial

The pattern is free and it was created by the creative minds of Piece n Quilt. The great thing about this pattern is that it doesn’t have to be for a baby, it would look good in any child’s room :)

Craft on the go

Friday, February 17th, 2012

I don’t know if it happens to you but the more I sew, knit, crochet or stitch I want to do, sort of a crazy addiction.

I have noticed that when I am sat watching tv of waiting for something I want to do some sort of handcraft… sometimes is cross-stitch some other times is knitting but either way I just see it as an opportunity to do something.
I usually drag my projects from one sofa to another in a shopping bag or an old handbag, so I thought it was time to make a proper caddy for my stitching… and here it is!

Craft caddy

Do you like it?

I used Sandi Henderson’s Modern Meadow in Midnight as the main fabric and some navy blue canvas that I had in my stash. I was very tempted to use Vintage Ironwork or any other of the fabrics from the same collection, but the first fabric is so pretty and bold that I wanted to really give it central stage and use a solid fabric for the rest of the bag.

I followed the original pattern to the letter, it has 3 front pockets (can you see them??) and 3 dividers inside. As I tend to have more than one project on the go (and who doesn’t?!?!) I am thinking of making a second one, this time without the dividers and using 2 (or maybe even 3) of Riley Blake’s Daisy Cottage fabrics.

Do you have a bag for your projects? Share some pictures in our Flickr group or in facebook :)

Baby shoes

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

A dear friend of mine had her first baby not long ago and I wanted to make something for her baby girl. I tried to knit a pair of baby shoes but dpns and I just don’t get along. I managed to finish 2 shoes but you should have seen them! They looked so different from each other that I thought I had used a completely different pattern for each one of them. Afther seeing so undeniable facts, I decided to play it safe and turned back to sewing, and I am so pleased I did as I couldn’t be happier with the results.

I knew straight away which fabric I wanted to use, this fabric is cute at its best and I have been waiting the right moment to use it, and now this moment has arrived. I don’t know about you but I think Japanese fabrics have that extra sweet touch that makes them perfect for a gift.

Mary Jane's Baby Shoes

I went for a very simple pattern as the fabric is so pretty that it doesn’t need any help from complicated patterns. I had a bit of flannel in my stash that worked perfect as lining and I was ready to go.

I enjoyed making this tiny little shoes, I don’t usually sew for babies, but I found it great and gratifying that you finish baby things so quick, besides you use so little fabric that I think I will be making more presents than buying them.

Mary Jane's Baby Shoes

I would love to make a baby quilt with these fabrics (Children at Play by Sarah Jane)… so if you know of a good pattern for them let me know, I am on a roll here!

And the winner is…

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

First of all many thanks to all of you that sent an entry, and to the honest that let other know via Twitter, Facebook and your own blog. Big big Thank You! And now the winner of a very pretty and practical Amy Butler pattern

(Drum roll please)

Louise Wsays:

Lovely stuf!!! I would go for Kitchy Kitchen Fruit Slices Pink, Kitchy Kitchen Ric Rac Pink and Kitchy Kitchen Utensils Green Fabulous xx

 

Don’t you love it?!?!?!?!?

If you do, you will be happy to know that they will be on sale until Sunday 12th February in case that you also want use these fabrics to make your own bag or anything you fancy… by they way, have you seen the Serendipity Studio patterns that are back in stock?? :D

We are so happy with all the different combinations of fabrics and colours that all of you came up with that we are planning a few other things, but we will let you know once we have something.

Have a lovely day!

 

 

Giveaway!!! — Now CLOSED –

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Yeap! We are having a giveaway and I hope you’ll like it.

How do you fancy winning an Amy Butler pattern? Since many of you have said that this year you want to sew more, we thought of giving you some help and giving away one pattern.

The frency bag pattern is timeless and a favourite that we have to keep re-stocking.

What do you need to do? Well just let us know which ones are the 3 fabrics that you will use to make it (from the ones we have in stock).

If I was allowed to enter I will probably go for any of the Echo designs, but this new collection could also make a great bag, and then we have the solids! :) oh! decisions, decisions!

Anyway, leave a comment mentioning your 3 fabrics, next week on Wednesday 8th February we will mention the winner.

Good luck!!