I finally gave in a few weeks ago and ordered some Bloc Loc rulers. I have seen them on blogs, but not in real life and have only heard good things about them, but could they be as great as everyone says they are?
Monday, October 20, 2014
I am slowly working on my English Paper Piecing and really enjoying it.
With the help of Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and More I have even started thinking about future projects. This book is not about English Paper piecing (there is actually fantastic instructions for machine piecing and sewing y-seams) but there is great inspiration for paper piecing.
How you can break the shapes down into smaller shapes is clearly shown
There is instructions for a couple of little projects.
Full Disclosure: I received a copy of the book from Martingale free of charge. All opinions are my own.
Friday, October 10, 2014
I have been trying to use fabric from my stash the last 6 months, but I could not resist this Cotton & Steel tiger fabric for Olive.Madeline Dress pattern from Wink Designs. I love this collar.
This fabric and pattern is the purr-fect combination!
Monday, September 29, 2014
A little more summer sewing for the girls. It has been winter again for the last few days, but the weather forecast is promising some warmer weather for the school holidays. We are all crossing our fingers!
I made some overalls using the same pattern. I bought this fabric from Birch in New York. It is lovely to touch.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
While cleaning up my cutting table yesterday I found the templates I'd printed for the Hello Cathrine! pot holder from Fat Quarterly Issue 8.
Monday, September 22, 2014
A clean out of the girls' cupboards revealed they were lacking in basics. Shorts, shirts and pyjamas. Nothing fancy, just stuff to wear around on weekends. So I thought I would do a little round up of patterns I know that work every time and most of them I can whip up very quickly.
Oliver & S Puppet Show Shorts. I have used this pattern so many times, it has definitely paid for itself.Christine Pants from I Think Sew - these make great pyjama bottoms. I don't bother with the elastic around the legs as it just annoys the girls. These work well in woven and knit fabrics.
Made Shorts. A really great basic pattern with tutorials on adding trim and pockets too.
Simplicity 2689. A great pattern for light fabrics such as voile.
Banyan Tee and Tee for Two Dress by Figgy. Probably my favourite knit top patterns for children.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
One more block from A Paper Pieced Garden.
I have really enjoyed making these. Paper Piecing does not come naturally to me. There is much unpicking and I seem to waste a lot of fabric, but you can make such great shapes and it is so much fun to finish each block and see what you have made.