Friday, April 30, 2010

Tail Feathers back in stock

The ever popular Tail Feathers Block of the Month kits are back in stock! The fabric used in the kits is Fig Tree's Mill House Inn

Get in quick before they all sell out!

Did I mention you get a free gift EVERY month? Shop site:

Crystal x

Monday, April 12, 2010

Slumber Party Jammies - Pattern road test

This weekend I decided to make Chloe some pyjamas, because she has just had another growth spurt and all her pyjamas pants are all way to short! I thought it would be a great opportunity to road test the Slumber Party Jammies by Toni Coward of Make it Perfect. I had some lovely fabric waiting to be used and took the spare time I had to 'whip' up a pair!

{Laying out the fabric for cutting}
I wanted to keep a lotus to applique on the shirt. That made it a little challenging to cut it out! I only had half a yard of fabric, so I folded the pattern at the size 2 pant length. I am glad I did, as the length for the size 3 would have been a little too long.
{Seam allowance}
As I was trying to save time (and I couldn't be bothered getting out the overlocker and threading all three spools) I used the straight and zig-zag stitch, then cut away the excess seam.
Chloe couldn't help but help... She loves sewing and asks to 'play fabric' all the time!

{Modeling her special jammies}
The final product! Chloe was thrilled with her special pj's and had to wear them straight away, for the rest of the day.  As for the pattern, it was really easy to follow, and only took about an hour. I have the slumber party jammies, as well as some other great patterns by Toni here and I highly recommend them!

Until next time...
Crystal x

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday and Giveaway Winner

Good Morning, 
As today is officially easter, this morning we had an easter egg hunt in the backyard. Chloe thought this was pretty exciting! We told her that the easter bunny was coming during the night and he would leave her some easter eggs. She would have to have a look for the easter eggs after breakfast...
{Chloe got really upset, after I told her that she 
wouldn't actually 'see' the easter bunny...}

{The bunny doesn't just leave eggs!}

{Chloe showing off her bounty}

She was pretty happy with her loot, now the trick is to make sure she doesn't eat them all at once! We all had a good morning searching for the eggs... Oh to be a child again!

Now for the bag pattern giveaway! The random number generator picked:
Congratulations to Clare, you have been chosen! Please email me your details so I send you out the Sleepover bag pattern by Melly and Me. Look forward to seeing the finished product!

I am definitely looking forward to some time off work, and getting some stitching done! I have been working hard to complete some WIP's (Work in Progress) before getting into some new ones! 

I hope you all have a safe and wonderful easter break, no matter which part of the world you are in!

Love Crystal x