Friday, June 26, 2009

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward - carried over from my old blog. I still have one spot left so if you would like to sign up please comment here.

Sneak Peaks!

Just a couple of sneak peaks for some sewing swaps that I am a part of.
First up is my sneak peak for this Quilting Swap I am in. This first sneak peak is of my block using my own material - very cute fabric from the Riley collection by Anna Griffen.
This second sneak peak is of my finished bag which is part of the EB sewing buddies bag swap. I hope my partner is happy with my creation and the fabrics I chose!
Don't forget to enter my 100th post giveaway below for your chance to win a lovely prize!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

100th Post Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED - Winners announced above.
Well, technically its only my 6th? post for this blog - and adding up posts from my other two blogs it actually comes to my 102nd post - but oh well, close enough - and who doesn't love a giveaway!

So here is what I have for offer! Your choice of;

#1 - as pictured below, a selection of tillytomdesigns goodies including a set of quilted coasters, a coin purse, some hair clippies plus an Amy Butler bag pattern!


#2 - I will make you for a little princess in your life one of my 'Tilda' skirts in either a size 1-3, 2-4 or 3-5 from fabric from my stash. (If you haven't seen my 'Tilda' skirts before, check out my ETSY shop). I have just made a large order for some new fabric which will be here next week, so if you are the winner I will show you what I have on offer and you choose your fabrics!

So what do you need to do now?
For 1 entry into the giveaway, please just leave me a comment here as well as your choice of #1 or #2 giveaway prize as well as means for me to contact you if you win.
For 2 entries into the giveaway, post about this giveaway on your blog with a link to this post and you will get a second chance to win! (let me know if you have done so when you comment here).
If I get over 100 comments before I draw the winner on the 4th July, then I will give away both prizes - so there will be two lucky winners!
Cheers : )

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Start to Summer Sewing . . .

I made a start to my summer sewing today, determined to make both of my little ones some handmade clothes for summer.

I made this little skirt for Miss M, based on my 'Tilda' skirt design, just a simple elastic waisted skirt with panels of Alexander Henry's Starling fabric (i LOVE this print!) mixed with some Amy Butler (another fav). This will look very cute with a plain singlet or t-shirt, I might even applique something pretty using the same fabric.
And a little reversible pinny dress/top that I drafted up when I had plans of adding something like this to the shop. It is a little shorter than what I wanted for this size (this is a size 2), and the back panels don't seem full enough to cover the back area, will have to wait and try it on Miss M tomorrow for a better picture of how it fits. Will look very cute though over some little shorts or pants, or even for winter over a long top and some jeans.

Next up will be some shorts for Master T. Actual shorts that sit above the knee - not like the ones in the shops that may as well be pants they seem to make them so long. And some applique or freezer stencilled t-shirts.

Monday, June 22, 2009

A 'Sweet' little quilt

Another little play-a-long quilt that I have listed at my ETSY shop. This one was made using fabrics called 'Sweet' by Urban Chicks. Gorgeous colours and prints. The backing fabric I picked up at Spotlight earlier this week. I quilted ths one is a series of wavy lines acros the length and width of the fabric. I am still yet to tackle straight line machine quilting - am loving just free-motion quilting everything, I love the crinkly antique effect it gives the quilts.

Free shipping . . .

Just letting you all know that I am offering free postage within Australia
on all items in my ETSY store until midnight 30th June 2009.
You can find my ETSY store by clicking on the link
just over there on the right------->>>>

Sunday, June 21, 2009

An O+S Pattern giveaway!

Check out this fantastic giveway over at the Little Munchkins blog. Novy's blog shows off her beautiful sewing skills and I would love to win one of these gorgeous O+S patterns she is giving away!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

WIP Wednesday . . . on Saturday ; )

I finished off this little quilt for the shop this week. It is part of my new range called 'Take-a-long' quilts. It measures approximately 85cm x 100cm and easily folds up into a cute little bag. Great to take-a-long on play dates or to the park.

I also picked up some patterns to make myself some clothes for summer. I like all these styles of tops but very rarely wear a skirt so thought I might be brave this summer and make myself a skirt similar to the 'tilda' skirts I make for the shop as I have been getting a lot of request at the markets and online to make them in ladies sizes . . . hmmm, maybe - stay tuned for that one!

A sneak peak at the material I have picked out to use for the EB Bag Swap that is currently happening. The fabric on the left is for the outer and is a mid-weight furnishing type fabric which I hope will turn out lovely for the bag outer. I really need to get started on this - only 3 weeks left til opening day!

And a new quilt in progress. The three panels of strips already sewn together are stacked coins, with a creamy coloured homespun for the sashing and the green/orange/purple fabric for the backing. The binding I was going to use before I bought the backing is pink so may need to use something else now as I am not sure if this will go or clash with the backing.

And finally a pic of our little kiddies - it is so impossible to get a pic of them together! Miss M is always the frowner!

Welcome to a new beginning!

Ok, so your probably wondering - what on earth is this woman doing starting ANOTHER blog! Well, I have decided that it is way too hard trying to keep up with the two current blogs and am just going to merge the two into this one which will be everything from sewing, knitting, crafting, tillytom designs, family, life, etc. - basically everything! Much easier I think! So I hope that those of you that read and/or follow my other blogs will continue to do so over here. I'll do a final post on the other two blogs and then that will be it : )