Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Pattern Kits and Halloweenies

Much has happened since my last blog post and I must confess that I didn't quite realise how much time had slipped away in the mean time!  I finished sewing up the Tag-Along's and am now waiting for the supplies to come in the mail so that I can begin making up the little kits for them.  I think they turned out quite nicely and I'm hoping that they will inspire children of all ages to try their hand at sewing.  As I mentioned before, each kit will contain a pattern - there are seven to choose from and include a bunny, bear, kitten, raccoon, fox, owl and a little doll; a piece of felt, a pair of safety eyes and a snippet of seam binding to tie about the neck.  There will be two levels of difficulty - superdy duperdy easy and very easy!  Can't get much easier than that!
Here's what they look like...


Once the supplies get here and I've put all the kits together, it'll be time for another give away and the winner will get to pick which Tag-Along kit they'd like to make.  Hope you'll all enter for that!

This week, I started working on a few new designs that I came up with while we were away on holidays.  These are the Halloweenies...


On the left is the first set I made.  Mabeline the witch, Ms Batticus and Baby Boo.  The second set on the right include Ozzy the bat, Winnie, Minnie and Whispy.  Unfortunately I've completely run out of the white and black felt as well as the pale green I used for the witches faces.  Got to wait for more to come in the mail:(  I just hate it when I'm having fun with a project and then I run out of something that I just can't go to the store for!  Oh well, it'll give me time to write up the patterns for them!














Here's a little peek at the baldies:)


Tomorrow is a very special day!  It's my Nannykins' 94th birthday and we're having a big party for her!  She'll be in for a real treat and I can't wait to share the day with her!  Hope you all have a good one too:)
hugs,
~Shelly
xo 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sneak Peak!

Hi everyone!  It's so nice to be back home from our holiday, we had a lovely and relaxing time away!  I feel refreshed and ready for some new projects so I thought I'd share a little sneak peak of what I've been working on these past few days.


Little Miss wanted to meet you all and sat so prettily for her picture.  (She's usually so busy playing and I can never get a good shot of her sitting still!)

For my next project, I am making little kits geared toward children who would like to learn how to sew.  These will include a very easy pattern of an animal or doll, the felt to make it with, the safety eyes and a bit of seam binding to make a bow around the neck.  The felt I've chosen is a wool blend from http://www.etsy.com/shop/BenzieBazaar.  Renae, the owner of the shop, has a wonderful selection of colours and her prices are fabulous!  Perfect for beginners and so lovely to sew with!  I'm hoping that once a child has made up the animal or doll in the kit, they'll want to make another!

As you can see, I have all the pieces cut out and most of the faces are ready.  Most of them require a basic applique stitch for attaching eye pads and snouts and then everything will be sewn together with a whip stitch.  Easy Peasy!!  Will keep you posted on them as they evolve.

Here's a few pics from our trip.



That's me paddling at Cultus Lake.












John making faces in the hot tub:)












Jody on the left and Dylan underwater.  I can't believe how much our kids have grown!


The two of them when they were little!  Again, Jody on the left, Dylan on the right.

Have a fabulous week:)
~Shelly
xo