Saturday, July 26, 2014

Craftsy sale and some doll pattern progress

The Craftsy banner below is an affiliate link and I receive a commission if you join Craftsy or purchase anything through this link. It is a great sale! Even with postage the yarns and fabrics are a good price.


On the dolls clothes front I have been working on the instruction modules. I have several modules that can be used in more than one pattern such as sleeves and collar instructions. This first set is for my first pattern which is a blouse with several variations.

Happy Quilting and Crafting,

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Welcome to the North Pole SAL for July

After struggling along trying to work in the restricted space of my temporary sewing room combined with a lack of resources - some in storage and my pocket money going towards rent and storage costs - I have finally decided to put all my quilt making and general patchwork on hold until get into the new house, towards the end of the year.

Instead, I am going to concentrate on the doll clothes side of my sewing. It is small all round and it also means I can pack up some of my sewing stuff to get a bit more organised.

In keeping with the Welcome to the North Pole theme I have created a small scale Christmas applique scene as a border for a pinafore skirt. I forgot to put in something to show the scale but the drawing is on an A4 sheet with a bit more taped to the end to make it 15 inches. The houses are about 3 inches tall.

I hope everyone working on their Welcome to the North Pole quilt has made at least some progress through July. The months seem to go so fast! Please link up your post or photo in the Linky. There are always lots of lookers. It is such a great quilt.

Happy Quilting and Crafting,

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Welcome to the North Pole SAL for June

I just managed to get a bit of  fusing done on my table runner but I couldn't focus on posting about it yesterday. I hope all those working on the North Pole blocks have managed to get some done this month.
I have swapped from needle turn to fused applique half way through my table runner. I am just not cut out for the fiddly hand sewing. I have fused on some windows but still have to sew them down.

If you have some progress to show please blog about it or upload a photo to link to and add your link to the linky below.

An InLinkz Link-up

Happy Quilting and Crafting,

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sewing for my doll

I have been closeted in my sewing room trying to perfect a pattern for another doll tote bag. I decided I would make a pattern for sale so I have been taking my time to make sure it is up to a standard I would expect if I paid for something. Fingers crossed my step by step instructions are clear enough.

I have also been working on doll clothes patterns where you can interchange many of the pieces. The sleeves from the dress can be used on the blouse as well, or the collars can be swapped. It is quite a lot of fun working out how many things I can interchange. So far I have 2 blouses, a pinafore, a dress and a set of vests. I just need to write up the construction steps.

I am visiting mum again next week so the Welcome to the North Pole post will be a bit late. I will post on Saturday 29th June.

Happy Quilting and Crafting

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