Friday, October 2, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Last month I was on my way to our Brown Owls craft group with no craft...so on a whim I decided to make a crochet blanket for Clementine. I got her to choose some colours from the stash and she came up with this amazing combination: 3 parts pink 1 part orange!
Putting it together I thought it might be fun to turn the orange into a C-Blankie for Clementine! She loved it despite the photos you see below!
*Disclaimer: This quilt was not made during that meeting...but it was pretty quick taking 1 week all up!
Next up was Amelie's blanket...she wanted all the colours but compromised with this lovely set:
They were fun and pretty simple to make...all you need to do is create plain coloured granny squares and arrange one colour in the letter of your choice! And to finish the design alternate the other colours around this!
Thursday, August 27, 2015
If your family is like mine your children like to have a bit of YouTube time...
We noticed our children were watching lots of dodgy videos and tutorials so we decided to make our own!
My husband is an artist by trade - you can see his professional works HERE - so together with the girls he made some amazing tutorials on how to draw the main 6 My Little Ponies - check them out below and on the all new Amelie and Atticus YouTube Channel!
You can learn some amazing drawing techniques and have fun at the same time!
We'd love to see and share your drawings so please send them HERE!
How to Draw Applejack
How to Draw Pinkie Pie
How to Draw Twilight Sparkle
How to Draw Rarity
How to Draw Fluttershy
How to Draw Rainbow Dash
THE GREAT VINTAGE SHEET SWAP EXTRAVAGANZA!
As lovers of vintage sheets Katie and I have been planning a vintage sheet swap for a while and the time has come to share some vintage love with our fellow collectors, sewers and vintage enthusiasts!
You can turn your vintage sheet into a rainbow of designs for new projects!
If you would like to take part simply drop an email to us HERE! As you sign up we will send out all the necessary information!
Please have your sheets washed, cut into fat quarters (approx 50cm x 56cm) and posted no later than Friday 25th September 2015 – This will give you some time to head out to the op-shops and see what treasures you can find! We will sort out the sheets and pop them back in the post on Monday 5th October 2015 all ready for some springtime sewing!
We are happy to take sign ups until the Friday 25th September 2015, as long as you have your FQ's in the mail by that date!
Spread the word – get it out there! The more participants we have the more range of awesome fabric we will have to share! Link back to THIS POST for new members!
How many fat quarters you get will depend on how many you give!
Place your fat quarters into a pre-paid parcel post satchel (available at the post office in 500g and 3kg varieties). You should be able to fit about 15 FQs in a 500g satchel and 50+ in the 3kg satchel. You MUST also include a self-addresses pre-paid post satchel in your parcel to us for us to mail your new vintage goodness to you.
Please note that all sheets need to be washed prior to cutting and shipping. This swap is open to Australian residents only – apologies it will not work for the time frame for international postage. Your fat quarters must measure approx. 50cm by 56cm and be free from marks, rips and stains. If the fat quarters do not meet these standards they will be sent back. Only cotton or cotton blend sheets please and no cartoon characters, stripes or solid colours.
Please feel free to ask any questions and have a look at these amazing examples of projects that have been made with vintage sheets from previous swaps!
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
This amazing pattern can be used to make a huge range of dresses and costumes!
By mixing and matching elements this pattern can be made into more than 50 different styles – so pick your design and let’s get started! The costume comes 6 different sizes from 1 – 10 years. You can use a range of fabrics depending on the end use of the dress/costume. You can also add embellishments to the bodice, skirt and sleeves to customize it to your desired character.
Examples of this include: Alice in Wonderland, Red Riding Hood, Minnie Mouse, Wonder Woman, Dorothy, Strawberry Shortcake, Ponyo, Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, She-Ra, Ariel, Belle, Merida from Brave, Princess Tiana, Disgust from Inside Out – The list is endless!
This is also an excellent design for a party dress for a special day!
You can purchase the pattern HERE!
Check out some of the awesome design to make with this pattern:
I can't wait to see your creations!