Reynolds Freezer Paper has a shiny plastic coating on one side that adheres temporarily to fabric when ironed and once removed it can be reattached several times before losing its gripping ability. This interesting feature makes it extremely useful when making Soft Toys. Continue reading
Reynolds Freezer Paper has a shiny plastic coating on one side that adheres temporarily to fabric when ironed and once removed it can be reattached several times before losing its gripping ability. Having discovered (via several discussions in Facebook groups) the existence of such a potentially useful product I was very keen to try it for myself. Continue reading
Ditsy can be distracting! Ditsy v Organised. Seamless Repeats! What does it all mean? Fabric of course!!
How many seconds, minutes or hours of my life have been consumed by looking at fabric?
Trying to figure out where the ‘Repeat’ is occurring…. discerning what ‘works’ & what doesn’t! BTW it is impossible to be totally objective in my appraisals & I end up being subjective based on my own preferences. I love order & symmetry!
Ditsy is hard when you like order & balance!! Continue reading
Sometimes Life, Love and Creative Dreams don’t always turn out the way you first imagined. But if your heart is in the right place rest assured that even the bitter sweet moments can make you a better, stronger person.
There comes a time when ‘moving forward’ is the best option. Now is that time…..
First published in 1993 as a part of the Milner Craft Series the book shown here is from the second print run which was done in 1994.
My upcoming Sewing Pattern PDF seems to be a life time in the making! If only creating a PDF was quick!
I have a 3rd entry for the Sew Muma Sew 6 Weeks of Softies Competition and again I am more interested in the potential publicity that can be provided by participating than in trying to win a prize. You see even though I have been making Soft Toys off & on since I was 12 years old I have only had an online presence for just over a year. In fact the 28th of March this year will mark one year since I released my “Wish for a Pony” Hobby Horse Sewing Pattern PDF.
I was ‘Horse Mad’ as a child and sometimes kids just don’t grow up! My Youth Hobbies pages document this fact!
Bay is my favourite horse colour followed by Buckskin or Palomino and sometimes dappled Grey. But then again Chestnut is nice too….and don’t get me started on Paint horses!! Plus all the marking variations if only I could make a realistic horse of every imaginable colour and choose from a Blaze or Star or Snip!
On the 24th of February a Postage Box containing several Yards of Spoonflower Faux Suede fabric arrived in our mail box! Talk about exciting! I had big plans…
Fishy Fishy Fishy…. Details Details Details I love Details!
Who remembers my Finger Pocket Fish PDFs? Here is a reminder…
Last November (2014) I participated in an Aspiring Designer Challenge via several Facebook Sewing Groups
Finger Pocket Fish 1 “This Little Fishy” Sewing Pattern PDF
Finger Pocket Fish 2 “That Little Fishy” Sewing Pattern PDF
Finger Pocket Fish 3 “Another Little Fishy” Sewing Pattern PDF
Finger Pocket Fish “Net All Three” Sewing Pattern PDF (this one is available through DIY Crush too)
One Little Fishy reminded me so much of a Goldfish I simply had to try to design some fabric and have it printed through Spoonflower.com