a HUGE Boxing Day sale with 28 PDF designers coming to you!

Who else loooves boxing day??!!! Here in Canada we celebrate the day (usually with a family gathering - butalso with shopping!!!! (it is like the USA 's black friday!)
To celebrate Boxing Day 2016 I’ve joined together with 28 fabulous PDF designers to bring you a HUGE Boxing Day Sales Event. 
Running all day Boxing Day you can get 30% off your PDF Pattern purchases from these businesses with the code CYA16 The code is the exact same for all the participating designers!

and yes - my little shop is in the sale - StitchART FMA and doll patterns all included!
1 Puddle Lane (no code required – price will be discounted for you at checkout!)
Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns (or for non-dress patterns see the etsy store)
Apple + Fig
Bella Sunshine Designs
Bubby and Me (only PDF patterns)
Designs by Call Ajaire
Emkie Designs
Fabric Direct.com.au (only PDF patterns)
Filles a Maman
Felt with Love Designs
Hey There Threads (stand-alone patterns only)
Hugs are fun
Izzy & Ivy Designs
Jennuine Design
Jody’s Crafty Creations
Little Moo Designs
Molly and Mama
Momma Quail Patterns
Muffy Duck Designs
One Thimble (e-zines only)
Peach Patterns
Rosie Petal Patterns
Serger Pepper
Stitch Art
Tadah Patterns (stand-alone patterns only)
Threading Rainbows (no code required – price will be discounted for you!)
Tiger Lily Patterns (stand-alone patterns only)
two pretty poppets (single PDF patterns only)

So by Boxing Day do we mean Boxing Day where you live?
YES, Absolutely! The sale begins 12.01am 26/12/15 in Samoa and continues right through till 11.59pm 26/12/15 in Baker’s Island … it runs for 48 hours to make sure we cover Boxing Day world wide!
So how long till it starts?
Here’s a handy countdown! The Sale will begin http://bit.ly/2hbx2uk and end http://bit.ly/2hbq095

… and don’t forget to check out the facebook pages of participating businesses for your chance to win pattern bundles! There’s 4 pattern bundles up for grabs!
What better way to get set for a Sew-tastic 2017 than by picking up patterns at an extra special price!
Happy Sewing

Sewing the winter bonnets!

Introducing a cute new bonnet pattern from Twig + Tale

I got to test the new twig + tail bonnet pattern the past couple weeks. I upcycled a wool skirt of mine for the outer (what was I thinking - I HATE wearing skirts!) and a sweater for the lining that just never did fit right.

I love the amazing size range this pattern has in it from newborn to ladies!
And it has SOOOOO many options for ears to no ears or even classic embroidery and even a peaked cap option!

The pattern also has a lot of options for straps. button/snap, ties/ self ties/ no ties...


Sis Boom Holiday Tour is starting !!!

Each blog will be hosting it's own giveaway for the pattern they have chosen to feature during the tour! So be sure to check out each stop!

What are you looking forward to sewing for the holidays?


I've been designing some fabric for True North again! 

The playful Panda line and the True North line! 

The preorder is open now for these - in a few different fabric types as well! (because anyone living in Canada this time of year is thinking french terry - right??!! I know I am!)

Also runnign in the current preorder is this collection (not my designs - but pretty!) 

Little Long Stocking Dolly

I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy today! Why you ask? WEll because something I had in my head came out the same way I imagined it!!!!

Meet my latest pattern: Little Long Stocking Dolly

Squared bottoms help for sitting and positioning your dolly.

Several hat design options - and of course you can get fancy with hat decor!

How much you free motion applique is up to you! One tester didnt use any free motion applique as she didn't have the quilting foot.

The perfect size for littles and to grow with the child and for play!

You can read more about "Lemon" HERE at Paisley Root's blog!

Cookie n' Bees made the dress and dolly match for a special occasion! 

Zoe had a lot of fun playing with this pattern and did many of the hat options!

and even WINGS!!! (which will be in a fairy tale add on pack coming up!)

and the pattern includes ideas and options for a boy version as well! Sewing a la Carte  didn't use any free motion applique on her adorable boy doll!


Fall sewing

I got to sew up the NEW Little Lizard King Magnolia pattern!!!! It is knit with the option to be a dress or top. circle skirt means no pesky gathering and lined means no bindings! This shirt/dress is such a fast sew!

The hat is the free Heidi and Finn slouchy beanie

My shirt I made the P4P relaxed raglan. I am in LOVE with faux sparkle it it a great length for casual with leggings and with skinnies.

All fabric is on preorder from True North (closes FRIDAY the 7th of Oct, 2016).  I designed the dino's and dancers and I cannot wait to make gold sparkle tights !


Hotel Fredriksted is ALMOST here...

I LOOOVEEEE when a fabric combo makes me feel excited for the next season; today I have achieved that. I'll always miss summer when it is not summer... But for now, these outfits have me OK with it being fall. (I'll still cry when it snows). 

This fabric is from the upcoming Hotel Fredriksted line by Jennifer Paganelli. Lucky for me JP sent me some fabric to play with before it release (in November - unlucky you waiting so long!)

This fabric is the wonderfully colourful, gorgeous florals, and buttery smooth quilting cotton drape and feel you have come to expect from Free Spirit and Jennifer Paganelli.

The patterns I used are the Little Lizard King animazing suspender skirt pattern by the lovely Cassie. Great pattern with many options included for all sorts of cute animal faces and different strap options.

The top is the Sis Boom Leighanna peasant top pattern, which is my fav peasant as it has a more narrow and less boxy fit than most peasants as well as plenty of options.

I hope you've enjoyed this preview of Hotel Fred! Please leave me a comment letting me know what you think of the fabric pairings or your favourite thing abotu season change!


Back to School Sewing!

What's up you ask? Back to school season... All the 15C paper packs make my heart happy. I love buying new pencils and crayons and all the gluesticks.... Though as you know I use gluesticks a LOT when I sew .... and all that cheap tape. Makes a sewist's heart sing. But what strikes fear? Sewing the perfect back to school first day outfit that captures a bit of your kids personality but still looks cute, but not sooooo simple that reads sign me up for sewing felt costumes.

Welcome to my stop on the blog back to school tour! PS - CONTEST and etc at end of post and some AMAZING sale codes!

Today I am showcasing the brand NEW from Little Lizard King Double Scoop dress on my youngest, Cheeks. She is sooo excited to finally be (almost) 4 and heading off to preschool this fall! She loves anything to do with horses and Sheriff Callie.

I absolutely adore the scallop collar option on this pattern, and the scallop pockets are perfect for recess treasures! The pattern has options for all the sleeve lengths (or none) and scallop or plain waistband, plain or no collar as well. 

Of course my little goof had to have a Sheriff Callie dress, so waistband skipped because she didnt want Sheriff Callie or Deputey Peck to get blocked. The dress buttons in the back, but I don't anticiate her havign to take it off during the school day, so that is no bother. I did snaps on the back of mine.... I know I know... snaps look cheap etc etc.... BUT they also do not tangle hair like buttons do! 

For the second outfit, my oldest, the 1st grader! She LOOOVES Minecraft!!! So I interfaced a knit panel (so it would act like a woven) and pieced together fabric to cut out a Sisboom Tobago!

 I added the Sisboom Sophie sleeves - which fit perfectly with just a teensy buit of gathering along the top middle. I also added a elastic casing at the waist and a lightly gathered skirt bottom with strip of fabric and pocket because what 1st grader doesn't want a nice big front pocket?

and now she is all ready to go! Her pocket can fit a notebook and has a narrow pocket sewn in for pencils to go with. The dress is perfect for play and showing off her pretty green eyes and fun gaming personality!

What will you be sewing for back to school?

Wednesday’s prize is 1 PDF pattern from StitchART (The Crafting Fiend) and 1 PDF pattern from 5 Out Of 4 Patterns *excludes bundles Runs from August 24 12:00 am EDT until August 25th at 11:59pm EDT.

Check out the rest of today's stops on the tour:

Designs by Call Ajaire: Get  20% off in their Etsy shop with code BTS2016. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.
E+M Patterns: Save 50% with the code backtoschool on their website or in their Etsy shop. Code valid until August 27th at 11:59pm PST.
MODKID: Get 25% off  your entire purchase in their Etsy shop with code BTS2016. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.
Love Notions: Get 20% off all kids patterns with the code loveschool. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.
Sew Happily Ever After: Get the Nana’s totes pattern at 50% off with the code BACK2SCHOOL2016. Code good through August 31st.
Laela Jeyne Patterns: 30% off Any Single Pattern, No Code needed. From August 25-29th, 2016.
StitchART: 20% off with the code back2school in their Etsy shop. Valid from Aug 22nd – 28th, 2016.
SisBoom: 40% off with code BACK2SCHOOL valid Aug 22-Sept4th
Gracious Threads: Buy 3 patterns and save 15% off the purchase price! Use code SAVE15ON3. No expiry
The Eli Monster: Save 20% with the code yayforfall. Code valid until August 29th, 2016.
Filles à Maman: Get 25% off with the code BTS2016. Can be used on their website or in their Etsy shop. Code valid from August 24th through August 28th midnight EDT.
Whimsy Couture: Get 50% off, no code needed! End August 31st, 2016.
5 Out of 4 Patterns: Save 20% with code BTS2016. Valid from August 22nd-28th midnight EDT. Cannot be used on fabric.
Snuggle My Baby Patterns: Save 25% with code BTS2016. Valid until August 31st, 2016.

Check out the other bloggers on the tour all week long!

Call Ajaire * The Wholesome Mama * Sew and Tell Project * BLAVERRY * DIY Crush * Phat Quarters * Mahlica Designs * Handmade Boy * Kaleidothought * The Berry Bunch * Filles A Maman Sprouting JubeJube * Sew Happily Ever After * Tales of a Tester * 5 out of 4 Patterns The Crafting Fiend * Create 3.5 * Sew Sophie Lyn * Sweeter Than Cupcakes * Wining Wife * Paisley Roots * The Eli Monster * Cindy Parrett Blog * Sew Starly * Élégantine! * Gracious Threads * Lulu & Celeste * Sewing By Ti * Amazing Adventures with Bubba and Bug * Simple Life Pattern Co. Blog * Inspinration * Mama You Can Make it For Me Moon Star

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