Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Chchch changes!

Sew Pretty has been running for almost 9 months now and I just ♥♥♥ all of it! I ♥ the fabric (obviously) I ♥  helping & finding out more about you! All my amazing customers! I ♥ the new skills I am learning through business - accounting for me can now be referred to as the "A" word especially if it is mentioned in the same sentence as fabric! 

So it is with great excitement that I am announcing our move to metric and many more exciting things! The move over to metric will take place slowly, as our new stock comes in it will be available in meters instead of yards so you will receive an extra 4cm of delicious fabric per fat quarter! ......but more on this later. 

Our website is under going changes too, we are working hard  (even until 1am in the morning!) to make it look prettier & a better shopping experience for you. So please understand if things don't look 100% all the time, but be assured that this is just a face-lift change and your shopping experience should not be interrupted in any way!

So looking forward, I just have to share with you some of the new Michael Miller prints that we cannot wait to get into stock! 

If you are like me with boys you are always on the lookout for something different and ultra funky for boys! So when I saw just exactly what Kathy & Michael were showing off at the quilt show, there was a huge "squeel". 

Have a look at their blog to see some awesome videos of the show, it really makes me want to be a part of all that fun! There are also some awesome free tutorials on there esp this one (and one for kids) for bean bags:

So watch this space! There are a lot more exciting things to come! 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sewing for Girls

I woke up this morning to find Jennifer Paganelli's new book "Girls World"  on my kitchen counter. Massive "Squeel" and all thoughts of packing kindy lunches forgotten!

This came with perfect timing as I was up sewing a little girls dress until 1am last night determined to get the idea of a reversible pinafore dress working! (more to come on this later!)

Why do I love sewing books? Well this book cost me $26 from The Book Depository  It comes with 21 patterns inside. That is just $1.23 per pattern. Why would I want to spend $18 on one pattern if I can get a whole book of them?

I am not totally against individual patterns, but if you are new to sewing you will find plenty of inspiration in books like these without risking buying 1 pattern and it not quite working out how you had planned.

This book looks great, I cannot wait to get started! (Even though I have 2 boys! My friends with girls will benefit!) The projects inside include:

4 Dress patterns
2 Aprons
1 Skirt
Headbands, Bags, Quilt, Memory Board, Barrette, Pillows and much more!

The book depository has 25% off this book at the moment, and it has free worldwide delivery. If you don't have a paypal or visa card, just send me an email and I can order one for you.

We are moving house tomorrow, I am SEW excited to be getting my very own Sew Pretty study/room. I see wall to ceiling shelves coming in! So if I am a bit slow on replying to your messages please bear with me until we are settled in!

Oh and do please keep sending pictures in of what you have been working on! It makes my day!

Happy Sewing