Thursday, July 26, 2012

Storybook Lane

Designer Kelly Lee-Creel  has clearly remembered playing dolls in her childhood and has put it all on fabric! What a dream job!

Storybook lane captures everything a little girl could dream of, and comes with a fantastic panel featuring 2 houses, plenty of dolls and 3 quilt blocks to tell the story or make into a book.

I see Christmas presents coming up with this very soon!

And the bonus is it comes with free pattern to create the stuffed house! The pattern is available here on Kelly's website along with some valuable pointers in her blog post which you should definitely read before getting started

Kelly has also designed 4 other patterns in the range which we are working on getting for you, along with getting some more of this fabric as it is sure to be popular!

To make the stuffed house, you will need an additional Fat Quarter to the panel and some interfacing 

So enjoy making a little girls dream come true!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ric Rac Revolution

Get your craft on, it is time to get creative with ric rac! Below are some juicy finds on what to create with this curvy deliciousness! Ric Rac has been around for a while with a peak in 1970's associated with the hit tv show Little House on the Prairie and now it is back in a HUGE way!

Liven up your BLAH sweater with some self cover buttons or become Ric Rac Queen if you dare!
Free Sweater Love Tutorial by Tater tots and Jello

Check out a super cute skirt & baby idea & pattern from Make it Love It

I am falling more and more in love with JUMBO!

Grab some of our gorgeous flannel and make a pretty and very simple blanket & bib set using this fabulous free tutorial from Sew Much Ado

And why not whip up a quick crayon roll for the older sibling?  SkiptomyLou

Oooh and check out this beauty made with Patty Young's fabric - wouldn't look fabulous in her new range too? Available here . A great way to hide those seams! And have fun co-ordinating some fabrics for your perfect combo! 

Free tutorial from All People Quilt

Add a new touch to your quilts like Leanne did from Everyday Celebrations. She also blogs over at Moda Bake Shop - another favourite blog!

Finally my favourite (I had to save the best for last!) I would ♥ a Christmas tree filled with these!

This is a free tutorial by Retro Mama, check out the fantastic detail on the doors and windows! If you are anything like me, I simply cannot throw away a tiny scrap of fabric that has a wee bird left on it and now I know why!

Just think if you start making these now they would make the perfect presents for teachers, friends or just to decorate your own tree with!

I hope that this collection of ric rac tutorials has revolutionised the way you embellish!

Stay calm and keep crafting! And if you enjoyed this collection let us know by leaving a comment! We ♥ to hear from you!


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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Winter Blues Giveaway

So clearly it is not only me feeling the winter holiday blues!  Isn't it great to know that we all go through the same thing sometimes!

Well to cheer you up I have gone searching for a gift pack to make your day feel slightly more cheery!

We have some Amy Butler and Riley Blake fabric 1/4 meters of each, some Madame Tricote thread, red press snaps, a handmade sticker, 1 meter of red grosgrain ribbon and a great inspiring book Small Stash Sewing to give to one lucky person!

Simply leave a comment on this blog post and maybe together we can make the sun come out!

Keep crafting!

Winner will be drawn with on Friday at midday.