Thursday, December 31, 2009

Some CRAFTY sewing!

Finally took a few hours off to do some sewing- it does not happen nearly often enough!

farbenmix "MADITA"

I LOVE this goes together so well, and sits so nicely!

Pattern: farbenmix "MADITA". It is in German, but step by step is an easy pattern. The trickiest bit is threading the elastic through the shoulder straps- and that is easily done with a nappy pin.

Fabric: Red drill left over from a Buy and a cheapo cotton woven Lil fell in love with at SL.

Trim: Tiny smidge of farb ribbon

No hacks at is. The shape is very flattering to chubbier kids!

And some pj's!

Patterns used: Ottobre 2/2002, #31 Cami top.
Fave Things Little Nighty Night pj's bottoms.

Fabric: Trim is STELLA in pastel pink, and Anita G Strawberries cotton knit. All from CM Shop!

Changes made: I lengthened the #31 by a lot, as it is midriff length normally. Plus, Bon is quite long! The boxers are meant to be a woven, but work fine in a sturdy knit like this.

I got brave and dragged the Coverpro out for these, I had even forgotten how to thread it! But a quick read of the manual and it was up and running like a charm. It made very quick work of the binding on the cami!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


The lovely new version of paper pattern from Cinderella*Zwergen*Mode


And...two lovely new ones from Mamu Design...

Deborah and Sabrina!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

MAMU DESIGN new patterns!

We have new lovely new MAMU DESIGN patterns on their way, and they are available for pre-order.

These are designed by Mariya Muschard, in Germany. These patterns come in both German and English, and are full of fun variations ( so very good value!).

See the entire range here at Crafty Mamas

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

FARBENMIX belated birthday!

A little while back our Farbenmix friends in Germany had their 5th birthday! How did we miss that? Happy Belated birthday guys!

So what did Farbenmix do? Very generously give US the presents!

Free patterns here!

We are very lucky at Crafty Mamas to have a few very talented mamas of Euro origins among us..and who are always more than happy to help us with our German and Dutch patterns!

The lovely Uta of Toadstool Dots has translated Dopple Decker for us.
I cannot get it up on the blog for some reason...but if you email me, I'll forward the English version to you.

Thankyou Uta!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

FARBENMIX iron ons and New Ribbons...

Oh, such a lot of eye candy in store today! The new Farbenmix irons ons have arrived, along with new Farbenmix buttons and ribbons!

Check out all the Iron on Fun HERE!

The Quick Stuff to Sew mags have arrived too... great issue!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

MADITA Farbenmix

This is a lovely pattern from sews up so quickly, and you can have fun with the colour combos. I think this one can be Lil's new Christmas dress this year.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New EURO Goodness heading our way!


Our HILCO Summer 2010 order left Germany yesterday, it's on a fast plane to us..should arrive here Thursday! You can check out the new range HERE, under SUMMER 2010. This range is glorious!

I now have the HILCO collections set up in the store by season, which I hope is easier for you guys, if trying to track down a fabric in a particular Otto issue. I have also noticed more and more of the fabrics I have in stock are appearing in BURDA and Knip Mode! Cool hey?


STENZO fabrics are new to us, and we LOVE them! Lovely and vibrant, beautiful quality, and fun designs! All the way from The Netherlands. Just perfect for your Euro sewing projects. Check them out HERE. I warn you though- resistance is useless! They will now be a regular each season!


The Farb ladies in Germany have been busy little bees, there are some beautiful new patterns coming our way. Arriving this week is the new folk lore skirt set, by designer Joli Jou. VALESKA & ULJANA. You can pre-order HERE.
While you are there..check out the new FARBENMIX "bling" on it's way!


Have you seen El PORTO? Nancy Langdons cool new duffle bag pattern?

Monday, November 09, 2009

WAHM Ad Give-away!

The Crafty Mamas Forum is always a friendly busy place to visit. As well as helping each other with projects, showcasing the latest shop items, encouraging each other, and generally yacking!- we also have a dedicated Marketplace where WAHM can sell/swap their items or services with other Crafty Mamas. This is a free forum, and listings are made for free, as I like to help promate WAHMs ( being one myself!)

The Crafty Mamas shop has just recently opened up a WHOLESALE FABRIC section, where WAHMS can purchase either 1/2 or full bolts of fabrics, at way below retail. This is great for those WAHMS that are not quite ready to meet the wholesalers min order requirement.

For my NOVEMBER Give-away, I have a months worth of banner advertising to give to a WAHM- who sells their handmade items. If you want to go in the draw, leave me a comment telling me about your WAHM business!

We have a WINNER!!

Thank you all for your comments on the lovely BAUM micro Chamois!
I allocated a number to each entry ( 12) and then had this site
select a winner...

#5- Danelle.

Congrats!! Please email me where to send your fabric!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

BAUM Give away! Brand new OTTO!


Crafty Mamas has some very scrummy, micro chamois in stock, from BAUM (US).

"Winter Fleece Micro Chamois is a lightweight, soft, silky smooth micro fleece with wonderful stretch and insulation capabilities. This 225 gram microfiber features an anti-static finish."

Suitable for nappy liners or inners, and snuggly wear for big and little folk! We have also heard on the grapevine, this stuff makes great eco style cleaning mitts!

To winner 1m of MARTHA micro chamois, leave me a comment! I'll have select a winner Oct 30TH!


And just released this week, the lovely new issue of Ottobre Design 6/2009 Winter.

This issue includes
thirty nine (39) patterns for kids in sizes 56-170 cm. Not a subscriber? Don't despair, we have single issues available in the Shop.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Cinderella*Zwergen* mode

New to the Crafty Mamas shop, e-patterns by the clever Claudia of Cinderella*Zwergen* mode.

Claudia designed several patterns under the Farbenmix label, including my fave QUMAIRA pants.

These funky e-patterns are delivered via email, so you get them quick and save the postage!

Check them out HERE.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Farbenmix Newbies!

Some lovely new Farbenmix patterns have arrived at Crafty Mamas, see them HERE!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Yesterday we received some more FELIZ... this pattern is adorable. Also more REDONDO's...

These are two patterns you really can't do without! By designer Nancy Langdon.

And some new Farbenmix for you to try...


..and we have more new patterns coming!

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Crafty Mamas SHOP blog. Aussie agent for Farbenmix, Studio Tantrum, Stenzo fabric, Ottobre design. Stocking Hilco fabric, Mamu design and other cool stuff!