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!

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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!