Saturday, April 23, 2011

Good Friday Sewing- Farbenmix QUIARA, RIVIERA Leggins

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Another beautiful QUIARA tunic, this time in REVEL sweater knit from the shop and gorgeous JNY design knits for the leggins ( SCKL Riviera pattern).
I added one of Janeas World woven tags to the front, Trouschka, with some danglies in her hair.

QUIARA is a fabulous versatile pattern, giving you the option of a closer fitting top or a roomier tunic. Suitable for knit fabrics.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Some * HEART* Sewing!

I LOVE these fabrics! Pattern is FARBENMIX Quiara tunic top, long sleeve, with hood. Leggins are the Riviera pattern, by Nancy Langdon from the book Sewing Clothes Kids Love ( you all have that one, yes??). I love the bell shape of the Quiara, it is brilliant for kids with tummies.

The fabrics are some favourites of mine...

HEARTS knit from JNY Designs of Sweden, with Stripey Knit in red/white, and the hood is in Blood Red, in a new knit coming soon. Slightly thicker than STELLA and a bit warmer- ideal for winter knits.

And although I do have an embroidery machine ( somewhere in there, amongst my 7 machines...) I really like these cute little Janeas World woven badges for a quick fix of super cuteness!  
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So nice to settle back into some sewing after such a busy week away last week!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Just what a Crafty Mama needs....Kids Clothes Week Challenge

Who's joining in this year? I am!! My girls have outgrown everything- serious sewing needs to be done here! Come join in!

Friday, April 08, 2011

ZNOK Designs are now at Crafty Mamas!

Look what arrived today....

Almost too much cuteness in one post!! ZNOK Design adorable cotton/lycra knits have come all the way from Sweden- you may have seen then in Otto? ( I think you will be seeing them a lot more!). Being cotton 95/lycra 5, these knits have excellent recovery when S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D. So they ZING back! No baggy knees or elbows, or stretched necklines from Boof heads. They are so soft and cuddly too! They coordinate nicely with our STELLA and Campan knits too.

Monday, April 04, 2011

TOWELS need a little RIBBON LOVE too!

Who woulda thought? Target had Red and Turquoise towels, $13 for two. 
Add a little Farbenmix and Janeas World ribbon..... Beautiful!

Sunday, April 03, 2011


I have had this in mind to make for a while, a light weight denim Redondo.
You see a lot of summery light weight Redondo's fluttering about in the warmer months, but it also makes up nicely in some warmer fabrics too, like Euro fine wale cords, mid weight denim, drill etc. 

This one is trimmed with the super cute Michael Miller spotty bias. 

Did you squeeze in some sewing today?



Friday, April 01, 2011

FARBENMIX "Bea" and " Beala" at Crafty Mamas's starting to  get  chilly out in the mornings here! Time to pull out my Beala's from last year I think. Have you tried Farbenmix Bea and the mamas verison, Beala?

I LOVE the shape of these patterns, they have that beautiful curve that Farbenmix are so clever at. 

BEA has an adorable crown shaped pocket , or a simple kangaroo pocket and a snuggly hood- with two variations. BEA is suitable for snuggly knit fabrics such as Crafty Mamas Velour, sweater knits, REVEL, French Terry etc. ( check them out at Crafty Mamas- more due next week).

BEALA is again, great in warm and toasty fabrics, and I also made a few from sturdy cotton knits last year for those transeasonal days.



Both patterns are in German, with a full step by step online with pics. They sew quicky and with minimal effort- with maximum  impact! A Must-have pattern from Crafty Mamas.

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