Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hilco Mix on another QUIARA

I did promise to leave the QUIARA alone for a while, but what can I say? I'm constantly finding new colour mixes for it? ( and really, I think the "farbenmix" crew do that on purpose..;)) such a brilliant pattern and it fits Miss L beautifully. QUIARA is in English, too, for anyone that has not yet succumbed to it's charms.


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These are some of the most recent Hilco knits from Crafty Mamas shop, most are now sold out ( sorry! A heap more due in very soon with the new season Hilco). Thank goodness I remembered to set aside some for myself this time ( I miss out every time!).

I have used Campante on the sleeves and Campan on the neckline.  The clever folk at HILCO add a smidge of elastomeric ( spandex) to Campan and Campante- which gives it brilliant recovery ( by my calculations I get approx a stretch factor of 60%) it is wonderful for using on your necklines, cuffs, anywhere you would normally use ribbing.( and makes the best leggins!). The body is the lovely Hilco Funghi knit in pink.

Off to plan another Quiara ;)

Sew mama Sew Give-away Day..we have an Ottobre Design sub Winner

Congratulations to....MBMeadows! 


MBMeadows said...
I would love to win and be a new subscriber! Thanks for the giveaway!


You have won yourself an Ottobre Design 6 issue subscription!

Please contact me so I can get it happening!

Thankyou everyone for your wonderful, comments, it is great to see so many share the Otto love in Blog world!  Thankyou Ottobre Design for joining me in this fantastic Give-away also.

Happy Sewing!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sew Mama Sew GIVEAWAY Day!

 Welcome Sew Mama Sew readers!

This is Crafty Mama's second year of participating in the fun Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day, it's a bit like an early Christmas isn't it?? 

This year we have 1 x Ottobre Design 6 issue subscription 
( 4 kids issues, 2 womens) to Giveaway to  ONE lucky person!

Open to current subscribers and those that are yet to subscribe!

Crafty Mamas has now been associated with Ottobre Design as their Australian wholesale agent  and stockist for going on six years.  In fact, we were instrumental in bringing Otto back to Aus after is was no longer available in newsagents.  Otto helped to shape us and in a way, help make Crafty Mamas what is it today! 

Ottobre Design has given us access to beautiful, trendy ( affordable!) quality patterns with  an emphasis on quality, eco conscious fabrics. Their instructions are often full of industrial style tips to  help us sew even better. In short, I think Otto have revolutionized the way we sew. And Crafty Mamas is very proud to be associated with them.

Do you subscribe to Otto? 

Leave me a comment for your chance to win this fantastic Giveaway!

Closes May 25th.

Good Luck!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I know... it's only ROCK N ROLL.....

I was recently asked to be a Guest WAHM over at Gossamer Dreams ( quite the honour! Boy was I nervous!) by my pal Lesley from Cherub's Kiss ( got a bub? Go check out Lesley's amazing MCN's!). One of the items I made was this....

My little Rock & Roll Baby French Terry Lycra outfit. This is made from the beautiful French Terry Lycra from Crafty Mamas, and the CUTEST Farbenmix pattern...Zvergenverpackung ( Baby Collection). The  iron on Gold star is one of my own, available at Crafty Mamas too.

Hope your weekend is lovely!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Free Download patterns Farbenmix and Ottobre Designs

Have you seen all these?

Lots of very cool free e-patterns from our friends at Farbenmix! Just the thing for a rainy today in fact!

And from our good friends at Ottobre Design, more amazing free stuff!
 Patterns, projects, appliques, stencils...more fun than you can poke a stick at!

Just another reason why we love Farbenmix and Ottobre Design so much!

 Visit Crafty Mamas for all your Otto and Farbenmix goodies!

Monday, May 02, 2011



Tracey said...
The stripwork fabric would be my choice, it's just beautiful!
4:30 PM


pinkchook said...
MM all lovely but my picks would be and

Congrats ladies!!

I'll be in touch next week to get your Stenzo Goodness out to you!


STENZO new release 2011 in now!

See our STENZO wovens HERE
and our Amazing range of STENZO knits HERE.
To celebrate, we have 2 x 1m of STENZO fabric to give away! 
Two  lucky bloggers will get their choice of either 1m of  STENZO fabric or 2 x  1/2 metres of STENZO  fabric. 

Simply leave me a comment, including a link to the STENZO fabric/s YOU would choose if you are selected by
Closes Fri 6/5/11.

Good Luck!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Cinderella*Zwergen*Mode EVITA

There are so many amazing new patterns coming from our designers in Germany, it seems there are new ones each week appearing at Crafty Mamas.

Cinderella*Zwergen*Mode recently released EVITA. A beautiful set of flare pants and cute square neck top. EVITA is easy to sew, quick to sew up and lends itself to whatever your imagination can come up with! I trialled it last night- having to make some adjustments for a little ones tummy. It handled the adjustments perfectly. So, here is my muslin ( fabrics are all from the stash...note the Campan sleeves..LOVE...). I am aiming for a modelled shot a little later today!

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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!