Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wednesday Rockpool

Lets just check out this little band of sea-farers !!! 
Designed by Fiona Tully of 2 Brown Birds - these guys are a riot. This pattern is called Pirate Posse and I can't decide who is my favourite.

The beard just kills me - but I love the whiskery dude as well.
Fiona is a super talented toy and quilt designer. She makes the absolute cutest play sets. You have to go over to her blog now and check out her Happy Campers pattern.
 It is my favourite (the shower is the best !!).
Yep, Fiona is another of the Creative Abundance team and also lovely beyond words.

You guys have probably heard me talk about my work friend Carole before. She is an incredibly skilled seamstress and has a fantastically creative brain. Carole made the gorgeous knitting needle dress for me for Sewing School.

This time she made the coolest shirts ever. Of course I say "Carole, there isn't much time, just fudge them. No-one will be wearing them so don't worry about buttonholes or anything."


Then she returns with two beautiful shirts with the most exquisite attention to detail. Check out what she did with the selvedge !! Designing fabric is a blast but one of my favourite things is taking my strike offs to school when they arrive to show Carole. She is always so excited and has so many ideas about what to do with them!! She makes me forget the crazy market preparation slog and gets me excited.


Today's giveaway will be a copy of Fiona's pattern and a set of Buoys FQ.
Oh and in America these are pronounced boo-eeze. 
Same language-so different.



27 comments:

  1. Woohoo! First comment 😂 I like buoys 😘

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  2. I love a good pirate and these are fabulous. The Rockpool fabric is just the best choice for these hearty sea farers.

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  3. I love that Happy Camper - I wish my girls were still small so I could make them one each. Hell, I might just do it anyway :)
    I am embarrassed to say that I have been thinking, since you released this fabric range, those buoys were ice lollies - you know, the rocket kind. Are there not one or two of those amongst the 'boo-eeze'?

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  4. Cute! I thought the buoys were icy-poles at first glance. Just read the other comments and I see I wasn't the only one!

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  5. We were at the beach on Monday, in the Island State, and had that very buoy discussion. We saw actual rock pools!! I love the shirts, and the selvage usage! Pirates are always excellent!! I love tomsew dresses from quilting fabric, it has wonderful novelty value!!

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  6. Fun toys to match the fun fabric.

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  7. I thought some of the boo-eeze were rocket pops, too. (So, how does boo-eeze sound in Australia?).

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  8. Aargh, pirates don't give a damn about how they say words. Just give them the fabric, and they'll leave ya be.

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  9. Ships ahoy!! I love to find cute bouy fabric for my wee boys

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  10. Adorable from the fabric straight through to the creations <3

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  11. Capt Beardie is great, but those shirts are amazeballs, I like the seagull one best. Buoy oh Buoy it's all good!

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  12. Who are you calling Boo-eeze Jode??!

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  13. I'm a native American and I pronounce it "boys."

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  14. Canadian/American and I have only ever heard boo-eeze. I didn't realize it had different pronunciations. Great plush patterns!

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  15. damn! i don't sew clothing! those are adorable little shirts!

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  16. I have loved your posts this week - this one really tickled me!

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  17. Oh absolute bliss, a caravan with a bath in it. It's definitely a must have. I love the ginger beard pirate, too cute. Love the shirt with the seagulls, oh and the buoys are great. You must be so pleased with all the wonderful talent utilising your new fabric range.

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  18. Oh I love these pirates!!! I have 4 grandsons and I'm always on the look out for things to make them. And one of them just LOVES sea gulls so that fabric is a real winner.

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  19. Love boo-eeze! See, I can even pronounce it ! Lovely cute patterns, can just see me in one of those shirts....

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  20. So much talent! I missed this post and don't regret scrolling back to see if I'd missed anything, as it is another humbling collection of awesome!

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  21. That mermaid! Carole sounds like a wonderful creative friend to have.

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  22. I adore the pirates! And I am from the US, and pronounce it 'boo-ee' 9singular) or 'boo-eeze' (plural). How do all of you pronounce it?

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Hellloooooo !!!!