Sunday, May 26, 2019

Elephant Sewing Caddy

A small but sturdy little elephant to hold your sewing stuffs. I desaigned this guy a while ago for a retreat, then life went wobbly so he waited patiently to be shown. 

It's Sunday, I've been cooking and tidying and doing general Sunday things.
I have some tiny but incredible pants to sew and some tea to drink.

My house smells very sweet and I should be totally relaxed because my 
best-ever-next-door-friend tipped a bottle of radox bath gel down the central heating vent !!!

(It's all fine and no damage is done - but hell it makes me laugh).

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Flocking fun giveaway.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED and the winner is Katie.

Hey friends, 
I am popping in to show you my newest pattern, Flock. Some of you will have seen it floating around on either FB or IG . These chubby friends can be made with felt or minky or fllece and they are super squishy.

The pattern contains all the variations and more ! You can personalise to your hearts content.

The pattern is listed in my Etsy shop as PDF but I also have a paper copy to giveaway.
If you would like to enter, just leave a comment telling me which bird is your favourite.

In other news there is only two more Monday-get-ups until the end of school term and yes I am counting.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Splendid sampler 2 - Giveaway

The Giveaway is now closed and the winner Chriss has been contacted. Thanks for joining in everyone.

Hi and welcome. My name's Jodie and I am a designer of things. I design sewing patterns and fabric and enamel pins. Have a poke around , enjoy your stay.

I want to say last year but that feels like only yesterday so maybe it was the year before ? hmmmm.
Recently sounds good.
Recently I was asked to join the amazing Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson in designing a block for The Splendid Sampler 2

Using the Moda fabrics and Aurifill threads we were sent I designed my block called Pack your Bags ! (Page 92). It is a super easy pieced block with a little bit of embroidery. When I looked through the finished book I felt like perhaps my block was too simple - but I decided that people might like an easier block amidst the triple somersault paper piecing upsidedown applique throw your leg over ones.
I designed this block to celebrate the travel that eventuated because of this crafty life. My very first overseas trip was to America for the International Quilt market and it was the start of many trips and so much fun.
Are you part of the sew along? If you are then Pat is your host this week and if you enter you could win a great prize from Aurifill.

Today I am giving away a copy of The Splendid Sampler 2 book as well as two of my cute little sewing pins. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what kind of blocks you like best. Do you EPP, foundation piece, applique ?
Let me know and I'll pop back tomorrow and pick a winner .

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Black Friday Sale

Yep, It is that time of year again. I'll be off at Australian Quilt market in Melbourne so feel free to poke around the shop and grab a bargain or two - or ten !!

You don't need a code, the discount is already set up.
First in,best dressed.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Llama fur

Because there are loads of questions about Llama fur I figured it would be easiest to write it all here.
 So my first version of the little Llama used a long fur from Lincraft or Spotlight.

 This large Llama is made with a minkee cuddle fabric that I think I may have purchased when I was investigating sloths. 
It can be found at  and is a Shannon fabric called minkee cuddle Llama in the sand colourway if you want to try and track it down yourself.

 This super long curly fur is from Fur addictions in Australia. 

   English Rose - Extra Curly Mongolian Style Faux Fur

I also bought the one below from Fur Addictions and it is going to be awesome. I have the Llama cut out and ready to sew and will add him to this post once he is done.
Blanc De Blanc - Extra Curly Mongolian Style Faux Fur

and this at last, is Tassle & Pom.
These guys will be my last new pattern for the year. 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

llama llama llama

I have been working away on this project for about half a lifetime but recently gave myself a good talking to and got it done.
I use the term 'done' loosely. No I haven't finished writing the pattern or drawing the diagrams and no it doesn't have a a name yet but apart from that it's done.
Any name suggestions ??

Thursday, October 18, 2018

U is for Unicorn

U is for unicorn is all done and finished and her mane is curled and ready !!

I'm not sure why this design took so long , it seems obvious to me now, that she is exactly who she is! 
The glitter felt comes from My felt lady and there is a spectacular array of colours - Pop on over and check them out. There is also metallic felt which I have sitting in the sewing room just waiting for it's turn.

Here is where we stand with the alphabet animals : Ten done and I think I might know what is coming next but it won't be until next year. I am slowly gearing up for Australian Quilt Market at the end of November and hoping I might finish off one curly friend before then.
I am also having a teeny booth at AQM for my pins which is going to be loads of fun and a little bit nerve wracking (just how I like things). 

This quilt love pin is my new pin for October with another sassy one on the way a bit later. 
For now it's time to get out of the dressing gown and look at the to-do list and the mountain of dishes and get started for the day. Hope you are having a good one.

Pins and patterns all available in ye olde etsy store