Sunday, April 3, 2022

Twig and Thistle




These little furry friends are really close. I am just waiting on some supplies (Oh and yeah I have to finish writing the pattern too).

 They are delightfully squishy and I just need to add noses to these two.

Speaking of noses...


This guy is patiently waiting for me to make a nasal choice.

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The Boss


 This tub of pure enjoyment has arrived at my house today and I want nothing more than to sit and slowly sort and clean and ooh and ahh over every tiny treasure

but the Boss has said i cannot go near them until I have completed a whole month of bookwork (being 2 and half months behind).

I tell you, I'll be setting the land speed record for excel this morning !


Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Excuse me,

 I've just popped in the clear the cobwebs and collect the mail that has piled up inside the door. 

There's been a lot going on in the world since I last popped in hasn't there? I'm still around, flogging my wares on the internets and sewing new friends.

This is Henry. He is the biggest pattern I have ever written. There are about 50 pattern pieces and eleventy million diagrams. 



He is the same size as Tilly and Ginger and Addie so the combined wardrobes are huge.

Next on the list is a sheep. The sheep is 99% done but then..... there is something just not quite working so I'm going to start again today and keep the bits that are ok and ditch the rest.


The ears are too big and the legs are too long. I think the face needs a little bit more shape as well. 
My initial plan was a little knitted cardigan but then I switched to a skirt and now i have no idea. It seems a shame to cover up that lovely wooliness.

Friday, November 29, 2019

BLACK FRIDAY SALE


2019 will go down in history as my slackest design year ever. I designed zero fabric ranges and only five patterns. 
It's ok, I'm not beating myself up. I do the real-job, I'm training Dewey and I designed a lot of pins.
All these patterns plus every other thing are currently on sale for Black Friday. You don't need a discount code-just click on the titles and BAM ! 







No promises for next year, it will be more of the same or totally different. I have no idea.
I hope 2019 has been a good one for you.

jod

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 .
cheers
jod