Sunday, September 18, 2011

SewArmadillo featured designer

I have been hoping to do more blogging but finding the time is the hard part at the moment. My offsider at work is off sick so I am working more than I planned, and my website is taking a bit of a back seat for a couple of weeks. But I do want to keep up the Featured Designer - this week it is Bits 'N Pieces - a fun US pattern company. I love this one because they have fabulous button bracelets and dangles to hang off your scissors and keys and stuff. 
These are the button dangles - aren't they fabulous.

And this is a pattern called Southern Star - it is lovely - I saw a version of it in a show and it was spectacular. It's on my list of designs to do.

I took my camera out the other day, thinking I would take some photos of the gorgeous spring flowers and show off the fabulous weather, and it didn't work. I think it was only the card, hope so anyway. Haven't got around to changing the card yet.

Monday, September 12, 2011

New patterns

Everything is going well here, the changes are nearly done to the website and there are lots of new patterns arriving. This weeks Featured Designer is Annie Smith of Country Keepsakes - she does fabulous dolls. I love them all and would love to have time to make a couple (or more). Maybe I will treat myself to one later in the year, or make one for Sophia. 

This one is called Bibi and Bob, aren't they cute. These are medium size - about 17.5"

this one is my favourite, her name is Bellatrix, and she is a big doll designed to hang on the wall. 35.5" tall. She is top of my list to make for me.

And this is one of the recent ones - called Butterfly Dreams. A different style for Annie. And reasonably small at only 11.5"

There are lots more in the store, and for the next week there is a 10 % discount on any of Annie's patterns. I will do the discount manually after purchase. 

Everything else here is pretty quiet, the weather has turned cold again, but there are blossoms out everywhere, and they are gorgeous. I will have to get my camera out and take some pictures. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I'm Back

It's a while since my last post. I have been upgrading the website, there are lots of changes. Hopefully it will be more user friendly. And there are a lot of great new products. We are having Featured designers each week. This week it is the turn of Don't Look Now - the fabulous pattern company of Kellie Wulfson. All purchases from this range get a 10$ discount - it has to be done manually because I haven't worked out how to do it on the site. Just buy normally and I will refund if you pay by Paypal. 
This one is called Pretty 'n Pink. It is one of my favorites. All Kellie's designs are done with raw edge applique and free motion quilting. I haven't made one yet, it is on my list of things to do.

Another pretty pillow pattern - called Willow

Fun for the kids - especially little boys - appropriately called Little Monsters.

And one that is suitable for anyone. I would like this one for me - I have a thing for alphabets and this would be a great addition to my collection, but I think I will have to settle for the pattern for the moment. It is called Animal Alphabet

And lastly for the moment, is Oh Christmas Tree - this one would be great in any home to decorate during the holidays.