Jessica George is the designer behind Sweetbriar Sisters. She has just released her new animal patterns in E-book form. This Sweetbriar Sisters Fancy Flock E-book contains sewing patterns for 5 cute birds with all kind of accessories. One can make a Swan, Ostrich, Peacock, Goose or Baby Bird. Kids can dress up the birds with ballerina slippers, tutu, feather boa, neck ruff, beaded necklace, crown or a tiara. This E-book also comes with instructions how to add a lace detail to bird belly or wing.
Je vindt de Nederlandse versie na de Engelse tekst.
Al hoewel Sinterklaas vieren steeds meer onder druk komt te staan hebben wij met onze beide dochters en aanhang een ouderwets gezellig avondje van gemaakt. Spelletje, eten en dan de cadeautjes met gedichten. Ik heb ondertussen een begin gemaakt met de zelfgemaakte kerstversiering. Mijn Nikolaus Taschen krijgt gezelschap van dit zelfgemaakt kerstsokje met bontrand. Eigenlijk was dit zelfgemaakt kerstsokje niet gepland maar er was een vraag naar testers voor dit patroon dus dat kwam mooi uit omdat ik deze maand diverse decoraties wil maken. Dit gratis patroontje kun je vinden bij Stoffenspulletjes.
Over het hoofd aanschieten en zonder knopen vast te maken dat is een goede omschrijving voor de BluseSydney: het nieuwste patroon van Elke Puls. Ik mocht het patroon testen en ik kan jullie melden Elke ging ook deze keer weer niet over één nacht ijs. Tijd om jullie van alles te laten zien en vertellen over deze Elle Puls Bluse Sydney in herfsttinten.
Sweetbriar Sisters three little lovies – the elephant lovey
Sweetbriar Sisters three little lovies is a pattern that comes with three different animal options. You can choose between a giraffe, a cow and an elephant. A while ago I received the test version of the pattern of these three little lovies. I have enough grey and pink fabric at home and decided to make the elephant lovey.
Wildling Dolly becomes Pirate King Boy is made of a pattern from Jeanine Thomlinson of StitchART. I follow her on IG and a couple of days ago she did a call for pattern testers for her new pattern especially the boy version. Making a kind of rag doll was still on my wish list so this was a good encouragement to make one. At that moment I was working on my chino. The fabrics on the table inspired me to make a boy version based on the picture I saw on IG. I started making plans how I wanted the boy to look like. I made a sketch in my notebook and I started copying the pattern pieces. Wildling Dolly is made while I was sewing my chino as well. Both projects use the same yarn colours and therefor it was easy to do it at the same time.
Making the Wildling Dolly becomes Pirate King Boy
This rag doll pattern asks for a free sewing motion feet to make the eyes, cheeks and mouth. I don’t have a free motion feet on my machine so I made the eyes and cheeks from fabric, stabilised them with fusible interfacing and using a small zigzag to sew them on the face. The mouth is made with the three way stitch that comes with my sewing machine. The boy had a long sleeved shirt and therefore I gave him hands using the same fabric that was used for the face. His boots are made of black cotton velvet. The crown is made of some leftover yellow fabric. I decided to leave the crown open on the top so one can see the beautiful lining. The eyepatch is sewing on the crown between the top fabric and the lining. The red belt is made of a piece of lining silk.
Silky Mamma Spider is made of the new pattern from The Sweetbriar Sisters, the Spooky Spider. Jessica is a talented designer of wonderful toy patterns that makes great softies for kids. I had the pleasure of testing their newest pattern after testing Tully the Turtle. A spider this time and therefore a perfect sewing make for Halloween. The pattern comes in full-size and seam allowance are included. You’ve the wonderful option to make a Mamma Spider or a Baby Spider or perhaps make both. On every piece is written how many times to cut and out which fabric. Matching notches are drafted on the pattern pieces too. The instructions are well written and with clear pictures for the more visual sewer to help you from step one until you’ve finished the spider.
Silky Mamma Spider – my version
Silky Mamma Spider is made of silk fabric. I decided to give her contrasting legs. I made my legs of black heavy lining fabric. The white of the eyes is made of white cotton fabric and sewn on the body with a small narrow zigzag stitch. I ironed some fusible interfacing on the back of the cotton to give it some firmness. I did the same also on the back of the front body but not only on the position of white eye but also on the place of the month. Instead of safety eyes I used a button with a concave shape and a little white pearl bead. Both are sewn on carefully and well attached so they won’t come loose when the spider is given to a child. The month is done with a decorative stitch from my sewing machine using a slight thicker yarn.