Like I said to the lovelies on Facebook, you can slap me for saying that if you like. It really is a bit too early to mention the C word – unless you are planning on sewing handmade gifts of course!
With this in mind I’ve put our soft toy patterns on special this week. If you get started now you can easily make a whole family of dolls for your cuties for very little cost. You could make a little pillow and mini quilt to match each toy. Feel free to resize the templates from any of my patterns to suit. You could also make a matching tote bag to keep them in.
I’ve also put our Scrap Bin Sheep and Land Down Under quilt patterns on special. Same as always $4 for the PDF’s and $11.50 for the printed patterns.
Would you like me to make more easy-to-make soft toy and doll patterns? What about mug rug patterns, are they still a thing? What would you like to see?
I have quite literally spent all of my week chasing copyright infringements. There are a ton of people on Facebook and Instagram claiming my work as their own, as well as a couple of companies making products with my images on them. Some backpacks have shown up with my Wild Things critters on them.
I’ve decided the best way to deal with the Facebook and Instagrammers is to spam their posts with my details – I’ve picked up some new followers (hi!) – and then report them. If you come across them please just direct their followers to my page and then report the page (thank you). The companies I can prosecute!
Enjoy your weekend lovely people. I’m hoping to get some sewing done and to add a few thousand steps to my Fitbit count :o> toni xx
Edit: I’ve uploaded the pins to Etsy, they are ACRYLIC not enamel. I’m not sure whether I’ll get them made up in enamel in the future. There are only 20 of each because they are a trial product. They are nice and light and are perfect for kids to pin to their pencil cases and bags. They have a black rubber clutch back.
Sweet and super cute kookaburra and kangaroo acrylic pins.
– Approx. length 35mm (approx. 1 1/2in)
– 2mm (thick) acrylic pin.
– Smooth surface.
– Single rubber clutch on the pin.
The pins are made by digitally printing the designs onto 2mm clear acrylic before laser cutting them to shape and adding a quality pin fixing on the reverse.
– The pin ships on a backing card with a cello cover.
– Sorry about the lousy photos but our new camera is rubbish! I wonder if I can return it.
I had to share this amazing Mr Fox’s Garden quilt with you. It’s Temesia’s first time at making an applique quilt and I think she nailed it. Isn’t it gorgeous!!! Temesia made it for her soon-to-be-born Grandson. Thank you for letting me share Temesia, I’m totally in love with your quilt. xx
Hey lovelies, I have wanted to do a mystery block of the month for a couple of years now. What do you think? Tell me what you’d like to see – a theme, an animal, a style.I’m looking forward to your thoughts and suggestions!
I did up my stats for the guys at Thermoweb (the makers of my fave fusible webbing HeatnBond Lite) and my free patterns were downloaded 28,626 times in July. Wow! I have you all to thank for those great numbers.
Happy Saturday lovelies! toni xx
Hi y’all, it’s August and everyone is talking about how close Christmas is. My head is firmly in the sand when it comes to Christmas, I’m just not ready to accept it’s the end of the year.
I haven’t quite got my head around the new Uni timetable yet so I’m not getting much work done. I’ve got the fabric ready for the cows and my sketchbook is full of ideas for a Summer Christmas quilt.
Some of my older quilts need updating using new fabrics, so I’m slowly working through them, making a block here and there when I find the time. The Rabbits at Hyde Park is currently in the queue for a fabric makeover.
I’ve put some patterns on special this week for you. Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Fun at the North Pole, Scrappy Alphabet, Scrappy Snowmen, Flamingo Dance, and Isaac the Robot are all $4 for the PDF version and $11.50 for the printed patterns. You can find my store here.
I’ve also done the draw for the July giveaway. Congratulations to Christine and Lynda. I’ll pop your prizes in the post as soon as I hear back from you. Thank you to everyone who participates and enters.
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend, I really hope to get some sewing done, it’s been a real struggle to find the time this year. toni xx