Sunday, 19 February 2017

Colour Kitties, soft toys

Colour Kitties, my latest sewing pattern

I do love to make toys but it's the designing process that I love most, new ideas clamouring to be heard, made real, an idea that becomes touchable, shareable..that's what I love.

Do you remember the little Golden Book 'The Color Kittens' it was published in 1958, I read it to my children and grandchildren...we love it. Well my kittens don't look like the ones in book but it was the colours that inspired me, the little story is all about the colours of the world and how the kittens 'Hush' and 'Brush' made them.

Of a purple land
In a pale pink sea
Where apples fell
From a golden tree 

 Just one of the lovely verses in the book.

This pattern is reasonably simple, just using fabric and colour to create the fun look.

The little ruffle is just raw edged and cut on the bias, I thought it gave them theatrical look.

You can find my pattern here and I am hoping you might give it ago.


Thursday, 2 February 2017

Lamb Softies, toy lambs in pyjamas

Lamb's in pyjamas.. featured in February's Homespun Magazine

I was delighted to see these wee fellows in print at last, you know they had to jet their way to Sydney and back!!

I've used flannelette and cream fleece to make them, keeping them soft and cuddly, I always try to keep my patterns simple while still retaining the detail that I love. 

They even have their own hotties, and look I've added a little buttoned flap to the back of his ah!!

Just to let you know you can buy a digital copy of this magazine from Zinio, but there is nothing like holding the real thing in your hands.
I love this Homespun Magazine it's filled with amazing projects, such talented global craftswomen.

Well happy sewing everyone and don't forget all my other patterns are available here.


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