Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sewing for Children

It’s been quite a few years since I’ve made clothing, and lately I’ve been thinking about it. My granddaughter asked her mom if Ama made ‘people clothes’ as all she’s seen are the quilts I’ve made. 
 
I have several really nice patterns that I obviously didn’t ever have the time/ambition to make when I bought them. But now, that I have more time and the desire to get back into adding sewing back into the mix, I also wanted to replace my shirt pattern for boys.
 
And on that thought, when I came upon this link last week in a newsletter I receive; I was intrigued. I was really delighted when I checked this site out and found out I was just in time to get a 25% discount. Yippeee!! This was great because it meant I didn’t have to plan a trip into town and browse through the pattern books. And, I downloaded them a few minutes later.

I look forward to printing these out and finding suitable fabrics in my stash to make some for my sweet grandson. This is the first time I’ve bought clothing patterns in pdf format, which I think is really neat because there was no waiting to receive them in the mail. 

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Just thought I’d share that with you all, in case there was anyone that would be interested in checking them out. What I really like about these patterns was the size range is 5-14; allowing me time to make the patterns in a variety of sizes.

Visit Fishsticks Designs for all their patterns and tutorials.

These are the two patterns that I ordered. I look forward to sharing the process with you when I get to making them.


 
The Inside or Out Pocket Pants
The Everyday Campshirt




 
 

 

 
 
 
 





 

Hang in there, and happy crafting!!
Darlee
 
 
 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A New Beginning

As summer winds down, it is once again time for a seasonal change. I always look forward to autumn with those cooler evenings and leaves turning to brilliant shades of oranges, reds, and browns.
 
Soon, my husband and I will be embarking on our next move, and this always brings with it many interesting things waiting to be discovered.  

So in order to keep things simple, I thought it would be fitting to start a new blog and focus only on one place to journal my creativity pastimes. This time, I will share a variety of topics, instead of keeping the blog to only quilt-related projects.  I’ve tried to figure out which blog to continue and which one to end, perhaps it's just best to start again.

These blogs are still available for viewing; however, new posts will only be added to this new blog. So, I hope to see you there sometime. Thanks for visiting.
 
  
 
After much consideration, I've decided the best way to move forward is to create a whole new blog. I’m hoping this keeps me interested in journaling my sewing and quilting endeavours, as they unfold. I recently made some items that were not quilts and would love to share them here.
And what a great time to experience a new setting... and a place close enough to spend time with our grandchildren. I know it’ll give me many, happy hours stitching up a variety of sewn items, as I’ve been told that they have lots of ideas, especially since I was recently asked, “if I make people clothes, too”.
 
Hang in there, and happy crafting!!
Darlee