Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Island Batik blog hop the four seasons

Isn't this fabric gorgeous?

This is the Sunflower Seranade collection. My season is summer, and I had a tough time deciding what to do.  I have always loved the churn dash. I found this pattern by Quilt District and I am doing a review on, which will be posted next week.

I have some of the blocks done, and I will get at least the top done by next week. Can't guarantee the date, though.

I have enjoyed this past year as an ambassador. I will not be doing it this year, as there are other things I want to do, and working full time, I can't do it all.

I am doing a giveaway for both posts. You will get some wonderful Batik fabrics. To enter you must be in the U.S. and just leave a comment below. 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Juliet Leotard by Petite Stitchery

One of my goals this year, is to try some new things, and be able to learn new techniques. (This post may contain affiliate links. No extra cost to you, just a proceed of the sales, to help me buy more fabric, and share more makes with you.)

One of the things I decided to try was testing a leotard pattern.   This was fun to do. I have a granddaughter in dance and 1 in gymnastics and I thought they could use a new leotard.

I sent this to work with grandpa and my daughter and her kids went to pick it up. My granddaughter was ecstatic. She put it on as soon as she got home and her little brother (3 years old) said she looked beautiful.

I asked my granddaughter to share her thoughts with me on the leotards and here is what she said:
"It's purple and a little tiny bit sparkly. It's pretty and comfy and fun to wear. It's my favorite leotard. I really want to wear it to dance."

I told my daughter that I am pretty lucky to have the grandkids I do, because, they love the things grandma makes them.

About the pattern:  the pattern is very well written. It is a pdf pattern, and I love them. I get a really great fit with these patterns.  This pattern comes in baby and girl sizes.  Baby sizes are newborn to 24 months and you can get that pattern here https://petitestitchery.com/shop/baby-juliet/?promo_rep=43
And the girls sizes go from 2T -12.   You can get that one here https://petitestitchery.com/shop/girls-juliet/?promo_rep=43

The Fabric: I am not sure what the fabric is. I know it is a 4 way stretch and I got thumbs up because it is purple. Anything made with purple or yellow gets me a thumbs up.  I got the fabric from "The Cotton Shops" in Sandy, Utah.  They also have a location in Murray, Utah as well as Provo, Utah.

Well, off to make a few more of these for my granddaughters, including some for the newborn.

So do you have a dancer or gymnast? What color would you make for them? I would love to hear your comments.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Oh Sew Kat doll clothes blog tour Sugar and Spice

So, when your sweet granddaughter mentions to you that Abby (her doll) needs more clothes, you just get down to your sewing room and make them, right?  I do.

Hi. Welcome to my day on the "Oh Sew Kat" blog tour featuring patterns for 18 inch dolls. These clothes are so  fun and easy to sew.  This blog tour is sponsored by "Oh Sew Kat" and Seams Sew Lo. I appreciate them letting me be a part of this blog tour.   Please excuse the way my doll looks. She belongs to one of my daughter's and was loved and slept with.

I chose the pattern called "Sugar and Spice and everything nice". Of course that is what little girls are made of, right.

This dress only has 4 pieces, but there are other pieces that you can use to make more items. The dresses close with Velcro in the back.

I love these 18 inch dolls. They are fun to dress.

There are so many more fun clothes coming. Please check out my fellow bloggers and see what they have made. Also, be sure to enter the giveaway.
We are so excited about the Oh Sew Kat Doll Clothes Blog tour hosted by Seams Sew Lo! Please check out all the wonderful blogs on this tour below:
  1. January 15th: Seams Sew Lo (Intro)
  2. January 16th: Seams Sew Lo
  3. January 17th: Kathy's Kwilts and More
  4. January 18th: Sew Haute Blog
  5. January 19th: Seams Like Style
  6. January 22nd: Elli & Nels
  7. January 23rd: Quilts by Joanne
  8. January 24th: Granma Texas Sews
  9. January 25th: Stitched by Jennie
  10. January 26th: Sewing with D
  11. January 29th: Our Play Place
  12. January 30th: Cross Stitches Custom Clothing
  13. January 31st: Hazelnut Handmade
  14. February 1st: Dear Daydream
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