Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

To All My Customers and anyone reading - Have a Happy and Safe New Year.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

2-day specials

As promised, more specials after Christmas.  This will be through approximately midnight on December 27, 2009.   Here's a sampling:

1. Needling felting needles, roving - 30% off
2. Fiskar rulers, circle cutting rulers, Petersham colorard, 18mm rotary cutter, 10" scissors, 6 1/2" micro tip scissor, Stylin' Design ruler, Fabric Arts Sampler kit -- 25% off
3. Various patterns, Snip-eze scissors, pillow corner template -- 10% off.
4.  5% off - various items through out the store
5. Free shipping on the following pattern lines - Loes Hinse Design, Serendipity Studios, Silhouettes, Colette, Studio Kat Designs, Izzy & Ivy. Must request an invoice for these items to take advantage of the free shipping.

Thank you! The Pattern Loft

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Everyone have a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy your family and friends!

There will be more specials after Christmas.

Monday, December 14, 2009

New specials this week

With 11 days till Christmas, I have put the following items on special:

1. Serendipity Studio patterns - 10% off
2. Bananafana patterns - 10% off
3. Hoodie's patterns - 10% off
4. Shape patterns - 10% off
5. The Sewing Workshop patterns - 10% off
6. Buttons - 10% off

This will end approximately midnight on 12/20/2009.

Happy Sewing!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Just 14 days left till Christmas...

I can't believe that Christmas is in two weeks. I haven't mailed the gifts to my family yet. Guess I had better get busy.

There is lots going on in the ebay store. Let's talk about the sales first. This will end approximately midnight on December 13, 2009. The following items are on sale:

1. Loes Hinse Designs - 10% discount
2. Studio Kat Designs - 10% discount
3. Chalk cartridges, chalk mechanical pencil, and chaco liners - 5% discount

Have you been to the "What's New" section of the store lately? It is packed with new items and re-stocks. The Venezie Designs have been added. The Izzy & Ivy Designs have arrived and have been added. There is something for everyone in the line of patterns.

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Countdown has begun...

The countdown to Christmas begun at my house this morning. My son is getting excited. Every day the star will move around the board till it reaches it's destination on top of the tree. Yes, there is 24 days left till Christmas.

Lots of excitement going on in the store. Let's start with the sales first:

Felting supplies - 25% off
Amy Butler items - 10% off
Selected tools - 10%

This sale runs through approximately midnight on December 7, 2009.

There are two new sets of designer patterns coming. The first one is Venezie Designs. This pattern line has two patterns - an apron and a tote. I will be doing a sample of the apron so watch over the next week. The second line is Izzy & Ivy Designs. The entire line should be here in the next couple of days. If you're interested in this one, let me know and I'll contact you when they're available.

I'll try to add some more links for products tomorrow.

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More kitchen patterns and gift ideas...

Here's a couple kitchen items:

Here's the Decorative Oven Mitts pattern by The Apron Lady. This pattern contains an oven mitt, oval pot holder, and trivet. Great as a gift or for all the extra hands at the holidays.

Here's the Four Corners Apron pattern by Vanilla House Designs. This is a quick to make apron. Great as gifts or have several around for the extra holidays hands.

Now for a few gift ideas for the sewing person in your life or suggestions for spouse or children:

Here's The Perfect T-Shirt DVD by Pamela's Patterns. This is a companion to "The Perfect T-Shirt" pattern by Pamela's Patterns. Although written directions are great, the DVD gives you instruction on fitting and sewing techniques.

Here's the new Gingher Retractable Blade Seam Ripper. Add this beautiful implement to your collection. The slightly curved blade helps reduce fabric snaps and accidental cutting of the fabric. Shaped handle is easy to control.

Happy Sewing!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Kitchen helpers....

Doesn't having seasonal kitchen towels and such help put you in the holiday mood? Here's a few patterns for just that purpose:

Here's the Paper Pieced Pot Holders pattern by Sew Wonderful Dreams. This pattern has instructions for 5 different potholders. This pattern has you covered for the winter months. Love the Snowman!

Here's the Seasonal Pot Holders pattern by Cotton Way. This pattern will cover your potholder needs through out the year with designs for every season. Finished size: 8" x 8".

Here's the Holiday Towels pattern by Little Country Quilts. Brighten up the kitchen in the winter months using your favorite towels and adding applique.

Here's the Christmastime Tea towel & pot holders pattern by Disa Designs. How fun are these designs?

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pajamas, etc...

Today, I'll show off a couple pajama patterns. Personally, I love making pjs. We'll start with patterns for kids: This is the Jack and Jill Jammies pattern by Indygo Junction. Sizing: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12. This pattern is for boys and girls, and the girls can get ruffles.

How about the The Little Jammies pattern by Favorite Things. Sizes: Toddlers 1-4, Children 5-12. Pattern includes a top with long or short sleeves, a camisole, and low-rise pants w/back elastic and drawstring. Pants are in three lengths: boxer, cropped or full length.

The Boudoir Basics pattern by Indygo Junction. This pattern is for an easy to wear top and pants. Great for sleep, leisure, or casual wear. Sizes: S - 2XL.

The Modern House Coat pattern by Indygo Junction. Sizes: XS/S, M/L, XL/2XL.

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A little more decorating and gifts...

Here's a little more decorating:

Here's the Snowman Tree Skirt pattern by Donna Ptak Collection. I love the combination the snowmen and birds.

Now a few gift ideas:

The Contain It Set pattern by Mackerilla Design. Great for the knitter as shown or it would be wonderful for just about anything else. Make it pretty or make it masculine.

Here's the Easy Circle Cut Tool by EZ Quilting. This will help with creating circles from 2" to 10". The cut circle will include a 1/4" seam.

Happy Sewing!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Holiday Decorating, etc.

Here's a little more Christmas decorating:

Here's a cute little Scrappy Christmas Tree Skirt pattern by Sew Wonderful Dreams. Embellishments would be wonderful on this tree skirt. Size: 54".

Here's another pattern for the Santa lover. It's the Stocking Stuffing Santa pattern by Sew Wonderful Dreams. It's approximately 20" high.

Here's a couple of gift ideas:

This is a great idea for younger kids. It's the Prudence & Henry pillow and blanket pattern by Valori Wells. Prudence is an owl pillow with a blankie tucked under her wing. Henry is an elephant pillow and also has his own blankie. The sizes are Prudence is 20" tall, Henry is 17" tall, and the blankie is 41" x 58". Wonderful for car trips or Grandma's.

Here's a great little notebook cover. It's the Nifty Notes pattern by This and That. Size is 3 3/4" x 6".

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

More Ideas...

Here's a few more ideas for holiday decorating and gifts:

Here's a way to brighten up your holidays. Use the A Pillow Party for Christmas pillow covers pattern by Bunny Hill Designs. This are for 14" pillows and can be used to cover existing pillows.

Here are the Merry Mats placemat pattern by Daisy and Dell. These would make a wonderful holiday setting.

Now for a couple of gift ideas. How about something quick and easy?

Here's the De-Clutter Bug, etc pattern by Vanilla House Designs. It has a 4-pocket organizer, a 3-pocket organizer, and a hanger. What a great way to organize!

Here's a special little gift item - Janet's Jewelry Case pattern by Laura Martell of The Creative Thimble. This would be great by itself or to put jewelry in.

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Holiday Decorating.....

There still a little bit of time to create beautiful holiday decorations. Here's a couple of ideas:

Here's the Jolly Holidays pattern by Susie C Shores Design. This pattern includes a 20" x 6" banner and 3" ornaments. Isn't it cute? It's suitable for beginners. This would be a great pattern to get the kids involved.

How about the Jingle Bell Vases pattern by Artful Offerings. Definitely a great item for the Santa collector.

Here's a couple of gift ideas:

Here's a stocking stuffer idea. Havel's Snip-Eze Scissors. These scissors are 4 3/4" long with a curved blade. Absolutely wonderful to keep next to the sewing machine for snipping threads or next to the embroidery machine for trimming.

For someone who enjoys making pillows, the Pillow corner template would be a wonderful new tool. This template helps prevent the "dog-earred" look on pillows. For pillow patterns from 12" to 20".

There are lots of new items being added to the store on a weekly basis. Check back often in the "What's New" section. I also put items that have been re-ordered here. Remember, I will order items for you.

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Holidays are coming....

The holidays are almost here with 9 days left till Thanksgiving and 38 days left till Christmas. If you're going to to visit family or friends for dinners, here's a couple of items for taking your items:

First is the Kitchen Duo pattern by Great Copy. This pattern is for an oven mitt and a casserole carrier. The casserole carrier can be used with a wide variety of shapes and sizes up to 9" x 13".

Second is the Home Cooking casserole cover pattern by Among Brenda's Quilts. This casserole cover converts to a table runner. It comes in two sizes: 9" x 13" version measures 16" x 36", 8" x 8" version measures 10 1/2" x 34 1/2".

Here's a couple of gift ideas for the sewer:

First, is the Pen Style Chaco Liner gift set by Clover. This set contains one each of the five available colors.

Next, is the Grip-n-Press ironing sheet by Bear Threads Designs. This is a multi-purpose ironing sheet that will protect your ironing board from fusible. Size: 12 1/2" x 17".

More to come later.

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Some many new items...

Where has the time gone? The past month has zoomed by. I did finish a Halloween costume from head to toe. Then, there was a 4 day weekend that we decided to have a little bit of fun. Of course, I have been adding lots of new items to the store. With 41 days left till Christmas, we all need to get busy.

Today, I'm going to start with some wonderful finds for children. Let start with this wonderful little bag:

This is the Pony Pouch tote pattern by Black Cat Creations. This would be a wonderful gift idea for boys or girls.

This next item could really be for the whole family but younger children would really enjoy having this. I know my son would have loved having these.

The Safari Placemats pattern by Little Country Quilts. How cute are these? Don't you think the kids would love them?

I have also added Deco Bond to the interfacings / interlining section of the store. It is a heavy fusible and will add crispness to your projects. This is washable, dryable, and dry-cleanable. It is 90% polyester and 10% rayon. This is great to add to placemats or handbags.

Happy Sewing!

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Fall 2009 patterns

There are so many new fall patterns. Some have arrived. Here's a sample:

Serendipity Studio has 6 new designs for fall. Here are two of them:

This is the Stella Strip Skirt pattern, a Boutique Chic by Serendipity Studio. I think it is so cute.

Next, the The Torii Tunic pattern, another Boutique Chic by Serendipity Studio. This is a very versatile pattern in that there is a tunic, a knee length dress, and a long dress.

Now, for the newest creations by Amy Butler Design.

The is the The "Liverpool" shirt, tunic, short & long dress pattern by Amy Butler Design (Midwest Modern). What a great pattern! There are 4 hem lengths and 4 sleeves lengths.

The newest bag pattern is Sweet Harmony Handbag & Tote pattern by Amy Butler Design (Midwest Modern).

This is only a few of the new patterns in the store at eBay. Go check out the rest of the Serendipity Studio patterns or any of the other new patterns and notions in the "What's New" section of the store. These patterns will be here one or two weeks and then moved to their respective categories.

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Shop Talk

Below are some new patterns that I received. It's so hard to find patterns that are for little boys but I did find something:

Here's the Tools Robots Baby Boy Bottoms pattern by Little Lambs. This pattern includes instructions for two diaper covers and t-shirt embellishments. Included sizes: 0 to 18 months.

Here's the Fire Truck & Caboose Baby Boy Bottoms pattern by Little Lambs. This pattern includes instructions for two diaper covers and t-shirt embellishments. Included sizes: 0 to 18 months.

Hope you enjoy this patterns.

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Did you know....?

...that there is 90 days left till Christmas?
...that I will do special orders?
...that I carry 18 colors of Mettler Metrolene?
...that I have many colors and widths of Petersham ribbon?
...that there are many new patterns, notions, and gift items coming to the ebay store in the few weeks?

Let me help you with your holiday sewing. Use the links when purchasing and shipping is discounted. Remember as the holidays approach, mailing times increase.

Happy Sewing!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Inspiration...Shop Talk

Check out this wonderful bag by Salvatore Ferrango. It's the Mini Vara Capra Shoulder Bag. Really you need to zoom in on this bag and take in the details. The flap on the bag is created using little bits of metal. However, it looks a lot like Canadian smocking to me. This type of smocking is also known as Lattice Smocking or North American smocking. Here's a tutorial on how to accomplish it: Canadian Smocking.

There's 4 small o-rings, a buckle, and a chain on the purse strap. The chain also has a petersham ribbon woven in it. The edges of the bag are piped. Of course, this bag is leather. The price tag is $1490.00.

There are several pattern at The Pattern Loft @ eBay that you could use to duplicate the look. Here's three:

This is the My Favorite Bag by Black Cat Creations. You can see from the picture that it offers three different straps and has lots of inside pockets.

This is Judy's Favorite Purse by House of Quilts. It certainly has the right look.

This is Flap Happy by Tammy Tadd Designs. This bag has three options for the flaps.

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

August 2009 drawing.

My son has drawn the name for the winner of the $15.00 in merchandise for August 2009. The winner is Debra W of Dallas, TX. Congratulations, Debra! Looking forward to your next order.

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 2009 special @ eBay

For the month of September 2009, anyone spending $20.00 or more will receive a package of machine needles with their order. Please send me an email it there is something specific in the store that you are interested in or I will pick a package of needles.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Shop Talk - Buttons

Have you visited the store lately? I have added many new buttons. Just perfect for a jacket, a purse, or even home dec. Here's a few examples:

1 3/4" wooden button.

This is a 2" horn toggle. Great for a jacket or a bag closure.

This button is 1 3/4" black polyester.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Shop Talk - Purse Strings has arrived.

Purse Strings has finally arrived. Here's a sample of a couple of the bags:

This is the Scottsdale Satchel pattern. This is a very roomy bag at 11" x 19". This has outside pockets and inside pockets. Don't forget the grommets for this one!

This is the The Annabel bag pattern. This bag is the delightful mix of strip piecing and decorative stitching. The size of this bag is 7 1/2" X 14 3/4". This would be a great way to play with the decorative stitches on your machine(s).

Don't forget to check out the What's New section at the store. Not only will you find several of the Purse Strings bag patterns but it is packed with new items this week with more coming.

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Shop Talk - New items coming

There is more fabric coming for the Etsy shop. If I can, I will post pictures over the next couple of weeks so you can see the new fabrics.

I also have many new patterns for the eBay store. I have already added a few but watch as I add the rest over of the next week.

Did you know that there are only a little more than 150 days to Christmas? Do you know what you're going to make or what you're going to buy? This is always a dilemma for me. I always seem to plan way more than I can actually do between work and parties. How do you stay on schedule with everything that you want to make as gifts?

Remember everyone who uses the links to enter the eBay store and spends more than $15.00 during the month of July will be entered into a drawing to win $15.00 off their next order.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Shop Talk - Open for Business

All of the orders placed between July 14 and July 21, 2009 were shipped on July 22, 2009. Thank you!

Happy Sewing!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Shop Talk - New Patterns & Notions

There are several new patterns and notions added to the store this week. Check out the What's New section of the store to see the newly added items. There are several holiday home dec style patterns. Here's a couple of examples of snowman items:

The Candy Cane Snowman pattern by Thread That Bind. This snowman is approximately 15" tall. Very cute for winter decorating.


the Love Doesn't Melt pattern by Waltzing with Bears. The pattern is hand embroidered.

Vacation officially starts tomorrow. We will return in a week to process all orders after 10 a.m. on July 14, 2009 through July 21, 2009. All orders placed and paid for during vacation this time period will be shipped either on July 22, 2009 or July 23, 2009.

Happy Sewing!