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!