Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fall 2010 Trends...

...I was looking at the Fall trend list to see if there was anything of particular interest. Here are three items that seem to appear in many places. The number one item seems to be jeggings. Have you seen these? What could be better than legging that look like jeans. I found a pair last week at a local store and was tempted for a minute. Then, I decided that this was best left for the younger crowd. Not that I may revisit the thought at a later date. Second seems to be vests or a drapey sweater jacket. I always liked vests. Personally, I have been eyeing the Indydo Junction pattern. Third is color or maybe lack there of -- gray. This is everywhere. Yes, I like gray because it goes with everything and is much softer than the standard black. Hope you're inspired to check your closet, make a list of new items needed (or wanted) , and then check the pattern and fabric stash. Have fun!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Week 4 sales information...

Another week has gone by and we are now in the final week of the Christmas in August sale. Here's this week's items:

1. Other Tools 10% off,
2. Eazy Peazy Quilts patterns 5% off,
3. Lazy Girl Design patterns 5% off,
4. Serendipity Studio patterns 5% off, and
5. "Snowmen Make Me Smile" flannel by Henry Glass 10% off.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

125 days till Christmas

We're 10 days closer to Christmas. Here's some ideas for book covers, checkbook covers, and notebook covers:

Let's start with a Paperback Book cover pattern by Lazy Girl Designs. It fits a standard size paperback book. Great for friends who read while they are traveling. Individualize it with the fabric choices and embellishments.

Just a Note notepad holder pattern by This and That. Size: 6" x 9".

Daily Doodler notebook holder pattern by This and That. Size: 9" x 12".

Checks and Balances checkbook cover by Silk Road Creations. Size: 6 5/8" x 3 3/8".

This is only a few of the items that I carry of this type. Check out the I carry in the Accessories category at the eBay store.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Week 3 Sale Information

Another week gone. School has started in many places but not here. There is another 2 weeks before school starts.

Week 3 of the Christmas in August sale:

1. Measuring Tools 5% off,
2. Amy Butler Design patterns 5% off,
3. Anna Maria patterns 5% off,
4. Favorite Things patterns 5% off, and
5. all Studio E fabric is 10% off.

Hope you find something interesting. eBay links is to the right.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

135 days till Christmas...

There is just 135 days till Christmas left. Have you started Chrismas sewing or even given it much thought? Just about everyone carries a cellphone or electronics with them. Here's a few ideas:

Cell Phone Covers:

For the Kitty Lover: Cell Phone Catty's pattern by Cotton Ginny's.

For the Patchwork Lover: Cell Phone Cuties pattern by Fig Tree Threads.

For the dog lover or ladybug lover: Cell Phone Favorites pattern by Cotton Ginny's.

For the traditional:Pocketbook Pals pattern by Bee Creative Studio.

I hope this gives you a few ideas for Christmas. Remember to uses embellishments to make it unique.

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Week 2 Sale information

Can you believe the second week of the Christmas in August sale is here? Here's the list:

1. Loes Hinse Design patterns - 5% off
2. Bananafana patterns - 5% off
3. Marking Tools - 5% off
4. Quilt Illustrated pattersn - 5% off
5. Van Gogh fabric collection by Free Spirit - 10% off

Happy Sewing!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Did you know.....?

Did you know that there is 138 days till Christmas? I feel like it is sneaking up me, again. Sometime in the next week, I will start posting patterns with links that I think would make great gift ideas. So, check back often. Remember, there is a sale going on all month at The Pattern Loft on eBay and it will change on a weekly basis. I will post the next sale items on Wednesdays this month.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Looking for something for the kids to do?

Summer is almost over. Are the kids looking for something different to do? How about having the kids make some ornaments and/or holiday banners? This could even keep them busy later in the fall.

Jolly Holiday Banner & Ornaments pattern by Suzie C Shores Designs. Get the fabric markers out and let the kids have fun.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It's sale time

Each week in August will feature different sales at The Pattern Loft. Through August 10, 2010 the following items will be on sale:

1. Colette Patterns - This includes all patterns in stock. These are 5% off.

2. StudioKat Designs - These are wonderful handbag patterns. These are 5% off.

3. Pamela's Patterns are 5% off.

4. Cutting Tools are 10% off.

5. Nicey Jane fabric by Free Spirit Fabrics is 10% off.

Have fun looking around!

Happy Stitching!