Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kids clothes week- Day 1(ish)

So it is not really day #1...but this is the only outfit so far that I can share...(some things are still in the works and others are upcoming patterns)
My oldest needs outfits for school that are comfy, warm, and don't include a certain Disney Ice queen...:)

I made this cute outfit that I think satisfies all , including style (for me) and sparkly (for her)

The floral leggings are made with a Ponte knit from LOVE this fabric. The patterns is from my All you Need Jammies pattern. I made the leggings without the cuff option.

The sweater is made from a Gold sparkle Hatchi Knit fabric also from It is really lightweight and soft, with gold thread running throughout. It is really beautiful, although really REALLY messy to sew with (tiny gold flecks EVERYWEAR). It was hard to get a picture that shows how sparkly this is. The pattern is self drafted (possible upcoming pattern...;) )

That's it so far...more coming tomorrow, including a fun FREE pattern...


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Beaded Spider Headband - tutorial

These are the perfect little headbands for Halloween! Light weight and oh so spooky
 My girls love them.

 All you need is a few basic beading supplies to create these fun, sparkly headbands. You can make these spooky bugs as simple or elaborate as you like. The process is the same, but depending on what beads you use the final spiders can be dramatically different

 what you need:

What to do:

Take headpin and the two beads you are using for the body and head. Slip the beads on the headpin, starting with the smaller bead first. (you may need to add a smaller seed bead if the hole in your larger bead is too big and the headpin slips through)

using your pliers, make a loop with the excess headpin to hold the beads in place

cut 4 pieces of wire for the legs, I usually use 5"-6", but adjust according to the size of spider you are making. bend the wires in half

take the 4 bent wires and wrap them around the headpin between the two beads, wrap them a couple times to make sure they are secure

with the legs in an upward position separate the legs to add smaller beads

start adding the baguette and seed beads to create the legs, you can do this in whatever order you like, I like to use the baguette beads for the legs and the seed beads for the 'knees' and 'feet'.

When you get to the end, make sure the beads are tight together and form a loop at the bottom to hold the beads in place. cut off the excess wire.

do the same for all the legs and bend them into shape

Done! now attach your creepy crawley to a blank headband or hairclip with beading wire

and make a ton more......


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Girly Cardigan - New Release and tester roundup

Because you keep asking, we have been working hard on increasing the size range on our older patterns! Next up is the Girly Cardigan Jacket. Now available from 6M thru to 12Y!!! In the shop
We have also added a few options to make this one reversible if you choose

This can be made with almost any fabric, and works well with both wovens and knits

The perfect addition to any little girl's wardrobe

Once again - all the testers did an amazing job...check it out

Thank you to all the testers - amazing job!


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