Friday, 8 December 2017

Day #6 - Half Way... 12 Days of Christmas '17

Hello there to everyone...

Another lovely day today.....a little overcast, might rain, some sun peeking through. Can only hope it stays this way...




Its Day #6 already and that means we're half way with our giveaway patterns... Time feels as if it is flying....







Today we have a cute little Rubber Ducky block

Same as the others - the pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the intermediate level.
Some of the patterns are much easier than the others with only a few sections to sew together, and then some are much more 'work' but in the end - all are super cute!


You can find your Free for the day Duck pattern HERE in my Craftsy Shop...<<<<<

I hope you love this little guy just as much and enjoy sewing it up...


I was asked about the Craftsy shop and Yes, I do have all my patterns over in the Craftsy site, and then a few EBooks in Payhip. Some are at EQ Shop too. Quick links in the right side bar...
I have to use Paypal because its the only way my bank here in South Africa will allow the money to be transferred to me.

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On another note entirely.....

The Block of the Month for 2018......
I've finally decided what to do and I've settled on making 12 Bird blocks with a strong 
Charley Harper flavour...
I hope you'll join us on this adventure too...








Marian from Seams to be Sew 
is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Day #5 - 12 Days of Christmas

Hello all...

It's still raining out there..... and I'm loving it! I usually feel a little off colour when the sun isn't shining, but with those over the top hot days we've had this summer, I don't mind the cold or the wet....

Yesterday the internet was soooo slow it wouldn't even upload the images to the blog.... so frustrating!! and when my hubby came home and I'm ranting on about it, he goes to test it and .... but of course its working properly now..... so typical...



Anyhoo.....


Today we have a cute little Rocket with an Astronaut in it...
The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the intermediate level.

As usual it's FREE for the day....


Get your Rocket pattern Here in my Craftsy Shop....<<<<<


I also wanted to show you all the border pattern I made for the Toys. It's a cute Train seen from above. It measures (10x40" (26x102cm).

I will add it with the Rocking Horse to my shop when our 12 small patterns are finished.




This is the plan with the train or without....





















I hope you enjoy sewing them all up!






Marian from Seams to be Sew is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Day #4 - 12 Days of Christmas

Hello to everyone...

I trust everyone is enjoying the patterns...

Today we have a cute Top on our line up.


The photos do not want to load today  --   who knows.....

Here is the Link to my Craftsy Shop to go and get the Top pattern.


As usual the pattern measures 10" (26cm). This pattern only has 3 sections to it... worked out great!

I hope you enjoy sewing all of them up!


Remember to also visit Marian at Seams to be Sew for your other Free for the day pattern.


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Day #3 of the 12 Days of Christmas...


Hello everyone!

I woke up to a rainy day and I'm loving it! These past few days the sun has had no mercy... Summer is here and its going to be a scorcher!

For those of you who are confused..... I live in Pretoria - South Africa.











Okay, lets get on with Day #3




Today we have a 'staple' in any toy box.....
Its a cute as can be - 'Lil Bear.........






The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the intermediate level.

You can grab your Bear pattern HERE in my Craftsy Shop. <<<<<


When you are looking in my profile at all the patterns - it will default to the recommended patterns which haven't been updated by Craftsy in a while. You only need to find the "sort by tab" on the right side and change that to newest and all the patterns will show up.


I hope you enjoy sewing them all up!






Marian from Seams to be Sew is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.



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Monday, 4 December 2017

Day #2 of our 12 Days of Christmas...


Hello to everyone!

Im really so glad that so many have decided to join in this year and are already loving the patterns.

The only thing is that it would seem that not too many read all the blog post before running off to go and grab up a pattern..... These blocks are only available as free patterns for one (1) day. By the same time tomorrow it will be a paid pattern.  It's up to you to visit and get yours.

Lets look at Day #2....


Its a cute little wooden horse..



The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the intermediate level.

The pattern will be available here on a quick link in my Craftsy Shop  <<<<

When you are looking in my profile at all the patterns - it will default to the recommended patterns which haven't been updated by Craftsy in a while. You only need to find the "sort by tab" on the right side and change that to newest and all the patterns will show up.

I hope you enjoy sewing them all up!









Marian from Seams to be Sew is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.



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(when you open the shop.... click on the right side 'sort by tab' and press NEWEST.... then everything will show up)




Friday, 1 December 2017

Festive Season kickoff....

Hello there to everyone!!

Today certainly is going to be a busy day!
We have the last in the Block of the Month babies as well as the start to our 12 Days of Christmas blocks.





Let's start with our BoM - Wild Babies....

This is our last block for the year on this theme.... makes me a little sad because they were so cute and so many babies didn't get in.

I hope you have all had fun with these cute animal blocks and have managed to make a few of them...

I'm still not sure on what to make for next year, but we will be having something amazing coming in January.....




For December we have a sweet little Red Panda cub.




Our zoo here in Pretoria has a few of these cuties... they're not always visible because they sleep most of the day away, but when you do get to see them they melt your heart. Such cute little faces....so fuzzy.....

I was watching a video a few days ago on FB from the Cincinnati Zoo where they were discussing and feeding the Red Pandas...oh my goodness, such a cuteness overload...











 Our cute block was sewn up for us by Joan Wintersgill of Texas. She had already finished it so long ago that I had to go and make sure yesterday and  I wasn't just thinking it...

Thanks Joan, I love it! its really so very cute!



Thanks to everyone who helped with making a block this year - I really appreciate all your help.






The block measures 16" (41cm) and is on the intermediate level. I really hope you enjoy this one too!
The block is available in my Craftsy shop.... FREE for December.


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Today is also the start of the 12 Days of Christmas....






I didn't want to make another Seasonal background pattern this year - because they don't sell very well during the rest of the year and I need to sell patterns to make any money...

So  -  I decided I wanted something that could say "Christmas" but also be used in other quilts during the year too - Maybe for the grandkids or even your own little ones...


This year my theme for the 12 Days blocks is "Toys"
The blocks will be running until the 18 December.
No blocks on the weekends....





This is a look at where I'm going with these patterns.
The 12 blocks that surround the center block will be our One Day Free patterns and the Horse will be sold in my Craftsy shop when we are finished with the 12 Days. I tried to make blocks that were for both boys and girls.

All smaller blocks measure 10" (26cm) and the larger center block measures 20" (51cm).

These 12 patterns will be put into my Craftsy shop and as usual they will be free for a period of 24 hours. I will post the new one at 9.00am here where I live in SA and once it gets back to me the next day it will then be on sale.



For our First Day of Christmas we have a DRUM... a very cute block. 
The block measures 10" (26cm) and is on the Intermediate Level.



Get your  block here in my Craftsy Shop.

(its Saturday now, and so it will be on sale)
Next one on Monday!!

I hope you enjoy sewing them all up!



Marian from Seams to be Sew is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.
Don't fret if her blog only shows up much later it's just a matter of time zones.


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Monday, 27 November 2017

Time Off...

Hello everyone...


This week I will be having some time off from blogging. Not that Im going anywhere, I will still be at home finishing up on a few things and getting ready for the rush at the end of the month.

If you need to email me I will still be available.

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Friday, 24 November 2017

Gnomes - Day 5


Hello everyone...

Today is the last day of Gnomes parading around the blog...
I'm adding both Gnome #5 and Gnome #6 to the line up because I want to finish this off today. I will be away from the blog until next Friday which is then the turn of the Block of the Month for December and the start of the 12 Days of Christmas....




This is Gnome #5

His name is Anders and he loves to grow prize winning huge mushrooms.
This is the official photo he sent in to the Scandanavian Horticultural Society....
Hold thumbs that he wins the prize...




The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the intermediate level.











This is Gnome #6

His name is Lars.
He's into watching the night sky and the stars.
Love that plait in the beard!





The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and also on the intermediate level.










All the patterns are in my Craftsy Shop...
Thanks for your support - I really appreciate it!!

I'll be at home so I'll still be able to email etc, but I just have so much other work to catch up on.
See you all on 1 December...




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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Gnomes Day 4


Hello to everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the USA... I hope you have a wonderful day!


Today we have our Gnome #4 doing his march to the shop...



This is Sigvard from Denmark... 

He loves to go out and find the perfect tree and then hang some decorations for passers by... such a nice guy.... they seem to have taken them tho'... his wife Stina is going to have a fit...

The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the intermediate level

I've added him to the rest in my Craftsy Shop...





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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Gnomes Day #3


Hi there everyone...

Today is already Day #3 of our Gnomes parade....

Here we see our third Gnome -
He's Nils now living in Norway...

If you ever wonder what happened to that Swedish Holgersson boy.... well here he is... still living with those geese....slightly older..
His hat is adorned with a golden acorn... just 'cause its cute!



This brings back so many memories........



The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the intermediate level
I've added it to my Craftsy shop


Have a great day!





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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Gnome Day 2


Hi there,
another scorching day here in Pretoria....
Last week there was an icy wind blowing - now I miss it...

Today is our Day 2 of the Gnome Parade and our second little character is up...


This is Sven, he's from Sveden and he likes to sving... these days he lives in Svindon...

Pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the Intermediate level.

He'll also be marching off to the Craftsy shop.





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Monday, 20 November 2017

A week of Gnomes.....

Hi there everyone...

I have a 2 week period where I don't have anything to do... I can't believe it....
Im sitting here thinking "what am I going to do for these 2 weeks?"

So.....

I made a Gnome pattern - because the one for the magazine is so dang cute, I decided to make a few more...


This one is a Scandanavian gnome.... His name is Bjorn..... He lives in the forest and collects mushrooms - to eat I guess - but judging from his size, I think he knows where McDonalds is too....
Pattern measures 10"(26cm) and is on the intermediate level.

The pattern will be available in my Craftsy Shop....


I'm going to parade the Gnomes this week and then maybe have a bit of a blog rest until the end of Nov. and work on my fabric pattern designs. Here's a preview of two of them....




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** Remember the 1 - 18 December is our "12 Days of Christmas" patterns
together with Marian from Seams to be Sew....




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(when you open the shop.... click on the right side menu and press NEWEST.... then everything will show up)