Aug 14, 2017

Australia's no.1 Craft Magazine Homespun Feature

Super excited to have my Quick Kids Koala & Wombat featured in Australia's no.1 Crafting Magazine- Homespun - hooray!! Let's encourage our little ones to learn a new skill - these are sew easy they can make them all by themselves!

Can't get the mag?! Don't worry they'll be in the DADD shop soooon! ️️️️
Hugs and happy sewing!! 
Sarah xxxxx
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Mar 07, 2017

Congrats to Emese Dömösi for her Amazing Etsy Blog Feature!

Congratulations to Emese Dömösi​ for her Amazing Etsy Blog Feature!!!  Hooray!! we at DADD are all so proud of you!   Thank You so much for mentioning/crediting DollsAndDaydreams! We will be sending you a FREE pattern of your choice!  

Hooray for Superhero dolls and bunnies! Check out Emese shop on Etsy!

Want to get a Free Pattern?  Find out more about our customer appreciation Here!
 Happy Sewing from Sarah
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Dec 01, 2016

12 Days of NEW Pattern Releases!!

 Our 12 Days of Christmas Starts today!  Come and Join in the fun EVERY day for a NEW pattern and a Secret Santa Surprise! Only in the DADD Dolly making Group!
 Happy Sewing from Sarah
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Oct 26, 2015

Introducing Gift Cards!

I'm excited to announce that Dolls And Daydreams now offers Gift Cards Hooray!   
Don't know what to ask for for you next Birthday/Christmas?  
Ta Da!  Problem Solved!
Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? 
Give them the gift of Creativity!
Hugs And Happy Sewing Everyone! Sarah xxx
 Happy Sewing from Sarah
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Oct 20, 2015

File Sharing is Wrong, Plain & Simple

Some days you just need a hug. Yesterday was a tough day. I found out that 6 members of my Facebook Doll Making Group have been sharing my original copyrighted designssewing and embroidery patterns with others in a horrid free for all pattern sharing group. This was no accident, I have screen shots where they gleefully welcome each other to the group, I quote “Hi all, you know why we are here so...
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Sep 11, 2015

My Skeleton Softie Patterns were featured in Stuffed Magazine

My Skeleton Softie pets were featured in Stuffed Magazine! I'm so chuffed! Hooray!

  Want to get featured in MY NEWSLETTER!!!! Post your Skeleton Pets in my Facebook Group HERE! and I will pick One Lucky Winner!!!!

It's the Vol 8. Issue 2 Autumn 2015 if anyone wants to read my ramblings lol

Don't forget NEW Mummy Pattern OUT Tomorrow Morning!!!!

★ See my full Halloween Range Here! 

 Happy Sewing from Sarah
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Aug 31, 2015

The Dolls And Daydreams™ Pattern Catalogues are HERE!

Ever wanted a quick print out Dolls And Daydreams Pattern Reference Catalogue?  Look no further, now you can print out my full store with cute little photos references in a compact PDF! Hooray!  Never double order again! Check the patterns you have ... need ... can't live without!
These include ALL of my patterns spanning from Jan 2011 - Aug 2015, WOW! 

Download your Free DADD Sewing Pattern...
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May 15, 2015

Merbaby Sewing Pattern is Here!

Merbaby Mermaids

Meet my Merbabies Sewing Pattern, cute Baby Mermaid Dolls that are 13" (33 cm) tall from cotton and felt fabrics. Splish Splash! 
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Sep 15, 2014

5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the bed!

Recognize these Monkeys?! Yup they are made using my pattern! I'm so excited to have teamed up with the talented creators of Pancake Manor for their kids Nursery rhyme "5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed!"

Are you a Cottage Industry? Share this fab fun video on your page and let your clients know you make these cute Monkeys!!

This is the best song ever! My kids have been dancing around the living...
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Jul 08, 2014

Simplicity Pattern 1341 Dolls And Daydreams Stuffed Ballerina Doll!

My Nanna’s favorite sewing patterns where Simplicity, so when the head of the craft department contacted me in June of last year and told me that Simplicity, yes ‘The’ Simplicity, wanted to work exclusively with me to provide the public with my patterns in print, I was over the moon! And now, a year later I’m very proud to introduce you to Simplicity Pattern 1341, Dolls And Daydreams Stuffed...
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Jun 09, 2014

New Geek Sewing Pattern and Interview in Homespun Magazine

Exclusive interview and pattern design for #Homespunmagazine ♡ hooray!   #patternmaker #patterndesign #dollpattern #geek #nerd #schoolboy

I was over the moon when the editor of Homespun, the leading craft magazine in Australia, contacted me to create an exclusive boy pattern for them. The specs ... he must be a nerd! Hahaha Well I loved maths and science at school so this was right up my ally!

Miss Tippy Toes

Pluss, Miss Tippy Toes, my adorable button jointed doll really needed a brother! If you love her you'll love him! And they look utterly...
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May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!!!

When I became a mother, I started Dolly Donations ... my daughter was only a couple of months old. You see I wanted to make sure that every child had their very own doll to love .... and the Haiti earth quake had just happened...

I still LOVE my charity sewing! Look at how happy these little kiddies are with their new babies!!! And I love all of the amazing sewing women around the world I have met...
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May 09, 2014

My Free Charity Doll Sewing Pattern Featured in Craftseller - Britain’s no.1 Craft Magazine!!!

I'm honored to say that My Charity Doll Pattern is Featured in Craftseller, Britain’s no.1 Craft Magazine!!! Wow!!  I am so happy that my little dolly will help spread love around the world!
 Not in the UK? 
 Don't worry you can download the pattern for free HERE, and make a child in need smile today, Hooray!!!
 Happy Sewing from Sarah
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Mar 17, 2014

How to get a Free Dolls And Daydreams Pattern

Congratulations to Melissa (UK) for getting her finished Little Red Riding Hood featured in SEW Magazine!!!!  I am so pleased you enjoyed making her, and thanks so much crediting me!
Melissa, run to your e-mail!!  
There's a FREE Sewing Pattern waiting for you as a Thank You! 

  • Have you sent your finished dolls or softies made using my patterns into a Sewing, Craft or Embroidery Magazine? 
  • Did you cr...
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Jan 01, 2014

Happy New Year! It's 2014 Hooray!!!

Happy New Year Everyone!  Here's to another wonderful year filled with lots of love, happiness 
.. and of course sewing!
I can't wait to see what this year will bring  ;) 
 Happy Sewing from Sarah
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Nov 30, 2013

How I became an Indie Doll Sewing Pattern Maker

Dolls And Daydreams sewing patterns is 3 Years Old Today! WOW how time flies! As some of you might know, I love to send my handmade dolls to children in need around the world through my sister site Dolly Donations.  I started by posting a simple free doll pattern  (My NEW Mini Free doll pattern can be found here) online for all to use and it has grown and grown .... and I that is how I evolved...
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Nov 29, 2013

Black Friday Small Business Saturday Cyber Monday SALE!!!!!

First Ever Sale! #blackfriday #sale #sewingpattern #dollpattern #dolls #kawaii #cute #dollsanddaydreams

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for all of your support and love!  And to show my thanks I thought I would have a  Black Friday Cyber Monday SALE!!!!   It is my first EVER sale!   Why?  Because I like to keep my prices as low as possible all year round :) ......  But this is my little Thank You to all of my loyal customers!!  

You can find all of my hand picked Sale sewing patterns H...
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Aug 15, 2013

Homespun Magazine Teaching Children to Sew 'Top Designer' Feature

I was super excited to be interviewed by Homespun Magazine for their Family-tree Stitching feature of Top Designers in the Sewing World!  What an honor, and my little Miss couldn't believe her eyes that her photo was in 'a book Mummy!!!'.
I really enjoy sewing with my daughter, and even though her tiny toes don't reach the foot pedal, and she needs help guiding her fabric ...... we have so much fun...
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Jul 19, 2013

NEW Sewing Room Make Over DIY

Sewing Room Make Over DIY Dolls And Daydreams 1A
Here's my NEW Sewing Room Make Over!  Ahh it's my slice of Dolls And Daydreams™ Heaven!

Remember where I was before?  It was getting rather crazy trying to fit everything into such a small space ... and once my little girl figured out how to open the baby gate and cut a chuck of her hair with my scissors   ... it was clear I had to move!

I've no before photos, think unfinished basement used for...
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Jul 01, 2013

Free Doll Coat Hanger Template

Here's a Cute free Dolls And Daydreams Tag to pop on your dolls and softies you sell!  
Eeeek, so excited, I've had so many request for a printable Tag ... .....
And Guess What!!!!!  Print the page out onto card stock and you'll have ready made doll clothes hangers for my NEW Doll Range!!!! 
 Happy Sewing from Sarah
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Jun 11, 2013

Interview and Feature in Sew Home UK Magazine!

I was very honored to be contacted by UK Sew Home Magazine for an exclusive Dolls And Daydreams interview in their Business Bites section! So if you'd like to learn more about what I get up to and how to run a successful business with children in mind why not pick up an issue (Issue 49)     :)
It made my day to hear it's out!!!  But what made me even happier is that my wonderful Nanna (86 shhhhh...
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Aug 15, 2012

Pirate Doll for my Son using Crayola Fabric Markers

pirate boy first mate

I had a ton of fun with my daughter making this super cute Pirate for my son using Crayola Fabric Markers. As you know I made an art dolly for my daughter using them not too long ago and I couldn't help but make a First Mate for my little man!

These fabric markers are the best for relaxing in front of the TV after the kiddies have gone down ... or having them help you color in simple shapes and...
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Aug 11, 2012

I'm in the TOP 10 Crafty Pin boards - Thanks Craftseller Magazine!

Craftseller Magazine Pinterest August 2012 top 10 copy

Wow what an honor! My Dress Up Dolls made it to Emma Read's (one of Craftseller Magazines own designers) 'Lovely Finds' Pinterest boards ♥ and was featured in  Craftseller Magazines August issue!!!!!

Craftseller Magazine Pinterest August 2012 dolls and daydreams in the top 10 
Thanks so much to the lovely Katie in the UK for letting me know! Crazy! As I don't get the magazine out here I'd have never had a clue unless someone spotted it!!!! If you ever see my work pop up...
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Jul 22, 2012

My Free Doll Pattern Dolls go to Zimbabwe!

This photo made my week!!! Thank you so much to Sandy for sharing this beautiful moment with me on my Dolly Donations blog.  She made these dollies using my free doll pattern and sent them over to some children in need in Zimbabwe.  Wow! Zimbabwe! And to think I started my Dolly Donations for an orphanage in Haiti..... I love seeing everyone's dollies but to see the excitement on children's faces,...
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Jun 06, 2012

Crayola Fabric Markers - Make your own Art Doll!

Princess Crown Doll Hand Painted Fabric Markers Crayola 
I brought a pack of Crayola Fabric Markers for  my daughter to play with, but after I started doodling a face on a prototype dolly one day & knew I had to have my own set too!!  
  Pocket Princess Doll Hand Painted Fabric Markers Crayola 2 
Here's my Pocket Princess Art DollI made for my daughters 3rd birthday ♥ She was so much fun and there wasn't any bleeding of color which was nice! I lost all track of time as I made her one evening .... Here's how...
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Feb 18, 2012

I was featured in Craftseller Magazine! Hooray!

Craftseller Magazine
Welcome to all the wonderful Ladies who found me after reading about my charity blog Dolly Donations: Sending Love 1 Dolly at a Time in Craftseller Magazine!
I am so honored to be mention and so very grateful you have found me! Hooray!

For anyone interested from my lovely Dolls And Daydreams community,
our current Active Doll Drive is for the Children of Brazil.

And here is a link to my FREE charity...
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Nov 18, 2011

Sewing room makeover all finished!

Well my little blog hiatus is over I'll be back online for regular sewing gossip goodness now that my sewing room is all finished!  Wow.... do i have a lot to tell you ... and show you!  Thank goodness I have such a craft hubby with crazy building skills (and a little help from Ikea) as I was lucky enough to get a fully functioning pattern making room .... in the heart of the house .....

As you...
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Aug 11, 2011

Big Doll Martha's Proceeds to be Donated to Make-A-Wish, Hooray!

Martha has been a very busy young lady! Along with all her friends in the Sewing Sisterhood (AU) she has been traveling around and seeing so much!

She’s very excited as all of her proceeds from her on-line auction and her assorted goodies in early December will be donated to Make-A-Wish® Australia!Which helps support children with life-threatening medical conditions and brings happiness to the...
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