Sewing room makeover all finished!

Posted on November 18, 2011

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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Selling at Craft Markets and Fairs: How to Set Up Your Stall for Success!

Posted on September 16, 2011

Kristen (USA) from What the Pup?! Makes unique polymer clay pet tags and jewelry that are just fabulous for any pampered pet.  She’s also very savvy when it comes to selling at Craft Fairs and has written this fab guest post fro us all!

All the photos I comment on are of Sarah’s fabulous stall from Cotton Kiwi (NZ). She’s a pro when it comes to setting up her table … plus she runs Devonport Craft...

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306 Dolls for the children of Indonesia.

Posted on September 09, 2011

Friends Peace Teams to Indonesia began after the 2004 tsunami devastated Aceh. Nadine Hoover, travels to Indonesia to help tsunami and war survivors in Aceh and North Sumatra and she set up this wonderful Doll Drive for the children.

“Play structured to support the development of young children greatly supports the development of parents and teachers as well when they engage in the play themselves....

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Ribbon Tag Owls for Children in Hospital

Posted on September 03, 2011

Cynde (USA) who is a member of the Hoag Hospital auxiliary in Newport Beach CA has been busy making my Ribbon Tag Owls.

Aren’t they cute!!! And what makes these little guys twice as lovely is that Cynde is making them to give to each of the children that enter the Hoag Hospital Emergency Room!!

What a fantastic idea Cynde! Something sweet and cuddly to put a smile on a kiddie winks face!
Thanks so...

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How to Use Cotton Appliqués Instead of Felt, A Doll And Softie Making Tutorial

Posted on September 02, 2011
Want to create a different look for your Dolls and Softies? Why not try cotton appliqués instead of felt ones.

“But Sarah, cotton frays!!!” I hear you cry … this is true, but there are a number of ways around this.

Here are my Top 3 Methods. Best of all, they are fast and really easy!
My Pocket Princess Sewing Pattern has a Cotton Hair Applique Tutorial included in it!

1) Add a Seam Allowance.


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How to Whip Stitch - fab for felt!

Posted on August 30, 2011

The whip stitch is ever so easy and fast. Some people close there softie with a whip stitch but I don’t recommend it for that as it makes the softie look unfinished and a tad ugly if I say so myself … I always choose the invisible Ladder Stitch to close.

However, the whip stitch is lovely and secure (so good when making toys for kiddies under 3), and is great for closing fabrics with multiple...

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

Posted on August 11, 2011

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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