Friday, 26 June 2015

Free Pattern Friday - 4

Hi everyone

Welcome to...


This week's great free pattern is...



This one is next on my quilt making list...
I just have to finish the other 4 I have already 1/2 started ;P

So if your into freebies, remember to check back here or on FB next Friday :D

If you'd like to submit a free pattern for me to share one Free Pattern Friday, then please email me at emma@formylittlemonster.com :)

Happy sewing!
Emma

Friday, 19 June 2015

Free Pattern Friday - 3

Hi everyone

Welcome to...


This week's great free pattern is...


The Good-to-go messenger bag by two pretty poppets!
I think this one will be loved by young and old once made :)

So if your into freebies, remember to check back here or on FB next Friday :D

If you'd like to submit a free pattern for me to share one Free Pattern Friday, then please email me at emma@formylittlemonster.com :)

Happy sewing!
Emma

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Birthday swap

Hi everyone

Last year my "hexie" girls and I decided we should do a birthday swap, coz our christmas swap was just sooooo good :)

I was lucky enough to get Danielle as my partner, so I set about making something I hoped she would love...

A paper pieced sewing machine cover 
(the sewing machine paper piecing pattern was this one from Quiet play)

I designed the cover myself, using the measurements of her sewing machine - yes finding out what machine she had took a lot of stalking!

I also made sure to incorporate a pocket on the side, as I think I would find one helpful for storing little bits and pieces.  I used some fusible fleece (H630) on all the panels, and quilted the front panel in some small straight-ish lines.  I used Auriful thread in cream to sew this beauty together too. 

Danielle had some specific likes, she liked fabrics by Jennifer PaganelliJoel Dewberry.  she preferred reds, pinks, blues and greens and she liked small geometric or dusk mask designs. 

Hubby travels to the US a few times a year (for work), so I purchased the red and pink Jenny Eliza fabric (designed by Jennifer Paganelli for Joann's) thinking she wouldn't have it and would love to receive something special made from fabric she couldn't get...except her hubby also traveled to the US recently and bought her some of the SAME fabric - oh well I hope she likes what I've made her anyway.

I paired the gift with some smaller items I made just for her,  an open wide zipper pouch (my new favourite pouch to make!), made with Joel Dewberry and melly and me fabric; and a hoop organiser - and yes I used dusk mask fabric for that :) (I actually think I may have purchased the fabric from her in a destash she had a while back, but I'm not 100% sure about that ;D).


I also included a needle dome, some pretty tape, some vintage doilies (she collects them), a ric rac scarf pattern and some YUMMY chocolate ;) 

I love what I have created for her, and I now have 2 more of these machine covers on my to-do list as I really wanted to keep the one I made her ;P  So will have to make myself one or two in the near future...
Emma
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Friday, 12 June 2015

Free Pattern Friday - 2

Hi everyone

Welcome to...


This week's great free pattern is...


The Trail Tote by Noodlehead :)

So if your into freebies, remember to check back here or on FB next Friday :D

If you'd like to submit a free pattern for me to share one Free Pattern Friday, then please email me at emma@formylittlemonster.com :)

Happy sewing!
Emma

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Finishing off some blocks for a swap...

Hi everyone :)

I haven't posted pictures of my finished blocks for a my hexie block swap partners in AGES...so here are some I have finished both recently and not so recently ;P

For Jacquie

For Danielle

For Kristy

For Sherrilee

I still have 3 to finish...and they are WAY overdue...so I had better get off the computer and get stitching ;)
Emma
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Friday, 5 June 2015

Free Pattern Friday - 1

Hi everyone

I'm going to be sharing (over on FB) some great free patterns I have stumbled across...so why not share it here on the blog too?!

So welcome to the very 1st...


This week's great free pattern is...

(Which I have made - check it out!)

So if your into freebies, remember to check back here or on FB next Friday :D

If you'd like to submit a free pattern for me to share one Free Pattern Friday, then please email me at emma@formylittlemonster.com :)

Happy sewing!
Emma
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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Superhero obsessed...

Hi everyone

T is at that age where he is superhero obsessed!  It must be a 3yr old thing ;P

Anyway, we were out shopping one day and we saw a superhero t-shirt in the ladies department at Kmart.  T said I just HAD to get it, we didn't have time to try it on, so I purchased it thinking I would bring it back if it looked bad.  We got home and I tried it on, and it just wasn't for me...but before I packed it back up to take back, I had a brain wave...chop it up and make T some t-shirts that he will LOVE!

And that is just what I did :)


Now if your observant you will notice that I have managed to make T an extra t-shirt...yep that is a batman one you spy!  I made it from scraps from the batman hat I made him last summer.

He was ecstatic and wore his new Dare Devil one the very day I finished them, that made one mama very happy :)
Emma