Monday, 18 June 2018

Testing pattern

Today 1'm testing a pattern for a company that i've tested for several times 😁,its a warm humid day with a cloudy sky so sewing is my happy place today. 
I chose a stripe fabric for one version & pattern & lace for the other. Actually my grandaughter chose the pattern &
Pattern will be releasing soon so watch this space. 

Friday, 8 June 2018

Sansahash Blog Tour Giveaway .......

I am so so happy to be chosen to blog for Sansahash in this tour.My first ever blog tour and I am blessed to be among such talented ladies . I was given a choice of pattern that I wanted to make, I could hack or mash that pattern. So many ideas formed and I decided the Imari shorts would be my choice,these shorts have two options, a bubble leg or a flat, I chose the flat, I added Mila to complete this outfit as I have made it several times and it's a favorite in my granddaughters wardrobe.

I didn't hack my Imari as I simply love the tailored look of these shorts, they fit the body so beautifully that i didn't want to change that.This pattern has a very professional look and feel yet suitable for all sewers of all stages to make.

I added a little detail on the pockets as my fabric stripes were thin and I think it suited the over all look. 

These shorts just fit so beautifully we have already cut 2 more pairs to sew up . 

To complete the outfit I used Mila and hacked to add a lattice look to the back and a double lace finish so the short design is not hidden. 

What little girl would not love to wear this,its cute, stylish, and of course handmade, let your child stand out with your wonderful creations from Sansahash. You can also join the Sansahash facebook group where there are very talented ladies only too willing to help and share their knowledge freely :) 

You can pop on over to Sansahash righ now and get your Imari for 50% off for the next 24 hours, also you can get Mila for 40%  as ALL patterns are 40%  off until the end of the blog tour.

But wait......The tour’s not over yet, and you don’t want to miss the other bloggers – they are all amazingly talented seamstresses, and I’ve been honored to be in their company! Up next is 
  •  bydagbjort and, and you can see the whole lineup below with their blog links and datesThe day their blog goes online, the patterns they blog about will be sold with a 50% reduction also!
to be in with a chance to win Imari or a pattern of you choice all you have to do is...
1. Follow all the participants in the blog tour, blog,facebook,instagram.
2. Leave 4 words or more on the posts.

 I will choose a winner after step 1 & 2 have been completed.
 You can win a pattern of your choice from the entire sansahash webshop. This giveaway is open world-wide for everybody 18 and above. A winner will be chosen when the tour ends.. Just follow the link to the rafflecopter and make sure you complete the rafflecopter list. it’s that easy. After the deadline a winner will be chosen. If you already own the imari pattern, you can choose another pattern.

 Even more good news for you: because of the release of the dutch version of Imari, it will be on sale for just 5euro.

Line-up of all seamstresses participating in the blog tour and the day they will be sharing their creations:
June 5th:
June 6th:
June 7th:
June 8th
June 9th:
June 10th
June 11th:

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

new sewing machine

Got a new machine this week & i am so excited . It's a Janome & as I already have a Janome embriodery machine I know this will also be a work horse . Testing patterns at the moment and it is proving to be a dream to work with.Thankful to have such a great husband that supports my sewing obession & buisness ;)

so much to do so little

Been a busy week plus. Sick grandson & meeting deadlines for pattern testing.
Darragh scratched his thumb on a wall Thursday & ended up in hospital with a surgeon lancing his finger on Tuesday ughhhhh. Pattern testing for a few companies at the moment so i just dont have enough hours in the day. I tested for Karrington paige designs & im so inlove with their patterns. I love being part of their team .
I made the Kaelo for my grandaughter and she loves it. This is an awesome pattern as its a 2 piece and so very versatile. Saoirse is owning her hippie phase at the moment so we had a fun shoot.
Pop on over to and see all the beautiful makes .

Saturday, 31 March 2018

It's been far too long....

It's been at least 7 years since i have blogged (lost my old blog because of that. I am sad but i managed to get all my pictures from it). So much has happened in that time. Another beautiful grand baby, a little girl called Layla, our 2nd princess. Sometimes i feel guilty for being so lucky in life but i don't take a moment for granted.
 Family bridges built after years and new cousins for my grandchildren to have in their lives. Life is short and no problem or issues should be allowed to fester, talk it out,scream if you have too but don't sleep on it,sort it,you will be happier if you do.
We are getting ready for the Easter bunny's arrival tonight,there is great excitement ,Saoirse is waiting in anticipation of what she will Looking forward to sitting with family at the table tomorrow and making memories.
Happy Easter to all xx

Princess Layla :)

Saoirse and Isabel

Saoirse being sassy :)