Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Ty and other stuff

I can't tell you how long I've waited to get my hands on Ty Pennington! OK so it's only his fabric that I've snagged for now but you've got to start somewhere.
I ordered 2 colourways of his new range from Julie just before Christmas and it turned up yesterday. It's lovely! Masculine enough to keep men happy but in touch with its' feminine side too ;-)
I'm planning a project with these lovelies but you'll have to wait until February to see that!
While I'm on the topic of fabrics I thought I'd better show you my fab Christmas presents: Countdown to Christmas jelly roll, Little Apples jelly roll and Cosmo Cricket fat quarters....yum!
Lots of new dies for my Accuquilt Go!Baby...
...and lots of books for inspiration! How lucky was I?!
As part of my obligatory New Year ruminations I decided that I need to get another free tutorial up here. With this in mind, I made a cover for hubby's new kindle yesterday and I'm in the process of writing a tutorial for it. It takes so long to write a tutorial, I can't imagine how people do it regularly! I know it's pretty basic but I like to think that beginners may happen upon this blog and find it useful, so for all you clever peeps please bear with me, I'm not trying to teach Grandma to suck eggs ;)
Another of my New Year ruminations involved the design of a bag pattern which might have retail potential. I'm not talking big bucks here, just a minimal amount for a pdf pattern. Today I started work on that too. I've got a very clear idea of where I'm going with this but in the meantime I'm trialling the idea on muslin. I'm not risking my precious fabrics on a prototype.
I'd love to enlist 5 pattern testers for when I've got the pattern written, so if any of you would be interested in offering your services I'd be really grateful and I'm sure there'd be a little something in it for you ;) I promise not to sulk too much if no-one has the time!
Catch you soon x


  1. Hey there,

    I'd love to test out the pattern for the bag once you get round to writing it. Love making bags.

    Kat x

  2. Oooh what a lot of great sewing swag you scored for Christmas! I love making bags so I'll happily pattern test for you.

  3. I love bags....i'd test if you want someone. It would just depend on how fast a turnaround you need/want.

  4. Oh wow, you got some lovely pressies! The two stitching book look good (they'be been on my wishlist lol)

  5. You got some lovely presents! Good luck with the pattern and testing...I'd love to help but I'm not sure I can commit at the moment...if you end up needing an extra person please shout!

  6. Ohh lovely books and fabric, lucky you.

  7. Lots of lovely goodies there! Good for you branching out! Good luck! Jxo

  8. Some fab pressies there - just in case you didn't spot it, Mandy at Simply Solids has Cosmo Cricket Jelly Roll on sale at £20. I got a few CC fat 1/4s and almost made up a Kindle cover for myself with it but changed my plans last minute.
    Keep me on the back burner for bag testing if you are desperate!

  9. I'd be happy to test it for you. My mum has a Kindle so I could make a case for her.

  10. Happy to help if needed, but I think you have a queue!!
    Great pressies! x

  11. oooh, lovely Christmas goodies!

  12. Let me know if you need an extra pattern tester!


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