Patterns

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Pattern Update

Small victory = finishing up designing the front of my pattern envelopes. Also, updating Craftsy and my shop with them. So exciting to create. “The compelling thing about making art – or making anything, I suppose – is the moment when the vaporous, insubstantial idea becomes a solid there, a thing, a substance in a […] Read more…

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Open Call….

For pattern testers that is! Do you love sewing? Want to try out something new? I’m currently looking for people to give my patterns a try (and get some feedback in return!). How it works? You get in touch & I send you a pattern free of charge. You give it a try (promptly, within […] Read more…

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Pattern Peek

I’ll take a little break from sharing baby clothes to share with you my other recent creative endeavor–designing pattern envelopes for my patterns. I hope at some point to offer print and not just digital patterns. For right now I want to be sure to have some cohesive branding/packaging even if they’re purely digital. As […] Read more…

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A day for embroidery.

Today I started working on this…another sample of my embroidery pattern, Sly as a Fox, Wise as an Owl. It’s been rather fun picking out floss colors from my rather large (and also rather tangled) stash. Perhaps sometime I’ll organize it onto cute cards like these: {found here} I also got around to putting this […] Read more…

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A Book

Hmm, this pattern felt a little like writing a book–perhaps it’s the 22 pattern pieces, or maybe all those diagrams for each step–either way, I’m keeping up with releasing a new pattern each day! This time I made a pattern for my quiet book–a definite Nifty Kidstuff customer favorite and perhaps one of the more […] Read more…

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A New Pattern in Store

The pattern of the day today is…. Goldilocks & the Three Bears finger puppets! I can’t tell you how many finger puppets I have stitched in the past couple years but my guess is over 1000. They are a fun and quick sewing project (perfect if you like a little instant gratification from your sewing). […] Read more…

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Writing Patterns

When I relaunched my website last week, one little section wasn’t quite finished: patterns. I’ve decided that I quite like the idea of writing patterns to sell instead of trying to be a one person sweatshop and crank out a million and one handmade toys. So instead I’m shifting my focus to spreading a little […] Read more…