Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Link Sharing #4

I can’t believe how fast this week has gone with another Friday Link Sharing post to be published. I hope you find something of value amongst these links.

Photo copyright, Jessica from A Crafty Blog & More

Fleece fabric has always been a part of my fabric stash for many years and would imagine it to be the same for many people who have sewn clothing. Jessica from A Crafty Blog & More has come up with a great idea of making A Fleece Hat Pattern – Under an Hour to Make!  You can see an example of the hat in the image above. I can imagine my own grandchild doing the exact pose, so very cute! evil grin smileys

Melissa Mortenson from The Polka Dot chair has a tutorial post on Moda Bake Shop. The post is Angela’s Diaper Bag and gee it is so pretty. It would be a wonderful gift to make for any new mum and perhaps even for those things that we also like to carry around with us.

Golly I am starting to realise this Fridays Link Sharing is all about tutorials, as I have another one to share!

Newbies to sewing and quilting are often on the lookout for how to sew borders for their quilts, especially as there are so many ways to finishing off a quilt. Sew4home has a tutorial on How to Make a Border with Mitered Corners. The Tips & Resources is a page worth visiting as well.

Well that is another Fridays Link Sharing post hitting the dust…happy sewing everybody!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Royal Giveaway

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Clare’s Craftroom is having not one but three giveaways for her 100th post. The example in the image above is the first prize; isn’t it wonderful! If you would like to enter, go to The “Royal” 100th Post Giveaway! and join in.

Good luck! :D


Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Link Sharing #3

Sasha in bed - blogGee we are having wet and cold days of late.  For the family farm, mud is money at this time of the year so I had better not complain about it. Click on the thumbnail above and see how Sasha, my papillon starts her night in her bed. She is quite funny about it as she will even pull up the crochet blanket higher if we haven’t done it right. The crochet blanket is one that I made for her when she was a tiny pup. Sasha has never attempted to destroy it and treats it like her blankie as any child would, hence the blanket is now called blankie. She will go and find her crochet blanket if we command her to “bring blankie here”… lolaim smileys

Ok now onto some links. I haven’t that many as I have been pretty busy, but I think the first one will more than make up for it, especially if you haven’t seen this website before.

Who loves free patterns? I know I do but don’t know when I am going to get a chance to try a few of them out, but hey I like a challenge. For those that would like to add some extra patterns to their own collection, do take a look at this very long list at free quilting patterns, free quilt blocks, quilter techniques at Susan Druding website There is sure to be something there for everybody. Also make sure you check some of the links on the home page, because there is a wealth of information their as well. For example the Links to many more of Susan’s Quilting Articles.

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet: I do get so frustrated with the fitted sheets, especially the new ones that have the elastic all around the edge. I found this website with good diagrams showing how to fold fitted sheets that do look very tidy once finished. You may also find it useful.

Half  Hexagon quilting is a good way to make a quilt if you want it to happen a lot quicker by sewing machine, than sewing by hand.  Abyquilt has a great Hexagon Quilt Tutorial with lots of images as well.

I do hope you have enjoyed this post.