Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Soon you will be able to do exactly that every month because starting in April, I will be launching a new way to stay connected with everything that is happening at Pollywoggles, through an email Newsletter!
This is going to be a way for me to share with you not only about new or re-released patterns, but you're also going to get a glimpse at some other aspects of my busy and creative life.
PLUS, I've updated my Reversible Headband pattern and you can get it for FREE... whether you sign up for the newsletter OR just want to try the pattern!
One week from today is Christmas Eve, and that means it is coming down to the end for getting holiday sewing done. I still have one more pair of Simcoe pajamas waiting to be stitched together, and a few little things yet to finish. Speaking of little things, while I was working on the Patchwork Christmas Stars that I shared with you a couple weeks ago, I also spent some time on these little guys... Gingerbread Men!
Here at Pollywoggles we are counting down 'till Christmas and as of today there are only three more weeks to go! If your fabric stash looks anything like mine, this time of year is when you start to realize how much scrap Christmas fabric you have... and start wondering what to do with it. Here is a simple project to use up a whole bunch of small pieces and make a unique handmade gift or decoration at the same time.
I love these as a unique bunting hung from around our living and dining room with twine and using those little tiny clothespins that you can pick up at craft or dollar stores (look in the scrapbooking section). They are also cute hung on your tree, or used as gift toppers in place of tags.
If you haven't realized it yet, there is less than six weeks to go until Christmas, and I know that for many of us this means there is a lot of activity happening on our cutting mats and sewing desks (or living room floors and kitchen tables as the case may be). This year, I have plans for new Skyler & Jordan pajamas for all three of my kids that they can wear on Christmas Eve! One of the challenges of sewing for children is keeping up with how quickly they grow. My daughter just had a birthday and she informed me in no uncertain terms this this means she is "much taller now". And I've certainly noticed my boys have been eating more these last couple months, as if they were preparing to hibernate (hmm... if only kids did slow down in winter instead of the inevitable cabin fever...). To help me keep track of what size they will be in this winter, I've created some FREE printable recording sheets for their body measurements. And of course I'm sharing them with you!
Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the digital world. When I'm not designing (or, more likely, attempting to keep up with housework or schooling my three rug rats!) you'll probably find me with my nose in a book, escaping for a few precious moments into a world of fiction or learning with single-minded focus about my latest interest. Here, I'd like to share with you some of the things that I'm currently working on and a bit about all the ways I like to keep my creative juices flowing!
Just for Fun...