The first pattern update of 2019 has been released, and it's with perfect timing for those of us in the North who were hit over the weekend by a snowy winter storm. Designed specifically for fleece, this pattern is another cozy addition for your Pollywoggles Collection!
Sometimes a quick craft is just the thing to get you in a festive mood. I wanted to add something new to our Christmas tree this year, and stumbled across a few different ideas for using cinnamon sticks (of which I have a lot) to make Christmas ornaments. While my first few attempts resulted in utter failure (apparently I am not particularly good at cutting cinnamon sticks without breaking them... nor at making a star that looks star-shaped), I finally found a triangle ornament by Tag & Tibby that I thought was simple and charming.
As soon as I glued my first cinnamon sticks into the triangle shape... my eye fell onto the remnants of my failed attempts to cut cinnamon sticks into tiers, and INSPIRATION struck! All my triangle needed was a "trunk", and it was a perfect Christmas tree.
Just a quick post today to let everyone know that just in time for winter sewing, Muskoka has just had new Rectangle and A0 Large Format files added to your purchase!
Muskoka has so much amazing value already with all the Expansion Pack options making this one of the more versatile patterns in my collection. Now, ALL pattern pieces that were included only as cutting charts are now also available to be printed (which includes all bindings plus the pieces for the split collar option). In addition, an A0 size Large Format PDF has also been added, which includes ALL pattern pieces for ALL options. This means that your purchase includes 4 PDFs... the original Muskoka Dress, the Expansion Pack which gives the basic pattern 6 additional options, PLUS the new rectangle pieces and Large Format PDFs.
Check out the latest Muskoka I created... this is the split collar option in a beautiful blue stretch velvet with white fleece trim!
All those who already own Muskoka have already been sent an email with the new pattern files. A few proof-reading errors in the original patterns have also been cleaned up, so you will also get new copies of the basic pattern and Expansion Pack to replace the files in your collection. If you haven't seen your email yet, please check your spam/junk folder and if it isn't there then contact me and I'll make sure you get it!
One of the most practical patterns in my collection has just gotten better... Simcoe can now be made as a Nightgown! The original Simcoe pajama pattern features a 2-piece set that combines woven fabric with knit bands and includes long and short options. This new Add-on to the original, uses the same no-closure design and knit collar and sleeve cuffs, but now features a classic mid-calf length skirt or a vintage 'babydoll' shortie!
Have you ever sewn something super sweet and girly and thought to yourself "what this really needs is a cute little bow!"... but then tried to tie a simple bow out of ribbon and ended up just making a mess? I have (obviously, or why on earth would I bring it up?). The reason I'm asking the question though is because I found the answer! A while back, I stumbled upon a method for tying tiny bows that completely changed everything; now, I actually look for reasons to make pretty little bows! "What is this magical secret?", you ask... well, go get a fork and I will explain...
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!
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