10 Beautiful Spring sewing patterns
Posted on August 15, 2016

10 Beautiful Spring Sewing Patterns

A Crafty Read/ Craft supply/ DIY/ Magazine/ Make/ Top Posts/ Tutorial

The led up to spring is an inspiring time don’t you think! With the coming promise of lovely weather, warm breezes, blooming flowers and walking around in bare feet! Yay! It’s the perfect time to start thinking about what you are going to have on your sewing table for spring!

One Thimble magazine has certainly got you covered on this front with their latest issue (Issue 12) jam-packed with beautiful watercolour and spring sewing patterns. There are 10 PDF patterns all ready to inspire you to sew up a storm (and from beginner up to more advanced levels too).

The patterns range from gorgeous flowing skirts for ladies, cute bow ties for the kids, party dresses for girls and the cutest little unisex romper.  You can see all the patterns listed below – how gorgeous are the photos! (The beautiful imagery is from Poetic Light Photography.)

Each pattern can be purchased individually, or purchase the whole of Issue 12 and get all the pdf patterns plus 25 other helpful sewing articles, tutorials and interviews. Full details below –

10 Beautiful Spring Sewing Patterns

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What is knitting yarn made from
Posted on August 11, 2016

What is knitting yarn made from

Craft/ Craft supply/ Guest Post/ Sponsored

What different types of knitting yarn can you buy?

Knitting can be a really great hobby to start. It’s generally a soothing way to spend your time and you have the added advantage of having something to show for your endeavour at the end of it. If you really enjoy knitting, and find you have a talent for it, you will be amazed at the variety of garments and gifts you can produce.

If you are only just starting out in the world of knitting you may be wondering what different types of knitting tarn you are able to buy. In fact, even experienced knitters may not be aware of all the different types of yarn that are on the market. Here are some of the yarns that you may want to make use of while you are knitting.

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Gift Ideas for a New Mum
Posted on August 7, 2016

Gift ideas for a New Mum

Baby Series/ Mum/ Shopping/ Shopping Guide

Gift ideas for a New Mum

Being a new mum can be a time full of so many mixed emotions; on one hand you are beaming with so much love for your new little baby and on the other hand you are also dead tired, probably aching all over, trying to heal and likely still quite emotional about the journey so far.

Every little bit of help goes a long way in the early days and a well-placed thoughtful gift can mean so much.

We have put together a list of gift ideas that we are sure will be a big hit –

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Book Week Finds
Posted on August 4, 2016

Dress up for Book Week

Handmade Cooperative/ Shopping

Dress up for Book Week

Have you got a little one that needs ‘dressing up’ for Book Week soon? Do they know what they would like to dress up as? Are you stuck for ideas? Well lucky for us the Handmade Cooperative have a bunch of cool dress up ideas just in time for Book Week!

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Crafternoon for Brother Australia
Posted on August 2, 2016

What a Crafternoon

Brother Australia/ Craft/ Craft Class/ Event/ special event

What a Crafternoon

Have you been to a crafternoon before? What’s a crafternoon you might say? Well it’s a fun  afternoon solely devoted to the joys of craft!  And if you followed the #BrotherMakesMemories competition this Mother’s Day you might have seen that part of the grand prize package was a crafternnon party with me and Brother Australia. Yay!

So a few weekends back, armed with a pretty stash of fabrics and craft supplies I headed up to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland to host a special event for the competition grand prize winner Hannah.

Surrounded in colourful decorations and yummy food together with Hannah, her lovely Mum and 10 close friends we crafted up a storm and created beautiful Mini-Bunting.

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