Pattern Excitement…

I am so excited, I finally ordered two patterns from Colette Patterns! I ordered the new Ginger skirt and Parfait dress. Honestly I had the hardest time choosing, because I love them all. I though these two pieces would be the perfect start. And I am totally in love with Sarah’s version of the ginger from last weeks The Sew Weekly challenge. And of course the whole reason I was totally inspired was by Mena’s crazy Seven in Seven challenge and was extra excited to get 20% off my order (thanks Mena and Colette Patterns!).

A Few of My Favorite Things…

A few of my favorite things found this week in the blog world:

I always love Future Heirlooms and this interview with Sarah Bahr is wonderful.  I am so in love with her video art.

Mena at The Sew Weekly is amazing. I am so in love with her blog and her newest challenge is impressive. The seven in seven challenge is a huge undertaking. Mena is making all seven dress patterns from Colette Patterns in seven days! And there is a discount on Colette Patterns found in the seven in seven challenge postings!

I always enjoy all the sweet projects and photos from Tiny Happy .

Roulette Vintage had the best time in Durham yesterday. Kara and I really enjoyed seeing all our lovely customers and meeting new ones. Durham is very cool.

And of course we all love Burda Style, these Sweet + Vicious: New Retro Patterns are great!

Sewing Projects in the Works…

I found great fabric from thrift shop and fun patterns from fabric shop. Lots of summer dresses and tank tops in the works. Stay tuned ❤

Little Gnomes

My son goes to the cutest nursery school with the cutest name, Little Gnome. So I was so excited to make all the children a “Little Gnome” for the holidays. Last year I ordered this adorable pattern from Wee Wonderfuls and made my first stuffed toy. This year I made 10 (6 girls and 5 boys)! The pattern is so much fun to work with and so easy to understand.

One thing I loved about the pattern was using felt. My favorite fabric to work with is felted wool. I used a felted wool skirt  for the boys’ body and I used a felted cashmere sweater for the girls’ body. And for the backs I used flannel from old shirts.

After I finished all the gnomes I treated myself to  Wee Wonderful’s new book, which is awesome! I plan on making the Koji doll for Jett. I was thinking of making all the kids from the nursery school Koji doll’s for Valentine’s Day, but that might be a bit too ambitious for me. I am also planning on making Jett a super hero cape for Valentine’s Day. I will have to let you know how that goes.

Wee Wonderfuls also has a really great blog and lots of fun flickr groups. Of course I joined the Mr and Mrs Gnome group pool.

Have a great day and have fun crafting!

PS. Check out my blog post at Roulette Vintage