Monday, April 30, 2012

Vintage sewing patterns

I dunno about you but my love of vintage sewing patterns has had me searching all over the internet for ones to buy or freebies and sometimes i get lucky while other times i take a time out for tylenol. So for those of you who love vintage without the searching headache below i have listed what i consider the "gems" of searching. Hope you enjoy and if you know of a wonderful hard to find site please let me know so i can add it to the list! Most are reproductions its hard to find originals and even harder to afford them(sometimes you can get lucky though) This site is Awesome and was quite hard to find(which is such a pity!) There are so many doll patterns and plush patterns for some doll examples look for snow white and the seven dwarfs one of my personal favorites is the puss n boots pattern that originally led me to this awesome site! To go directly to the index click here to go straight to pdf toy patterns(crochet and knitting patterns to!) at reasonable prices click here make sure to scroll down on the left side to see all the site has to offer. lots of different patterns all originals no reproductions great resource for doll clothing patterns

Happy Crafting

Free Patterns sewing embroidery

Alright so during one of my searches i came across a real treasure! 2 awesome vintage sewing patterns a bear and a big nosed duck(still totally cute) Ive included the pictures but you'll have to visit the site to get the patterns also don't forget to check out the awesome vintage embroidery! Click Here for the site. Or copy and paste I adore vintage don't you? Have any favorites? I'd love to hear about them!
To go straight to duck pattern click here
Click Here for bear

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Monkey created using care bears playful heart monkey

First things first I must apologize for not being a dutiful blogger i found out i was pregnant with our third child (total suprise) all the while getting my oldest ready to start school in august. Are all parent's this nervous when sending their child to school for the first time? On a happy note we find out if we are to be blessed with a girl or boy May 2nd.

Morning noon and night sickness(why they only say morning sickness is beyond me) has finally settled to a more manageable level so it's back to crafting!

For you to check out, i have a monkey made from the butterick care bear cousin's pattern or more specific the Playful heart monkey and while i stuck close to the pattern because of my fabric choice(which is stretchy unlike the fur fabrics used for their monkey) i improvised to suit. This dude will be saved for our newest family member be it dude or dudette.

I like how the monkey turned out but i think i will also probably have another go with a different fabric that isn't fleece(though this dude is totally huggable!)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Care bears sewing patterns

I wanted to show my care bear cousins patterns with everyone. It started when i came across lionheart on ebay who unfortunately was in such a bidding war that i was not able to buy him. No matter it started a mission since i remember the care bears from my own childhood and while the bears were okay i really liked the cousins! Plus i figured they would be a great way to understanding pattern making on different animals.There are 10 and some took weeks to find while others took no time at all! I don't know yet if ill try to collect all the bears ive had  a hard time figuring out exactly how many their are. Do any of you  collect specific patterns? Id love to hear about any kind of collection youve got and how you got started. Also if you are looking for a specific pattern and would like me to keep an eye out let me know id be glad to help!
From left to right top to bottom: Butterick patterns year 1985
    TOP: Gentle heart lamb 3369 / Treat heart pig 3375 / Playful heart monkey 368 / Swift heart Rabbit 362 / Proud heart cat 3377
    Bottom: Cozy heart penguin 3379 / Brave heart lion 3374 / Loyal heart dog 3371 / Lotsa heart elephant 3368 / Bright heart raccoon 3380

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rainbow dash begins

So after putting twilight sparkle up for adoption on both etsy and ebay I was surprised that with over 70 views and 5 watchers that lil twilight was bought off of etsy, i actually prefer etsy since it's a buy now kinda thing so there's not the pounding heart up at 2:30am hoping you win the bid. So upon insistance from my mlp fan ive decided to make them all, up next is rainbow dash.
Reference picture sorry for the funny rainbow i took a pic of my computer screen seems appropriate for rainbow dash though!
 The pattern is my own, Im still tweaking to  figure out what i like. Twilight sparkle's nose wasnt really seen but i absolutely LOVED her cutie mark amazing what time and redo over and over will accomplish not overly sure what i have in store for rainbows though. Suggestions? Embroidery(see twilight sparkle post) or beading? maybe felt cloud and embroidered or beaded rainbow?

 WINGS!! Im actually excited about this part i like how they look but may tweak and redo never know till the mind makes up the mind lol.
Got the hair cut(probably the part that takes the longest! So far so good will post finished pics. What's the next pony i should start?

(I am in no way affiliated with hasbro or the hub and/or MLP brand I am just the mother of a huge fan and this is my interpretation of a much loved character)

PS I would suggest people to watch I love that these remade ponies cannot fix things with hugs and bubble gum dreams, they've really made each character have a personality and for children the lessons are outstanding.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Friendship Bunnies

So here they are Friendship bunnies!! So cute and for sale on etsy! Check them out by clicking on my shop tab up top. Let me know what you think.
 All hand done thinking about a fox next..................

Gift from Janice @ for being follower #100

So I saw this gorgeous Give-away titled Paula(check it out here also there is a picture of paula and a link on my sidebar) I entered and to my surprise the wonderful janice sent me a note saying she had a goodie bag for being follower #100!! On saturday i opened my mailbox to see..........(check it out below)
 So awesome and the fabric used to make this bag was simply awesome! Janice has told me that this fab bag once held antique lace and ribbons by etsy seller redstripevintage(I will be taking a peek at this shop soon!)
A grand look at the simply fab goodies
 Included besides her awesome booh bear card was a packet of french laundry powder from the scent is essence of jasmine & roses it's a scent that will have your sheets smelling good through kid's dog's, and huband's. Plus it got my 4 year old to ask if mommy would like help with laundry thats a SOLD for me!! Then of course there were bags of goodies a bag of very pretty beads(awesome for crown jewels) a whole bag of ribbon flowers and ribbon bows! Plus a very awesome bag of embroidery thread with a very cute bear sticker and to top it all off a bouquet of pretty little flowers.
 3 Different types of wool felt! From Edinburgh Imports! Also 1 square of mohair 1square synthetic, in the words of my 2 year old "Oh happy day!".
All in all best goodie bag EVER!! Thank you janice! Check out her divine bears at