Friday, 15 December 2017

Day #11 - 12 Days of Christmas giveaways


Hello there friends...

We've almost gone through all the patterns... its already  Day #11 of the
12 Days of Christmas giveaways...

I really hope you've enjoyed them all and at some or other stage will make some of them...

Lets get on with it then...





Today we have a cute little toy Plane with a little pilot


The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the Intermediate level.
I hope you enjoy sewing it up.

You can get the Free for the day pattern 


Have a wonderful week end!! 
No patterns on the week-end, but Monday will be a big surprise!!
see you then...





is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.

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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Day #10 - 12 Days of Christmas....



Hi there!
Thanks for stopping by...

Its already Day #10  of the
12 Days of Christmas giveaways....






Our cute little Free for the day pattern is a toy Shark....
What little kid wouldn't want one of these and if it has a 'squeaker' in it, then its even better....

My kids buy the dog these kind of toys now and she just hates that squeaking sound so that's always first to go...


The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the intermediate level.

You can find your Free for the day pattern Here in my Craftsy Shop....<<<<<






Take a look at these blocks so far....
They're so cute! I love them!

These cute blocks belong to
Konni Lößer of Germany.





Have a wonderful day!!





is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Day #9 - 12 Days of Christmas


Hello everyone..



Its Day #9 and we still have more to see in our
12 Days of  Christmas giveaways.....






Today we have a cute little Car....


The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the Intermediate level.

Get your Free for the Day pattern here in my Craftsy Shop..<<

I hope you enjoy this one just as much.


Have a wonderful day!!





is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Day #8 - 12 Days of Christmas '17


Hi everyone...

Can you believe its already the 12th of December.... it really has been flying by.... and yet Im reminded every time I say that, that the seconds of each day have remained constant - there are still 24 hours in each day.





Lets get to Day #8....

Today we have a sweet little Train made from wooden blocks. Shame I remember my son had something like this as a baby - and he's now 32.... (back to that time flying feeling...)



The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the intermediate level. 

You can go and download your Free for the day pattern here in my Craftsy Shop...<<<<<


I hope you enjoy this one just as much.

Have a wonderful day!!







is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Day #7 - 12 Days of Christmas


Hello everyone!




Its Day #7 of our 12 Days of Christmas giveaways....
I hope you've been collecting all of them.... they're super cute this year!!









And then another surprise....

We haven't done our December Bitty Block yet either....



so today we will also be showing our last bitty block for 2017 - a 6" (16cm) Santa....










First up.....

Our cute little Wooden Dog...
The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the Intermediate Level.



You can get your Free for the Day pattern in my Craftsy Shop.....<<<<<

I hope you enjoy sewing him up...

Here's a photo of the sweet little Rubber Duck from Day #6.
It was sewn up by Ulrike Brandl of Germany. Is so adorable cute!!


 ***  and now on to our Bitty Block for December.....

Our sweet Santa in the snow measures 6" (16cm) and is on the intermediate level.
He will be FREE for December


 Get your Free pattern of Santa in my Craftsy Shop..... <<<<<<

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The Block of the Month for 2018......
I've finally decided what to do and I've settled on making 12 Bird blocks with a strong 
Charley Harper flavour...
I hope you'll join us on this adventure too...








Marian from Seams to be Sew 
is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.

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Friday, 8 December 2017

Day #6 - Half Way... 12 Days of Christmas '17

Hello there to everyone...

Another lovely day today.....a little overcast, might rain, some sun peeking through. Can only hope it stays this way...




Its Day #6 already and that means we're half way with our giveaway patterns... Time feels as if it is flying....







Today we have a cute little Rubber Ducky block

Same as the others - the pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the intermediate level.
Some of the patterns are much easier than the others with only a few sections to sew together, and then some are much more 'work' but in the end - all are super cute!


You can find your Free for the day Duck pattern HERE in my Craftsy Shop...<<<<<

I hope you love this little guy just as much and enjoy sewing it up...


I was asked about the Craftsy shop and Yes, I do have all my patterns over in the Craftsy site, and then a few EBooks in Payhip. Some are at EQ Shop too. Quick links in the right side bar...
I have to use Paypal because its the only way my bank here in South Africa will allow the money to be transferred to me.

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On another note entirely.....

The Block of the Month for 2018......
I've finally decided what to do and I've settled on making 12 Bird blocks with a strong 
Charley Harper flavour...
I hope you'll join us on this adventure too...








Marian from Seams to be Sew 
is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Day #5 - 12 Days of Christmas

Hello all...

It's still raining out there..... and I'm loving it! I usually feel a little off colour when the sun isn't shining, but with those over the top hot days we've had this summer, I don't mind the cold or the wet....

Yesterday the internet was soooo slow it wouldn't even upload the images to the blog.... so frustrating!! and when my hubby came home and I'm ranting on about it, he goes to test it and .... but of course its working properly now..... so typical...



Anyhoo.....


Today we have a cute little Rocket with an Astronaut in it...
The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the intermediate level.

As usual it's FREE for the day....


Get your Rocket pattern Here in my Craftsy Shop....<<<<<


I also wanted to show you all the border pattern I made for the Toys. It's a cute Train seen from above. It measures (10x40" (26x102cm).

I will add it with the Rocking Horse to my shop when our 12 small patterns are finished.




This is the plan with the train or without....





















I hope you enjoy sewing them all up!






Marian from Seams to be Sew is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Day #4 - 12 Days of Christmas

Hello to everyone...

I trust everyone is enjoying the patterns...

Today we have a cute Top on our line up.


The photos do not want to load today  --   who knows.....

Here is the Link to my Craftsy Shop to go and get the Top pattern.


As usual the pattern measures 10" (26cm). This pattern only has 3 sections to it... worked out great!

I hope you enjoy sewing all of them up!


Remember to also visit Marian at Seams to be Sew for your other Free for the day pattern.


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Day #3 of the 12 Days of Christmas...


Hello everyone!

I woke up to a rainy day and I'm loving it! These past few days the sun has had no mercy... Summer is here and its going to be a scorcher!

For those of you who are confused..... I live in Pretoria - South Africa.











Okay, lets get on with Day #3




Today we have a 'staple' in any toy box.....
Its a cute as can be - 'Lil Bear.........






The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the intermediate level.

You can grab your Bear pattern HERE in my Craftsy Shop. <<<<<


When you are looking in my profile at all the patterns - it will default to the recommended patterns which haven't been updated by Craftsy in a while. You only need to find the "sort by tab" on the right side and change that to newest and all the patterns will show up.


I hope you enjoy sewing them all up!






Marian from Seams to be Sew is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.



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Monday, 4 December 2017

Day #2 of our 12 Days of Christmas...


Hello to everyone!

Im really so glad that so many have decided to join in this year and are already loving the patterns.

The only thing is that it would seem that not too many read all the blog post before running off to go and grab up a pattern..... These blocks are only available as free patterns for one (1) day. By the same time tomorrow it will be a paid pattern.  It's up to you to visit and get yours.

Lets look at Day #2....


Its a cute little wooden horse..



The pattern measures 10" (26cm) and is on the intermediate level.

The pattern will be available here on a quick link in my Craftsy Shop  <<<<

When you are looking in my profile at all the patterns - it will default to the recommended patterns which haven't been updated by Craftsy in a while. You only need to find the "sort by tab" on the right side and change that to newest and all the patterns will show up.

I hope you enjoy sewing them all up!









Marian from Seams to be Sew is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.



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Friday, 1 December 2017

Festive Season kickoff....

Hello there to everyone!!

Today certainly is going to be a busy day!
We have the last in the Block of the Month babies as well as the start to our 12 Days of Christmas blocks.





Let's start with our BoM - Wild Babies....

This is our last block for the year on this theme.... makes me a little sad because they were so cute and so many babies didn't get in.

I hope you have all had fun with these cute animal blocks and have managed to make a few of them...

I'm still not sure on what to make for next year, but we will be having something amazing coming in January.....




For December we have a sweet little Red Panda cub.




Our zoo here in Pretoria has a few of these cuties... they're not always visible because they sleep most of the day away, but when you do get to see them they melt your heart. Such cute little faces....so fuzzy.....

I was watching a video a few days ago on FB from the Cincinnati Zoo where they were discussing and feeding the Red Pandas...oh my goodness, such a cuteness overload...











 Our cute block was sewn up for us by Joan Wintersgill of Texas. She had already finished it so long ago that I had to go and make sure yesterday and  I wasn't just thinking it...

Thanks Joan, I love it! its really so very cute!



Thanks to everyone who helped with making a block this year - I really appreciate all your help.






The block measures 16" (41cm) and is on the intermediate level. I really hope you enjoy this one too!
The block is available in my Craftsy shop.... FREE for December.


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Today is also the start of the 12 Days of Christmas....






I didn't want to make another Seasonal background pattern this year - because they don't sell very well during the rest of the year and I need to sell patterns to make any money...

So  -  I decided I wanted something that could say "Christmas" but also be used in other quilts during the year too - Maybe for the grandkids or even your own little ones...


This year my theme for the 12 Days blocks is "Toys"
The blocks will be running until the 18 December.
No blocks on the weekends....





This is a look at where I'm going with these patterns.
The 12 blocks that surround the center block will be our One Day Free patterns and the Horse will be sold in my Craftsy shop when we are finished with the 12 Days. I tried to make blocks that were for both boys and girls.

All smaller blocks measure 10" (26cm) and the larger center block measures 20" (51cm).

These 12 patterns will be put into my Craftsy shop and as usual they will be free for a period of 24 hours. I will post the new one at 9.00am here where I live in SA and once it gets back to me the next day it will then be on sale.



For our First Day of Christmas we have a DRUM... a very cute block. 
The block measures 10" (26cm) and is on the Intermediate Level.



Get your  block here in my Craftsy Shop.

(its Saturday now, and so it will be on sale)
Next one on Monday!!

I hope you enjoy sewing them all up!



Marian from Seams to be Sew is also having a 12 Days this year so be sure to pop over to her blog to see what she has for you too.
Don't fret if her blog only shows up much later it's just a matter of time zones.


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