Toddler Tuesday's #15

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's that time of the week again!
The most viewed project from last week was
I Spy Bingo created by That's What Che Said

Link your your toddler/child related project up.
Don't forget to grab a button so others can join in the fun!
I'm so excited to see what everyone has been working on this week!


Toddler Tuesda's #14

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It's that time of the week again!
Link your your toddler/child related project up.
Don't forget to grab a button so others can join in the fun!
I'm so excited to see what everyone has been working on this week!

A Little Bonus

Friday, August 19, 2011

As you all know
I'm about to release a new pattern.
Well, at the suggestion of Susan from the The Felted Pear
I have made the matching 18" doll pattern

I'm so excited that my customers will be able to 
make not only a super cute dress for their daughter's 
but a matching doll dress as well!

I can only imagine all the smiles this will bring!

Bean is already asking for a second Sassafras Dress.

Pattern Tester Update

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I just want start out by saying
Thank You to Kim

I have been busy checking out all the volunteers blogs
WOW what a group of talented women!

Here is the break down so far:

Size 12month

Size 18month

Size 24month

Size 3T

Be sure to stop by my pattern testers blogs and show them some love
I'm still looking for testers for the following sizes;
2T,  5
Sizes 4T and 6 are on hold 
please let me know if you are interested in doing one of theses sizes in case the tester fall through

Be sure to leave me a comment and send an email if you are interested in testing the remaining sizes.

Pattern Testers Needed

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sorry guys no Slipcover Craziness this week.
My husband was out of town for work all last week
and we went to Upstate New York for cousins wedding.

What I have been focusing on with what little free time I've had
is the Sassafras Dress
The pattern is off at the graders and I should have it back early next week.

So I am looking for a  few followers to be pattern testers
and give me some input on our newest pattern.
If selected you will be required to sew one up in the size assigned to you
with in two weeks of receiving the pattern.
You will need to post pics and write a short post about being a pattern tester.

If you are up for the challenge leave me a comment with the size you are requesting
Then send an email to
with the size you requested in the subject line.

Sizes will be awarded on a first come first serve basis
So post your comments quickly before they are all gone.

Little Miss Sassafras
sizes 12months, 18 months, 24 months 2t, 3t, 4, 5 & 6

Little Miss Sassafras

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Not sure where she gets it from or where she picked it up
But when I asked Bean to model my newest dress pattern;
this is the look she gave me ...
Somewhere along the way she decided that all models pout and put their hand on their hips
Her poses got even better when I told her I needed
a closeup of the pleats on the dress above her belly.

She proceeded to pull her dress up to show off her belly
which ended up covering the pleats I wanted to highlight
After I promised to reward her with a lollipop I was able to get the shots I was looking for

So here goes
Our Newest Pattern
Little Miss Sassafras
Named for Willow's behavior during our photo shoot.
I guess I can't get too mad

Slipcover Craziness #5

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It has been a while since I last posted about this topic.
This week we are going to finish up the back of the chair
and add our cording.
After positioning the back panel on my chair
I realized there was too much excess fabric at the base of the chair
So off I went to grab my seam ripper
It is for this reason that I will work on a section and then walk away from it
It is amazing how when you return to a project after a short break
how you notice all the imperfections

So I refit the back
Don't you love all my threads from where I seam ripped!
The problem was the chair is much narrower at the base
This means to keep my pattern match I am forced to go off grain
Since i am working with a large all over pattern that is not a stripe or a plaid
I felt it was okay to do this and most people would not notice it
The major reason I wanted the back to have a snug fit and perfect pattern match
at the side seems from top to bottom is the back of this piece
is the first thing you see when you walk in the house!
By keeping the back snug it won't look so country or like your grandmothers slipcovers
Keeping the pattern match from top to bottom ensures
that the piece will have that custom designer look I am going for

After I adjusted the side seams
I pulled and pinned the sides to the front edge of the chair.
I was now ready to cut back the excess fabric on the side panels
When cutting be sure to cut at least an 1" away
from where you will join to the arm and center front panels
This allows you some wiggle room if you need to adjust the piece later on

It is time to add the cording
Pin the cording so it lines up with the edge of your piece
Remember you will be sandwiching it between panels
 The cording acts like a transition from the back to the front
It also helps to draw the eye around the piece
Try to create a smooth line with the cording as you go
This will pay off big time when we tackle the front.
Well, that's all for this week!


Toddler Tuesday's #13

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lucky number 13!
Last week we had some great projects linked
I wanted to try something different this week
by featuring
a project that was linked last week.

I love this project because of its simplicity.
Be sure to check her out!

Okay let the party start!
I can't wait to see what you all have been up to this week

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