Excuses are everywhere

I am so sorry for being MIA we had a very beautiful birth in our family (hell no, not me lol) and everyone has being ooohhhhing and ahhhhhing over the little princess, she is very precious and I can’t wait to show you some pictures.

In the meantime, I have been working away at a little challenge given to me by Fabric Fusion and Sarah Lauren called #ribbonandremnantchallenge. You can see more details on both their pages linked above if you are interested in following all involved.

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What we have to work with

Have a fantastic week, it’s almost the weekend

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Bebelambs Blog Tour

My apologies to those who are following along on the blog tour, we have had a health emergency with Miss Amelia and as my blog post is not complete I can’t post it. To buy the Labri Maxi or Berkeley head over here and use the coupon mommyandme for 20%off your total. Enter the comp here for your chance to win your choice of pattern. A big thank you to Lynn from Bebelambs for this awesome time.
In the meantime here is a partially edited pic of me wearing the Berkeley.

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Ewww I hate photos, but love my first dress

July 20th Theresa Taylor from: Grammies Dolls

July 21st Gina Arnold Johns from: Reformation Theology and Cheerios

July 22nd Faith Alexander from: Sew Like That

July 23rd Hannah Rorke from: Hello Sunshine

July 24th Kylie Roberts from: Dribble Pots and Tots (right here)

July 25th Amy Huber from: How I Make Stuff

July 26th Tish Corrales from: Milileke

Sewing Adventures

Sadly my adventures have so far been very limited, with each of the 3 kids taking it in turns to get sick. Last night was an eye opener for sure. We are lucky to live somewhere that has an after hours doctor call out and for kids, it’s covered under our Medicare System. So last night, so we called one, just to put bot mine and hubby’s mind at ease with our eldest after he developed a very serious cough.

All horrible thought were going through my mind while we waited for the doctor to arrive. Does he have whooping cough? What about the other kids, will they be ok? But all was made ok once that angel with a medical bag arrived he confirmed Alex did not have whooping cough, he in fact had croup. Still serious, but thankfully not serious enough to see my big baby go to hospital.

So this week’s sewing adventures will have to wait so I can be the best Mummy I can to my 3 monsters whom I love to death.

Happy Sewing

My first Pattern Test

I was so excited when I was chosen to test Little Kiwis Closet Briar Tunic/Top. You can buy the pattern here. I had so many fabric choices floating around in my head I couldn’t decide. Until I found pink chevron! Oh my, finding that fabric started an obsession (which is a story for another day).

When it comes to testing patterns for designers, you have to remember, you are testing EVERYTHING about the pattern. That includes checking instructions are easy to understand, no spelling or grammar mistakes, pattern pieces print out according to specifications, ie the test box included prints out to the measurement used by the designer. You are also checking that the finished item fits the desired size.

So enough of that, let’s check out the patten!

I was asked to to do size 12-18month, perfect for Miss A.

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Briar Tunic

Sadly Miss A was not in the mood to model, all she wanted to do was play. But the Briar Tunic is perfect for playing and going out. My favourite bit about this patten is the paper bag style.

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Briar Tunic

I have since made 2 more of these awesome tops, using different fabrics to highlight the best bits. Here are a couple more photos of Miss A in her Briar Tunic’s

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More Chevron

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More cranky model

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Lace love

This last one, I have to credit the use of lace to my hubby, he suggested it, and so glad I listened, it looks amazing.

Happy Sewing