Monday, 20 October 2014

Dress Up Costumes ~ Halloween Ideas...

It's only in recent years, that Halloween has started to be celebrated in Australia. It hasn't been adopted by everyone, but is becoming more popular. Wherever you live and whether you celebrate Halloween or not, you couldn't avoid knowing it's happening soon, unless you never, ever spend time online.

As Threading My Way is read by people all around the world, I thought I'd showcase some of my favourite costumes from our Costumes & Pretend Dress Up Clothes link party. Some of them have been sewn specifically for Halloween, whilst others have been worn at birthday parties, special occasions or just made for the dress up box.

Disney Frozen's Little Anna Dress by Annie, from Peaches and Bees


Saturday, 18 October 2014

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

This week's features - (all have been Pinned)...

A very creative idea, added to the Home Decor link party. Maybe this could be adapted with a Christmas theme...

Mini Tag Bunting ~ Tutorial by Ella and Nesta, from Ella & Nesta's Little Room

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Port Stephens Beach Holiday...


We're just back from a fabulous, week's holiday at Port Stephens, about three hours north of Sydney. A beach holiday with family is my idea of a great time. When the kids were little, we had many wonderful holidays in Port Stephens. This time Mr TMW and I went away with our youngest son and his wife. 

Friday, 10 October 2014

Ten FREE Bag and Tote Tutorials...


As of today, there are over 500 fabulous bags and totes linked up to our ongoing Bags & Totes Link Party. If you are looking to make a new bag, handbag or tote, this is the place to look for ideas, tutorials, patterns, pattern reviews and inspiration.

Today I'm showcasing 10 awesome FREE bag and tote tutorials from the Bags & Totes Link Party, here at Threading My Way.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Babushka Appliquéd Child's Tote...


Cass, from Cass Can Sew, has just released her second free appliqué template - Ombre Russian Dolls. I was lucky enough to be involved in testing the pattern. The free pdf download comes in 4 sizes, which gives you the option of printing just the size you need, or making a whole set of nesting dolls.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Sites to Get You Noticed...

Sites to get YOUR blog seen ~ Threading My Way

You've written a great post, so how do you go about getting it seen? Whenever I write a sewing tutorial, I submit it to various sites, in the hopes that they will feature it. Today I thought I'd show you some of the sites that have featured my work.

Even if you're not interested in having your projects featured, you may find some new to you sites that are full of ideas and inspiration.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

This week's features - (all have been Pinned)...

A beautiful dress, added to the Dresses for Girls link party. Last week I featured a different variation of the same dress. Looks like it's a versatile pattern...

Secret Garden Dress by Ula, from Lulu & Celeste

Friday, 3 October 2014

What's Happening in October...

A quick heads up on some sewing related happenings in October...

Join Oliver + s for the Cinema Dress / Hide-and-Seek Dress Sew-Along. Walking through the sewing step-by-step, begins Monday, October 13th. Includes adjustments for bust size.

Alyce, from Blossom Heart Quilts, is hosting the Bright Sky Quilt Along. Runs October and November. Lots of great prizes.