Saturday 27 October 2012

Threading Your Way ~ Features

A couple of people have asked whether there is any way to be notified of new links added to each of our ongoing, themed link parties and I've had to answer... None that I know of. There are 33 unique link parties, with each of us being particularly interested in different ones. Every week there are many new links added, but it varies greatly as to which parties and how many are added.

The weekly features are usually chosen from the last week's additions, so maybe you can use the Featured posts as a reminder to check the parties you are interested in.

We don't celebrate Halloween in Australia, to the extent that it is celebrated in other parts of the world. I haven't personally come across anyone celebrating Halloween in Australia, but I read and see online that it is beginning to take off here. It does look like it's a lot of fun! Don't forget to add any Halloween costumes you've made to the Pretend Dress Up Clothes link party.

Our features for this week...

An ever so pretty dress, linked to the Dresses for Girls link party. You can't go wrong with polka dots (I love them) and combined with the fabric flower, this 50's style dress will never go out of fashion.

50s Polka Dot Dress by Federica, from La Tartaruga Crea

Look at the gorgeous fabric combinations in this lovely skirt, which was a team effort; fabric chosen by the daughter and sewn by her mother, linked to the Skirts for Girls link party.

The Penelope Panel Skirt by Kristy, from Hopeful Threads

These cute, little pocket purses, linked to the Refashioning with Denim link party, ensure that nothing on a pair of jeans goes to waste.

Pocket Purses by Caroline, from Sewing For Utange

There were 13 fabulous new bags added to the Bags and Totes link party this week, which now has 278 bags and totes linked up... a huge resource of ideas, tutorials and inspiration. This was the first Threading YOUR Way with Threading My Way link party and is the most popular, with almost 7000 views. Two awesome bags that I would be proud to own...

Big Gab Bag by Teje, from Nero's Post and Patch

Bella Bag by Maria, from Mia's Creations

14 informative posts were added to the Sewing Tips and Techniques link party, during the week. Most of these were from a site that is new to me: ChrisW Designs. If you are in to bag making, Christine's site is well worth a visit.

Don't think posts linked to the Sewing Tips and Techniques link party have to be complicated or difficult to be added. One of my blogging friends wrote a post on The Trouble With Zips, but thought it was so simple that everyone would probably already know how. Turns out this has been one of Ros' most popular posts. LOTS of people hadn't discovered how to flawlessly sew zips into pouches. It was new to me!

I would encourage you to add any tips that are helpful to you. Don't think everyone will already know your tip. Someone, maybe lots of people, are waiting to hear a tip that will help with their sewing. It could be as simple as how you organise your sewing area or handy sewing tools you can't live without.

This awesome tip shows how to correctly insert magnetic snaps.

How to install regular magnetic snaps by Christine, from ChrisW Designs

Look at this gorgeous bag for a special occasion, linked to the Purses, Clutches and Pouches link party.

Wedding Clutch by Ana, from Ana Love Craft

And last, but definitely not least, this adorable bedding tutorial that could be adapted for any type of doll, linked to both the Dolls Clothes and the Softies, Dolls and Toys link parties. Sometimes a post fits into two categories. If this is the case, feel free to add it to more than one link party. What little girl wouldn't LOVE to play with this.

American Girl Doll Bedding Pattern, from The Real Thing with the Coake Family

Head on over and visit these talented ladies.

This week's featured blog is La Tartaruga Crea. Federica, look out for your blog button in my sidebar.

Feel free to grab a button if you've been featured...

You can find the Master list of ongoing link parties at Threading YOUR Way with Threading My Way 

Don't forget, all of our link parties are ONGOING and will remain open all year. You can add links to any party at any time

I look forward to seeing more of your creativity...

... Pam


  1. Awww... Thanks so much for featuring my doll bedding post. My girls are loving their doll beds and bedding. I'm happy I was able to make it for them! I appreciate the feature! :-)

  2. Such a great list of resources..

    BTW your link in your post to the Sewing Techniques link party actually goes to the bags and Totes one..

  3. Fabulous features! Thank you for allowing me to be a part Pam, love your linkies! :)

  4. Hi Pam,
    Thank you so much for featuring my weeding clutch! It was a superb surprise!
    Happy weekend!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  5. Hi Pam, thanks for all the inspiration you give us each time with all these links, today I have guaranteed to have a day full of inspiration. Thanks for all the time you take to organize all our projects, it is really appreciated. Now to navigate in the cyber world, thank you for all you do!!!!
    Have a nice day! Marisa-

  6. Truly a sweet polka dot dress and pocket purses. Love reading your blog full of inspiration.


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