Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Superhero Capes...

I'm madly sewing for Christmas, and with almost a month to go, there's every possibility that I may accomplish everything on my list. Here's my latest finish... Superhero Capes, modelled by Raggedy Ann.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Fabric Baskets for the Girls...

Fabric Baskets for the girls ~ Threading My Way

Earlier this month I showed you my Fabric Baskets for the Boys. This time I've made a girlie set of baskets, using the beautiful Saffron Craig fabric, Magical Lands. I was lucky enough to match the blue with a polka dot from my stash.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Monday, 18 November 2013

Making Wrapping Paper ~ New Art Smocks...

The kids have been using our old t-shirts to protect their clothes while painting. The adult t-shirts do the job, but they're not a good fit, even though I adjusted them. The t-shirt sleeves are loose and drape across the paint, which doesn't worry the kids in the slightest, but I thought it was time to make some that fit properly.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

This week's features...

A fabulous pair of curtains, added to the Home Decor link party...

New Curtains by Marci, from Stone Cottage Adventures

Friday, 15 November 2013

Double Thank You...

I've been lucky enough to receive two awards from fellow bloggers, but I've been totally slack in telling you about them. The first was way back in March of this year... eight months ago. Better late than never. I hope you agree, Amy??? Thank you, Amy, for passing on the Versatile Blogger Award. If you are into sewing for tweens, little ones or American Girl dolls, then you'll want to pop over and say Hi to Amy at Sews N Bows. You'll be glad you did! Almost all of Amy's posts have a twist that bring a smile to my face or, in many cases, bring on outright laughter. 

The second award was only two months ago, so I don't feel quite so guilty about that one. Thank you, Danya, for passing on the Sunshine Award; a blogger-to-blogger award for blogs that inspire and bring sunshine into people's lives. Danya is a fellow Aussie, who blogs about parenting, art and craft with kids, cooking, sewing and photography. I have pinned lots of Danya's creative arts and crafts activities, for the little people in my life. If you have young children, add Danya Banya to your blog roll.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Going Coastal Long Shorts

Going Coastal Long Shorts... Pattern Review ~ Threading My Way... pattern by Puperita, fabric by Little Ladybird

Now I know that for many of you, it's definitely not shorts wearing weather at the moment. Here in Australia, however, the temperatures are climbing and we're headed into Summer. It's been unseasonably hot during Spring and the kids have been wearing shorts for some time now.

Monday, 11 November 2013

No Frills Extra Large Tote Tutorial...

No Frills Extra Large Tote... TUTORIAL showing how to make this roomy tote bag ~ Threading My Way

Sometimes I need an extra large tote to carry things from one place to another. Nothing fancy, no need for pockets, just a bag that will let me carry largish items easily. Today I'll show you how I made my No Frills Extra Large Tote. It's a super quick and easy make.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013

Pillowcase Tutorials...

Margie, from Nanny Notes 2U, is running a sew-along, in support of Pillowcases for Oncology Kids, a charity I've supported in the past. I often sew pillowcases, both for charity and as gifts, so, as well as showing some of my latest creations, I thought I'd do a round up of free pillowcases tutorials I've found online.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Easy Ideas for Gift Wrapping...

The Seasonal Sewing Series, hosted by Deby, from So Sew Easy, has started. There will be a new giveaway every day, Monday to Friday, for the whole month of November and a grand prize giveaway 27th November.

I'm pleased to be contributing to the series today, with lots of EASY ideas for Gift Wrapping.

You won't want to miss today's giveaway... 4 PDF bag patterns of your choice from ChrisW Designs.

... Pam

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Fabric Baskets for the Boys...

Fabric Baskets for the Boys ~ Threading My Way

I'm joining Madam Samm, from Sew We Quilt and Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy, in a blog hop...  anything and everything For the Boys. There will be 70 different bloggers posting ideas and inspiration for Boy Sewing... something we all say there's not enough of.

Monday, 4 November 2013

What's Happening in November...

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

Deby, from So Sew Easy is hosting the Seasonal Sewing Series. The series will be jam packed with sewing tips and projects, with a giveaway every Monday to Friday throughout November. I'll be guest posting 7th November.

Softies for Mirabel, is an annual handmade toy drive, helping kids who are affected by parental substance abuse. Toys can be knitted, crocheted or sewn. More details over at Meet Me At Mikes. I missed out last year, but I've asked Erin to make sure I don't forget this year.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

This week's features...

A fabulous refashion, added to the Bags & Totes link party. There are now over 400 bags and totes in the collection...

Men's Shirt to Handbag ~ an Upcycle Tutorial by Jill, from Creating My Way to Success

Friday, 1 November 2013

Batman Themed Presents...

Batman Themed Presents ~ Threading My Way

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Batman! 

We have a little member of the family who is obsessed with Batman, so I thought I'd indulge him and make some Batman themed presents.