Thursday, 22 October 2020

So excited

A second lockdown has started in Ireland today, and I have been in need of something positive. So today I have been working to make my first pattern PDF available! I am so very, very excited that I finally did it (and also a bit scared to put it out there)!

I have decided to make it easy on my self, and have put the pattern into my Etsy shop as a PDF download. I hope it all works as intended - fingers crossed. It's my first time doing something like this.

It was so hard to decide on a price, and with Etsy adding VAT depending on where you are located, it isn't as transparent as it should be really... Anyway, I have decided that for the first five days (until 27 October 2020) there will be a discount with the code FIRSTPATTERN. Clicking the link adds the discount to your order automatically apparently...

I hope you will at least go over and have a look at my Etsy shop.

For more details on the pattern, have a look at my PATTERN page.

Take care, everyone!

Sandra

Friday, 9 October 2020

New pattern coming

Hello everybody!

This spring and summer, with everything going on, I did not have much chance to set up my sewing machine on our kitchen table like I usually do. My oldest had taken over the table as a work-from-home office during the day. And in the evenings I was just too tired to set up anything... and then putting it away again, too.

Instead of sewing I spent plenty of time sitting behind the laptop, in any spot in the house that's available on the day I might add. So I've - finally - been working on the pattern for my curved log cabin.

Pin basting for quilting

I worked out fabric amounts and cutting instructions. The order of sewing has been described with plenty of diagrams to explain it all. It isn't a difficult pattern, but it needs to be clear, right?
There will be a colouring page, too.

At first I was making it too complicated for myself. Don't we all do that? My mind was (and still is) whirring with all kinds of variations, fabric options, size changes etc. But I finally realised that including it all was the way to sure madness, so I have focused on what is really important: Writing the pattern clearly. I'm leaving the variations for another time...

So finally it is done. I have named this one "Prickly Roundhouse Cabin"... I am working on a special page here on the website with some more details, and I'll be back when you can all access the pattern. Keep an eye out, there will be a special launch announcement soon! 

EDIT: Pattern now available, and more details on the PATTERN page.

Sandra