Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Seamstar Summersville Giveaway

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely Courtney who runs the gorgeous online fabric shop Seamstar about whether I would like to hold a giveaway on their behalf, well I jumped at the chance, the only downside is that I've since realised I can't enter the giveaway myself!
So here it is - Seamstar are offering one fabric bundle from the Summersville Collection containing 6 quarter meter pieces of fabric. Wonderful! The prize also includes free p&p and is worth over £20.

You see I want it all! 
Summersville is Lucie Summers first fabric collection for Moda Fabrics it is modern and bright, perfect for quilting, bags and children's clothes and accessories. Seamstar have the whole collection in stock now.
To have a chance of winning all you need to do is leave a message on this blog post. You have until the 6th of July to enter, after that a winner will be chosen at random. On top of that Seamstar are also offering 10% off to Sew Obsessed readers until the giveaway finishes (excludes sale items). Just enter the code SOJune into the discount box when checking out to claim your 10% discount. So how great is that!

So I'm off to do some fabric shopping! 
Seamstar is a lovely established online Craft Shop which specialises in contemporary craft products. The shop is packed full of Modern Fabrics, Trimmings, Ribbons, which I highly recommend and felt. Seamstar is an easy website to navigate and use and their service is fabulous with wonderful rapid delivery. 


So there you go - leave a comment, just the one for a chance to win the fabric bundle. Make sure there's also a way to contact you in the comment too, Good luck :)

Right now for the necessary terms and conditions.
The prize (but not the amount of fabric) may vary from the photos shown, 
The winner will be sent the prize free of charge after the draw has taken place.
Non-UK people can enter but free postage is only up to UK post value and you will have to make up the difference.
All prizes must be claimed within 30 calendar days.

Thank you to all those that entered.
The giveaway has now closed.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Sewing for flexible kids!

I really can't believe how quickly my youngest is growing up, she will be 3 in October which will be upon us before we know it, which quite frankly scares me. But however much I wish she could stay 2 forever I have also been quite keen to get her potty trained and to finally wave goodbye to nappies! So in the school holiday just gone we had a third attempt at potty training and this time I'm so pleased to say it clicked!

Potty training rather highlighted the lack of trousers that my daughter has and also how difficult some kids trousers are for them to pull up and down, so this weekend I decided it was about time I made some trousers for her. I made the mistake to ask what colour trousers she would like, of course her answer was 'pink' so we set about raiding my 'pink' stash but I needed a meter of fabric due to the length of the trousers and my pink stash is very limited so we eventually settled on this lovely bright fabric. 

The great thing about the busy print and the colours is that even though she has spent the weekend wearing them, playing in the garden, playing on the floor etc they don't show the dirt, and with there simple elasticated waist she can pull them up and down easily herself. I used an existing pair of her trousers to make a pattern and they came together very quickly. 

I'm pleased to say even though she refused to try them on when I was sewing them so I could check there length she now seems happy with them. And after jumping, running and bending in them they have passed her 'flexi' test and have been approved. 
I have promised her that the next pair will be pink so are now on the search for some pink fabric that gets the approval from us both, that I think could take a while!


Friday, 22 June 2012

Chalet Style

We are back from our short stay in a chalet, where it rained, the wind blew and the sun stayed stubbornly hidden behind grey clouds, but these sheds painted in all different shades of green didn't fail to charm our damp souls!