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Thursday, 23 November

21:53

Wool Felt Stars For Holiday Crafting "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Aren't these eight pointed wool felt stars great looking? I have to say I never thought that felt could look so good, that is until today when I started crafting for the very first time with 100% wool felt, which...

11:59

Scroop Patterns Black Friday Sale "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Scroop Pattern saleIts the biggest Scroop Pattern Sale yet!  All Scroop Patterns are now on sale for Black Friday!

Get 25% off everything from now until midnight on the 30 November (NZ time so thats the 29th for most of the rest of the world).

Use the code:

PieforAll

At checkout to get your discount!

www.ScroopPatterns.com

Happy shopping and happy sewing!

The post Scroop Patterns Black Friday Sale appeared first on The Dreamstress.

11:01

Surprise Pattern Giveaway: $5.95 Colby Bag FREE Today Only! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Well, Black Friday is upon us at last.  This is a time when all the retailers put their wares on sale and do everything they can to get you to buy.  There are indeed some excellent sales around like the big Craftsy sale where every class is only $17.87 or Continue reading

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Wednesday, 22 November

20:26

Blue And White Marshmellow Skewer Party Favor For A Bar Mitzvah Or Hanukkah? "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

The other night I dropped by to wish the parents of a boy in my son's class mazel tov on their son's bar mitzvah, and of course I had to have a look at what the mother, who is the...

16:42

Fresh Off the Hook: Tube Bracelets "IndyWatch Feed Craft"


 
 
 
Hello there!
It's been pretty busy in our household and quite hectic if I may add, and when life butts in, unwillingly some things prioritize so that other things are put on hold. That has happened to my tube crochet kits (I apologize to the chosen kit testers for taking so long) and many other projects which I hope to return to very soon.
 
Which leads me to today's post. This thing you see is a tube bracelet I have been working on and the pattern for this one  will accompany the tube necklace pattern. I am still working on it- meaning this is not the finished version. There is something about it that does not turn out as I see it in my head, so I still have to work some ideas out.
 
But there is a brooch pattern ready for this Friday, so I'd love if you could pop by then for the reveal. See you on Friday!
 
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15:47

shop news: black friday sale "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

happy thanksgiving to our american friends! in the interest of spending time with family, this years black friday sale starts on friday and will continue through cyber monday, but we thought wed drop in today and let you know what you can expect

10% off new fabrics
20-60% off printed patterns
30-50% off double gauze

select fabrics and notions will also be marked down 30-50%, check back all weekend for these great deals in our sale section. no discount code needed.

plus! as an extra bonus, when you spend over $100, take 15% off all regular priced items with code turkey.

sale prices and discount code valid beginning friday, november 24 at 12:00 am through monday, november 27 at 11:59pm EDT. discount code valid on regular priced items, excluding gift certificates, and not valid with other discount codes.

want to receive email notices when theres a sale or new fabrics hit the shop? sign up for the imagine gnats email newsletter here.

happy shopping!
xo, rachael

08:42

Scrap wood buffalo check and snowflake Christmas ornaments "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Over the years, Ive managed to diminish my Christmas box stash down to two boxes. One with lights and a few ornaments, and the other with a few faux wreaths. Thats it. In some ways, I need a major kudos for letting go of so. much. stuff! And in other ways, well, lets just say, I scold []

The post Scrap wood buffalo check and snowflake Christmas ornaments appeared first on Funky Junk Interiors.

02:04

Popsicle Tree Ornaments "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

If you didnt already know.. we simply ADORE DIY Christmas Ornaments. Such a wonderful way to get crafty with or without kids around Christmas time. Christmas ornaments are a great way to create a treasure trove of keepsakes of years gone by (and see how the kids and their skills levels grow up and develop),

The post Popsicle Tree Ornaments appeared first on Fun Crafts Kids.

Tuesday, 21 November

23:41

Ultimate Christmas Sewing Roundup: 200+ FREE Patterns! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

christmas sewingChristmas is Nearly HERE!  Time to Get Sewing. Christmas is a very popular time of the year for sewing.  Many experienced sewists are always looking for new Christmas sewing patterns and projects to brighten up their homes and tables, while many new sewists may be getting a sewing machine for the Continue reading

23:26

Cute Bar Mitzvah Party Favor: Candy Sefer Torahs "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Yes, it is time to get crafting for Chanukah, but I'm stuck under a pile of graphic design work and just cant' seem to get out, so in the mean time I have a few cute Bar Mitzvah party favor...

22:50

Evolution of a Stuffed Toy Part 1: Foundation "IndyWatch Feed Craft"




Let's talk about process today. Sewing, drafting, designing, writing, whatever - the process excites me as much as (if not more than) the product. Certainly there's nothing quite like the triumph of a finished product but far, far more engaging and satisfying is the process and  - hidden within it - method that takes one from beginning to end along pathways of one's own making. It's not unlike a mystery or a puzzle: initially, it's an overwhelming mess of stimuli - fabric, darts, gathers, buckles, straps, eyes and ears and noses - and the knowledge that one sift through it all to find a starting point, that First Step after which momentum can take over, the What becomes Hows, the Hows reinforce the Whys and everything finds order in the ride to the finish line. Yes, it might be intimidating, but creating often is - until you find your method.

And method, friends, is a glorious thing.

What does that look like in the stuffed toy design process, though?

I can't speak for everyone else's but I'll share mine. I'm going to pretend that this is a class and you want to learn how to design and draft a stuffed toy from scratch. If you remember my Make A Bag series from long ago, this might feel a little bit like it, except that we'll be deconstructing heads and bodies instead of gussets and straps. So no tutorials on how to sew a leg, or install safety eyes or attach an arm to a torso with or without a button tether. Those are techniques for sewing; we're more interested today in drafting i.e. taking a design in your head and turning it into a finished pr...

21:40

The Dreamstress Guide to Indie Pattern Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

The Dreamstress.com Black Friday Pattern Roundup

 

Here is your guide to every Indie Pattern Sale between 20-30 November 2017, when the sale is, what the sale is, and how to take advantage of it!

I have no affiliation with any of these companies, except, of course, Scroop Patterns!

The Dreamstress Indie Pattern Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale Guide!

Pattern companies are listed  in reverse alphabetical order

Spaces with a pattern company name, but no details, are where a pattern company has indicated they will be doing a sale but hasnt yet announced the details.

This list is divided into the following sections:

  • Vintage/Historical
  • Modern Womens
  • Modern Mens
  • Children

Where a pattern company covers multiple sections Ive defaulted to Modern.

Enjoy!

Vintage & Historical Indie Pattern Companies: 

Wearing History:  Use the code 20OFFCOATS at checkout to take 20% off of Wearing History coat and jacket printed patterns and e-patterns.  Sale ends Thanksgiving Day (23 Nov), PST  PLUS from the 24th-27th get 20% off of everything with code THANKS2017

Scroop Patterns: Get 25% off all patterns with the code PieforAll from the 24th-30th, New Zealand time (so, the 23rd-29th in the US)

Redthreaded: Get 20% off patterns and 10% off orders over $100 with code THANKS2017  (plus there is an expanded sale section) until Monday the 27th!

Old Petticoat Sh...

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