My tail of woe with my sewing machine continues - no part yet, which means no Bernina! I decided it was a good time to get everything "shipshape" in my store. The Australian Dollar has been going down, down, down for some time which means the price of my patterns in my Craftsy store in US Dollars has been going up, up, up if you're an Aussie.
With that in mind, I went through all my patterns and reduced heaps of them by 30% to 50%. That should make it more equitable for my friends 'down under' and if you live elsewhere, you can grab yourself a bargain!
I also took the opportunity of uploading another new pattern, "Leap Frog" - isn't she a cutie?
You can find the design here.
Talking about making things 'shipshape', I had in mind to show you my latest children's game:
It's a memory game for toddlers, teaching them about different shapes and pairs in a fun way. I decided to call it "Shipshape".
I think I'll ever be a child at heart - just love making children's projects!
The pattern is in Handmade Vol 34 No 8. If you decide to make it, unfortunately the magazine left out a number of the shapes and also the whole of the box pattern, so email me and I will send you the missing templates.
I decided to get my sewing room shipshape also. I was able to rearrange some of the furniture so that I could fit another set of drawers in the room. All those bits and pieces, cottons, light box, folders, that had to be moved every time I wanted something (and of course what I was trying to find was always at the bottom of the pile!) are now sitting happily in a drawer. Wonderful!
It's been lovely having two of our grandsons stay with us this weekend. It's a joy to see them growing up into delightful young men. Family is so special!!!
Keep an eye out next week for another block in the free You are Blessed BOM quilt. I should have plenty of time to prepare it for you while the Bernina is absent!