Monday, 24 February 2014

Order {fabric inspiration}

I actually think this is one of the most open challenges we've set, after all ORDER is apparent in nearly all crafts in some way or another. There's always some order to constructing a pattern:

And there's plenty of ways that ORDER can be seen in repeat patterns:

Blaze Shaded Chevron Yardage <br/>SKU# C780-14

Even putting things in order, creating something to maintain order or doing things in an ordered fashion:

How about some hard working bees creating very ordered structures in Bee My Honey?

I hope that sparks some ideas! Have you started your ORDER project yet?

Monday, 17 February 2014

And the winner is...

Susanne! Congratulations you have won a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop. I am sending you an email.

Susanne made this beautiful bag:

I hope you've got your thinking caps on for the next linky on March 15th, the theme is ORDER.

Check back for inspiration and if you have any ideas to share let us know in the comments, this is another theme that is open to so much interpretation we would love to hear what you're thinking!

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Next up...

The next theme is: ORDER

So get organised and we'll see you here on the 15th March with your projects inspired by 'order' and be sure to check back for inspiration posts to help you on your way!

Friday, 14 February 2014

Le Challenge #9 - The Rising Sun

Welcome to the first link of the year and Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are our takes on The Rising Sun theme:

Read about this scrappy basket at Charm About You
Read about this Japanese top at Made in Home
Check back tomorrow to find out the new theme!

If you are new to le challenge, find more information here.

For a chance to win a $25 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate make sure you link up your finished projects and please remember to include the button or a link to Le Challenge in your blog post or Flickr description.

So how did you interpret The Rising Sun?

Sunday, 9 February 2014

The Rising Sun {More Inspiration}

So how are your 'Rising Sun' projects coming along? Have you been inspired by Alice's post? Do you need more inspiration? Well, I may be able to help.. 

For those following me on IG or twitter, you will know that I am sewing from Japanese pattern book - and clearly my own project has inspired this post. 

What I love about Japanese sewing patterns is the simplicity of them - you can of course make the garments funkier with interesting fabric or just plain simple. 

And they do have the cutest models ever for the little ones... 

But you may need to work out the patterns first... 

Or you may be drawn to the funky Japanese fabrics... 

That have inspired some shops  

 1. Phone case here; 2. Scarves here
 And here is my own effort..

 This is not a Japanese pattern - but I would love to recreate this look with a Japanese pattern (I may need to learn piping as well..)

And to be honest if I end up being fed up with the patterns, I know what I will be doing with them...