Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pant~A~Loooons, a Review

Disclaimer:  The opinions expressed in this post are my own. However, I was given a copy of the pattern in exchange for this review.

I recently found out that Chrissy from Muse of the Morning ( was planning a blog tour.  Meaning that a group of bloggers would each blog about one of her patterns over a certain period of time. Needless to say, I was very excited when she agreed that I could be included in her blog tour. :)
This is my very first pattern review, so I'm going to keep it short and sweet. 

I got to make the Pant~A~LoOoOns Soft Toy and I love it!  Such a sweet and simple stuffed "animal" with loads of design possibilities. This was very easy to stitch up and Chrissy explains all of the steps quite nicely. There is even a tutorial for the embroidery stitches used to create the face.

I admit that my hand embroidery could use a lot more practice, but I love that there are no buttons!
Wouldn't this be a great baby present with a rattle tucked inside and baby's initial on one of the "feet?"

As you can see, I made a rather lopsided two-faced version.  That's right, I couldn't decide which one to make, so I pulled two fabrics and added a quirky ruffle for hair.  I know two little girls that will love their very own Pant~A~LoOoOn!

Would you like a chance to win your very own Pant~A~LoOoOns pattern or any of the wonderful patterns by Muse in the Morning?  Follow this link for a chance to win a pattern of your choice:

Don't want to wait and see if you win a free pattern?  There is also a coupon code- it's BLOGTOUR30 and gives the user 30% off all patterns sold through her website (not etsy or craftsy) through May 17.

Thanks again, Chrissy, for letting me be the "caboose" today!  :)


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Best Laid Plans

Not long ago someone contacted me about making a quilt with her wedding dress.  A beautiful, sparkly quilt that would remind her of her special day. :)   I picked up the dress and started thinking. Between the two of us, we spent hours looking for inspiration, finally deciding on two intertwining rings showcasing all of the fabulous beadwork on her gown.
On the very day I was finally ready to cut into that gorgeous dress, she sent me a message...Had I already started on the quilt?  If not, please cancel the project... She had decided that she would like to offer her dress up to victims of  a recent tornado.  How incredible is she??
I will admit that I am a little sad that I never got to make that first cut, but am delighted that this dress will make another bride very, very happy.
On to my next project...