500 member giveaway

500 member giveaway

The Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group has reach over 500 members – yay! It happened very unexpectedly in the middle of the latest pattern releases but it’s very exciting. I didn’t have the chance to plan some amazing celebration so instead asked people to tell me which pattern they would like and whom they would make it for. I would then draw a random winner and they would get the pattern they chose.

So drum roll……..the random winner is:

Bec Munro

Congratulations and the Prairie Petticoat and Skirt will be heading your way!

Ballerina Briony Free-Motion Appliqué – latest pattern release

Free-motion appliqué, or FMA, is a great way to add fun, unique details to hand-made or ready-to-wear items that children will love.

Ballerina Briony Ballerina Briony is the first to be released with many more designs in the pipeline, including designs for boys. Ballerina Briony can be added with her head to be a complete dancer, or without a head so that the child is the ballerina. I have been wanting to make headless appliqués as they are so fun for the children to wear – and, speaking from experience, much more practical to wear to the park than dressing up clothes! Briony, my daughter, loves to do ballet around the house, and other places too, even though she only did a few weeks of class last summer (something went wrong and she refused to go back). She loves getting to be the ballerina and I love making something unique for her.

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The Sewing Room podcast: episode 5 – fabric addiction and the rabbits are multiplying

I’m pleased to get the next episode of the podcast out to you, after hopefully the last of the website problems. This episode I share about the latest Bishy Barnababes testing (free-motion appliqué), a little about my fabric addiction and another favourite product (Kam snaps) that can also be addicting to collect, and of course what I’ve been sewing in my Sewing Room!

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