I’m so excited to share this project with you – a monster face quilt top! The pattern is designed by Wendi Gratz of Shiny Happy World and a part of an online Craftsy class, which gives you the pattern and accompanying video tutorials for how to make it. I am sharing some of my thoughts about the class and have a coupon code for anyone who wants to try their hand at making some silly monsters! I’ve finished my quilt since I first posted this, visit this post to see it all quilted and bound.
I love wool! People often think of scratchy, heavy, hot sweaters when they hear that but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Merino wool is thin and breathable, adapting to your body temperature so it can be worn year round. Unfortunately, it seems to only be used in higher-end sweaters in more classic styles and underlayer sports clothes, both at high prices. I want more options! I actually sewed this up as a gift for a friend, but I couldn’t resist trying it on and decided to share my thoughts about the pattern.
I have been meaning to post about this pattern for months – it took a while to get a picture of the grey tights hanging up, because my daughter wore them almost every day! These handmade baby tights are from the Abby’s Footed Tights pattern by The Wolf and The Tree – I pattern tested for the designer, Saskia, and will definitely be making more of these.
One of my 2016 goals was to say ‘no’ more – I’m forever trying to reconcile my list of projects with how many hours I have to actually work on them. So, when an email landed in my inbox for a blog tour, from a company I’d never heard of, I had a “thanks but no thanks” all typed out.. and then I just happened to click on the link.. and saw the cutest romper ever!
Turns out Thread Faction used to be Hatchlings, and this kicks off the designer, Liz,’s Spring/Summer collection of patterns. I’m excited to be a stop on the blog tour, this romper is SO fun to make, and I love how it turned out. There are some great giveaways, coupons, and other bloggers so keep reading!