Pattern Pyramid Giveaway Winner!

And the winner is Marie from GMarieSews. Check out the humungous knitted quilt wrap she has just posted. Such persistence and fabulous colours! I wonder which pattern Marie will choose.

Marie, I’ll be in contact for your postal details and I can’t wait to see where the parcel goes after that!

We rather jokingly put the bowl’o'names in front of Milly, aka Participation Cat, and joked she could choose one as she is a keen sewing helper. Given that she’s such a food scrounger she promptly put her paw out and snared Marie’s name. It had to be rescued before it got too chewed. I had to run for the camera.

Pattern Pyramid Giveaway lands in Tasmania!

I squealed out loud when I heard I’d won a Pattern Pyramid giveaway round hosted by Jennifer at The Musings of a Dedicated Housefiancee! And today the parcel arrived daintily wrapped with pink ribbon. Originally I’d eyed up the KwikSew dress, but further examination of the Women’s Weekly pattern meant I changed my mind. I fell in love with the pocket flaps and figure I can grade it up a bit with my slopers.

Check out the patterns:

  • McCalls 2085 is a shift dress and jacket
  • KwikSew 3380 is a dress with two waist options – dropped and regular
  • Simplicity 5931 is a vest, shirt and skirt pattern.
  • I’m also tossing in a bonus Burda Easy Autumn/Winter 2011. Check out this assortment of photos from the mag.

Fancy a shot at winning the three remaining patterns, an extra Burda Easy and some of the special labels?

Leave a comment below by 9pm AEST Thursday 16th August, making sure I can find your email address pretty easily :-)

  • Anyone, anywhere with postal service can enter the giveaway by posting a comment below  BUT you must have an active blog. (Reasons to become obvious.)
  • I will randomly select a winner.
  • I will post the remaining three patterns & magazine to the winner, along with a generous number of hand woven labels to be sewn into anything made from one of these patterns.

Original rules as decreed by Karen of  didyoumakethat?, the origin of the Pattern Pyramid.

The winner will pick a pattern to keep for themselves, then host their own giveaway. They will randomly select a winner, post the remaining patterns to that Person C. Person C will pick a pattern for themselves, host their own giveaway and post the remaining patterns to the winner, Person D. Person D will…

and hey, if you’re at the Aussie Sewer’s Meetup in Melbourne on the following Saturday I’ll deliver in person!

One Cool Thing, One Strange Thing

CONFESSION: In the whirlwind of job hunting, interviews, resigning and last days (today!), a box of cool and strange wonders from Anne of Pretty Grievances arrived. And I wrote a post and promptly left it in ‘draft’ status. Oh crap, too embarassing for words.Let’s just keep that a secret between us and the interwebs shall we?

Right, anyhoo…

Anne was my swap partner from One Cool Thing, One Strange Thing Swap organised by the Perfect Nose. When the box arrived I opened it to discover some luscious embroidered red drapey fabric, some blue speckedly knit which Participation Cat promptly decided was hers, McCalls 3091 – a pattern for a dress and jacket, and some odd notions. Not really odd at all :-) !

I can see me making the dress in a linen for summer, shortening the length a bit. The red fabric I am thinking about rolled hem edges on a garment of some kind. A little strange to figure out the hem finishes first, I’m currently intrigued by pushing my overlocker a bit further and think this would an ideal candidate. A dress or a top, I am yet to decide.

The blue knit, once I wrestled it back off the cat, demanded to be made into a big snuggly jumper decorated on the shoulders with the buttons.

Thank you so much for these treats, I’m tickled pink with the excitement of parcels in the mail.

All of which is still to be done …

One Cool Thing/ One Strange Thing swap

Look what the postman brought me! TJ, the instigator and co-ordinator of the One Cool Thing/ One Strange Thing swap sent bonus packets out to each participant which is a truly generous idea. I’d let on that I’m trying to inject some more colour into my wardrobe and this luscious blue green DKNY knit hits the spot beautifully. I’m spoilt for choice of patterns with the Knipmode March 2012 and the special extra included. And it needs to be a pattern that will make the most of the gorgeous button TJ included.

A dodgy photo of the overview page from this Knipmode.


Thank you!! I’m looking forward to finalising my plans for this fabric and revealing the make here on my blog.