Friday, November 21, 2014

Winnie the Pooh in the Nursery Plastic Canvas Pattern Books

Here's a cool find I came into recently. Winnie the Pooh and his friends in Plastic Canvas needlepoint books. Perfect for the nursery, a baby gift, day care wall.
Pooh Wall Decor Plastic Canvas Pattern Book

Winnie the Pooh Tissue Box Covers in Plastic Canvas

Tissue Box Covers in Plastic Canvas

Pooh So-Quick Long Stitch Pattern Book for Plastic Canvas

Post by Eileen Patterson...Miss Eileen Vintage and GoofingOff Sewing



Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Gift of Make Believe

When I was a little girl, one of the best gifts I received for Hanukkah was a pair of high heels and a little purse. They weren't real high heels; they had elastic straps that would keep them on my feet as I tried to walk with them. With my little purse on my arm and my heels on I would sashay around the house like a grown woman (or so I thought). The money spent on the gift wasn't important, the gift of make believe was.
Costumes are so often left to Halloween yet a cape (Simplicity 0701 and Simplicity 0702) are easy to sew and fun to wear gift.









Simplicity 0695. A little girl in a tutu is a ballerina twirling and dancing, the living room her stage.



Simplicity 0703




















Ahoy, matey! Easy to sew shirts, vests, and pants and watch out, Pirates!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sew Quick Holiday Gifts

The holidays are quickly approaching and the rush is on to create something meaningful for loved ones. Here's a few ideas that can help get the creative juices flowing.....fast.

Simplicity 1735 Misses' Cape and purse...Misses and Child's Hats, scarves, and fingerless gloves.
Yes, those oh-so-popular fingerless gloves. The pattern has the gloves in 3 sizes, even a size for the forever texting teen. Sew them in fleece or a soft knit. They'll work up quick.

McCall's 7311. Who doesn't love a Teddy? Don't like fake fur? No problem. How about a soft, luscious flannel or a minky knit? Maybe an old shirt  beautiful colors to honor someone who passed.  Precious memories.

Simplicity 2198 A cute animal pillow for a little one! My daughter had a favorite pillow when she was little. It was a big floor pillow that when she was tired I'd find her there, comfy and cozy.  No nap time fussing.
Vogue 9073...Little ornaments to sew and dress up a gift...or give as a gift. Maybe the little thing needed for a co-worker. 

McCall's 0012 Quick Picks...things to make and give. This pattern even includes a doggie bed and neckties. Sew up fast and give them out. 
McCall''s P389 Bunch of Bunnies...including an angel bunny and Santa bunny!

Post by Eileen Patterson....aka GoofingOff