Tuesday, 8 December 2009

they're here!



So very very pleased and excited to point you all to the online Ink and Spindle shop where the kits with my patterns are now available for purchase.



You can buy just the kit - which has the full size pattern, instructions and all the bits you need (like elastic or lining or interfacing or straps and snaps), or you can buy the kit and the printed fabric too (in your choice of print) and get the fabric at a discount.



Totally brilliant!



They would make excellent Christmas presents either as completed projects or in kit form for someone who might be looking to try something new in their summer holidays.



And during said summer I will be hard at work trying and testing some new additions to the range so no doubt you'll be hearing more about that as I go too.

As a special thank you to all you lot who have been so generous in your praise about this little venture, the lovely ladies at Ink and Spindle are offering a free kit to one of my readers!



The winner can choose either a skirt kit with the lace fans in olive fabric or the shorts kit with chalk in snow (these are the two fabrics pictured above). To enter the draw all you need to do is leave a comment here telling me which kit you'd like and what patterns you'd most like to see added to the range by midnight Wednesday 16 December (that's Aussie time) and then I'll get my capable assistants to draw me a winner. Please please please leave your email address with your entry! Thank you so much Lara, Tegan and Bianca!

19 comments:

Alison said...

Totally brilliant I agree!! Congratulations and a great step forward!! Perfect patterns for the wonderful Ink and Spindle fabrics.

flamehair said...

Oh I'd love to win the skirt pattern with the olive fabric. And what would I love to see next in the patterns? Perhaps a girls dress? I love the ones you've made/modded for yourself and would like to see what you could do in that area.

flowerpress said...

Ooh, how lovely. They look like such nice patterns. I would like the skirt pattern if I won I think.
I agree a simple girls dress pattern would be nice, and big sizes 'cos my girl is 11!

Ashley said...

Such brilliant patterns - love the simple elegance. I always complain that kid clothes are covered in graffiti - what is with the huge, random numbers on everything? I'd love the shorts pattern and I think you should add a pattern for some summer, shortie dungarees with pockets. I love dungarees - you could do a unisex shortie dungaree with options for dungaree skirts and long legged dungarees for winter!

Ashley said...

Sorry, I forgot: mouseleges@hotmail.com

LissyLouLou said...

I could squeeze my 4yo boy into the Chalk in Snow shorts so I would love that please. As, I've said before I would love to see the same shorts pattern for bigger boys, maybe 4-8yo. Also, that stripe top Amy is wearing is wonderful - so non-pink-girly - can we have a pattern for that please?

LissyLouLou said...

Bugger - forgot to give my contact details. fabbaliss@aapt.net.au

kim at allconsuming said...

Well I think you know which pattern I'd be putting my hand up for - although this makes me want to breed again just to have a girl to make those skirts. Holy crap they're cute.

And well done to you lovely lady. I'm as pleased as punch for you over here!

The Fam said...

Hope these sell like hotcakes, they will make wonderful gifts for crafty friends and family.
shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

They look great. I would love to see a pattern that was a simple shirt that could be either for a boy or girl, something that comes together quickly without out too many fiddly bits. (and I'd love to win the boys pattern)

Kylie said...

Oh, i'd love to try the skirt pattern. And i agree (having 2 girls myself) a dress or pinafore???
alky00@bigpond.net.au

sonya said...

Why, oh why did I shun all things perceived to be feminine whilst growing up? 34 and just learning to blanket stitch! My daughter would look gorgeous in the olive skirt and a barely there dress pattern would be awesome (so hot up here in Darwin). My email is sgmc2@bigpond.com

Sarah said...

Oh, those shorts would look mighty nice on my nearly three year old.

I would love a longer pants pattern in a wide range of sizes. It would be great to have a pattern I could use all the way through from 6 months ish to bigger kid. Maybe a pattern that could be adapted for both summer weight and winter weight?

Either that or a baby hat, I have a new baby (2 weeks yesterday) who has a normal sized head, after a baby with a huge head I am astounded, what to do? No hats fit? I need to make one.

My email is sarahnie@gmail.com

Pearly Queen said...

I would love the skirt kit in olive to make for my granddaughter. I'd love to see a pattern for a swingy cotton coat for her too.

pennypeberdy(at)gmail(dot)com

peskypixies said...

ohhhhh the skirt pattern please.

mmmmmmm maybe a girls dress??or top........

i have 3 girls

froginthepond said...

Yippee! for being able to buy a kit before Christmas.

I would give up my sewing arm for the olive skirt. I'd love to see a swingy girls' dress because I think it would look fabulous with your style and I&S fabric.

Melanie said...

Oh lovely! I'd love to see a dress pattern (something like the recent dresses you've made would be wonderful), and perhaps a girl and boy shirt pattern. Your designs are great soozs- so simple and fun. Congratulations on the venture!
Oh, and I'd love to win a skirt pattern! Thanks so much for the chance to participate!!
mpahk1[at]monash[dot]edu[dot]au

jamsandwich said...

Fabo!
As I have a house full of boys it would have to be the shorts for me.
I would love to see the girls patterns in my grown up size! For kidlies I think a simple boys summer shirt would be lovely. A pinafore is always nice on the girls especially in such delicious fabrics.
Email is jasbrinkler at optusnet dot com dot au (though I never win!)

emalia may said...

Fab, fab, fab.... just finished my (modified) sling bag in Ink&Spindle fabric... LOVIN it...will have to leave the house tomorrow just to have it seen! Big thanks!! http://emaliamaypress.blogspot.com/2010/10/birthday-bag.html