Archive for the ‘children’ tag
We have a new panel from Makower to make a Pirate themed toy tidy.
Sew on pockets (as you do for their advent calendars) for your children to stuff their toys into and hang it in their bedroom.
You will need approximately 3/4m of fabric to back it with.
If you’ve looked at the Thomas the Tank Engine Book Panel, you may have noticed that there is in fact a fairly large picture of Thomas and Friends, which doesn’t actually get used in the book itself.
So with our left over piece, Mum made a cushion that is just the right size for a little boy to cuddle.
Last week we received two new children’s fabric collections from Camelot Fabrics and they are really cute!
This collection features a mix of pretty feathers, mountains, foxes, teepees, and raccoons…all the things to remind you of the wonders of the outside. It is rustic and cosy, making you want to go outside and explore the great outdoors!
For those little boys (and big boys) who are mad about airplanes, how about Take Flight? There are planes, helicopters, aircraft symbols and signals, which could be used in quilts, as well for toy bags, or pillows etc. Or how about using it to make a Melly and Me pattern, such as Percy and Herb?
We have some new fabrics which would be lovely for children’s quilts or other kids projects.
Firstly you can take a walk on the wild side and see what animals you can find in our Jungle fabric collection. The elephants is my favourite.
ABC Menagerie is a bright and fun children’s fabric collection by a new designer Abi Hall. We have the full collection available in jelly rolls, layer cakes and charm packs and a few of the individual fabrics available by the metre.
We also have a panel piece, featuring alphabet squares on it.
For older girls, you might like the Hello Petal collection by Aneela Hoey. This designer has quite a unique and distinct style.
These colours are available by the metre and we also have pre cuts of the full collection.
Rowan Studio 30 contains 10 knitting patterns for children, designed by Sarah Hatton. Folk influences were to be found for both adult and child’s wear this season and Rowan Studio 30 offers a capsule wardrobe of knits for every little fashionista! From a cosy ‘grandad’ cardigan for boys to a pretty cape for girls, hopefully this collection will have everyone wishing they were young again!
Patterns are knit in DK yarn. Visit our main website to pick up your copy for just £5.95.
Rowan Summer Baby is a beautiful brochure full of fun and colourful knits for little girls and boys. Featuring designs by the Rowan design team in their favourite cotton yarns, this lovely pattern books is sure to be a hit with parents and grandparents alike.
Designs range from pretty floral dresses and party dress cardigans to graphic animal stripes and star patterns for the boys.
If you’re looking for some bright and cheerful yarn to knit something for the young people in your life, then take a look at Sirdar’s new Snuggly Smiley Stripes DK yarn. Everyone who’s been in to the shop recently and seen it, has smiled and commented on how fun it is.
Available in 8 zingy self-striping shades, it’s a soft blend of 20% merino wool and 80% bamboo. More importantly, it is meant to be machine washable.
There’s a pattern book to go with it called Hearts & Stripes containing 18 knitting patterns for children aged 0 -7. Here are some of the patterns inside:
We came across this pretty sewing pattern for a baby dress which is free to download from the designer’s blog:
There’s a tiny baby version and a toddler version. The dress ties at the shoulders and is easiest to get on over the legs (as opposed to over the head). No zippers or buttonholes, so it’s easy and fast to make.
One of the new yarns we are now stocking is Rico’s Kids Classic Aran. It’s cheaper than Rico’s Soft Merino Aran as this yarn is a mix of acrylic and polyamide. However it does feel just as soft and if you’re knitting for children then you’ll be glad of something a bit more hardwearing as well as something you can throw in the washing machine.
There’s a really nice pattern book to go with it too called Rico Kids Book 1 which contains 20 patterns for children aged 4-16. At just £3.95 it’s a bit of a bargain in my opinion. Pictures of the patterns contain in Rico Kids are on the website.