Wednesday 27 February 2013

Giveaway time....

as promised I am back with a little say thank you for reading...following...supporting my little shop and making me smile with your comments :)
In May it will be three years since the Teawagon began its journey...
It started with two Jane's...a camera and a little dream...we have taken a few wrong turns and hit a few bumps in the road but we are still chugging on and hope to for many moons to come :)

...anyway enough of that fluffy nonsense back to the giveaway... there are three prizes to be had
1st prize is a bundle of supplies to make your own bag (like the one in the colour crush quilt post)

in this bundle you will get vintage fabrics for the outer, lining and pocket plus 2 fab hoop handles and a bright green giant flower button :)

2nd prize is a bundle of new modern quilters cottons in fabby patterns - 100% cotton

16 pieces of 24cm x 24cm squares

3rd prize is a little remnant bundle of quilters cottons in my favourite prints...all different sizes 100% cotton

and a pack of my favourite stickers from paperchase :)

how to enter...
just leave a comment on this blog post... if you can't leave a comment here you can pop over to my FB page (see side bar link) and leave a comment on the giveaway post there. If you comment or share on FB as well as here or share on a blog then let me know and I will enter you again.
I'm happy to post anywhere just make sure I can contact you if you win :)
Giveaway open until 6th March when I will have a little technical meltdown on how to pick a winner  ...but lets not worry about that now :)

good luck...and T H A N K Y O U lots and lots x x x x x
from Jane

Tuesday 26 February 2013

sewing and feels a bit like spring over here...

I am back in my little shed these days...half term was rain and a couple of family days out as well as time at home to unwind and relax...OK...who am I kidding it was tricky with screen bans and niggles and boys who seem to be permanently embarrassed by their Mum..but mostly it was lovely :)

my head is a bit all over the place at the moment...too many things I want to do and new things I want to try but I figured I had to focus on a few new things for the I dug deep in my stash and made some pillow covers...

nice and bright and spring like :)

I even managed another one of these...

more of that another time :) 

I have my giveaway all planned and ready to go so pop back soon for details

Have a lovely week x x x x x

Wednesday 20 February 2013

colour crush quilt...

it's half term again...last month came and went in a blur...and I needed something to distract I delved into my fabric stash and got to work...

using my all time faves (it took some deep breaths to chop in to some of them) I started on another quilt...

triangles this time...and a few neon's...I have loved making this :) I didn't really know what I was doing and there were moments of when I realised I had sewn them into hexagons instead of stripes...but I grabbed the unpicker and started again...

there have been some very late nights and I took it everywhere to make sure I could finish it....

using my favourite bobbly  60's sheet for the back..

and made a border in a pretty floral.. neon triangles and vintage patterns together are my favourite :)

yesterday when the sun was almost felt like spring and I sat outside my little shed and did the final hand stitching...

I'm so happy with how it turned out...
I am still sorting out the fabrics and keep adding them to my shop whenever I can ...there is a little sale on at the moment too...
hope you are having a lovely week x x x x x

Monday 4 February 2013

how to ...make monsieur et madame Lolly

bonjour :) here is a little how to for a blustery Monday morning...based on my lolly stick dollies I have made some Valentine give to someone you love or keep all to your lovely self :)

madame lolly

monsieur lolly

You will need :
Fabrics in various patterns depending on if you would like a boy or girl and some felt
sewing machine (you could hand stitch though)
stuffing (you could raid a pillow like I often do, just don't tell Mr h)
buttons..trims etc

Cut out two rectangles and curve the top edge (this will be the main body)...cut your felt to fit over the top curved edge in a hairstyle of your choice..cut out any features you wish to add
Cut out a square piece of fabric for the shirt
Lay all these on to one of your body pieces and sew on with a .5cm seam
Take your other body piece and place directly on top, with right sides facing sew all around the edges with a 1cm seam leaving the hem at the bottom open

Turn right way out and it should look something like this...above
You could cut out some accessories like a tie or belt and some cheeks to add later..
Fill with stuffing and the slip stitch the hem closed

Hand stitch the cheeks and eyes and attach the tie with a small button

If you are making the girl, same process just different features..

Monsieur and Madame Lolly are a present for my Valentine... I am not sure why they are French...maybe its Mr Lollys facial hair??
I'd love to see if you have a go at making these...
Happy Monday x x x

PS I have just noticed that I have 1000 followers :) so to say a big thank you I will be having a giveaway very soon x x x x

Friday 1 February 2013

Friday Photographer on Candy Pop

Just a quick post to say happy Friday, and that my pics are featured on the very lovely

Candy Pop Blog

Pop over for a peek :) 
Have a lovely weekend
 x x x x x x