Breaking Ground Blog Tour: Galaxie 2 Lunch Placemat

Cosmos placemat pattern sewn by Lulu & Celeste

Welcome to the Breaking Ground Blog Tour 2019. This year over 25 bloggers from around the world are joining with Mahlica Designs to break new ground by trying a pattern designer that is new to them, try new techniques, new styles, or whatever way they want to push themselves. (There is a giveaway happening! Info at the bottom of the post)

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I’ve taken part in the Breaking Ground Blog tour hosted by Mahlica Designs in the past. You can check out my previous posts here and here. I only decided to sign up for the tour this time around a couple weeks ago after debating doing it for a few weeks. Until a few days ago I hadn’t actually sewn anything on my machine in over three months. I had a craft fair the first weekend in December and afterwards I just never got back to it.

I meant to make the girls pjs for Christmas but that didn’t happen. Then, I ended up having another miscarriage a few days before Christmas so I just sort of checked out for a bit then decided to take care of myself. In January I decided I wanted to dance again and started taking Intro to Ballet classes at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (it’s been great!) Then I started taking mommy and kids Zumba classes with my girls (also fun!) Also in January I was asked to run the lunch time craft club at my daughters’ school until March break so all in all I was busy planning the craft club and I guess healing..

Anyway, it was finally time to get back to sewing. A couple weeks ago I started doing an embroidery project that I’m slowly working on that I’ll share soon hopefully. But I needed to sew, so a small, quick project like the Cosmos pattern that’s part of Galaxie 2 collection by Jalie was perfect for my needs. When I turned on the sewing machine a few days ago, I felt relaxed and anxious at the same time. Anxious I think because I was worried I’d mess up my project, and relaxed because well, I love sewing, ha.

The purpose of the of Breaking Ground tour is to sew up something from a designer that is new-to-you and/or sew something new-to-you and/or using a new-to-you technique. Now, I’ve known of Jalie for ages (I even interviewed them for my blog a few years past that you can read here) but although I own many of their patterns, I’ve never actually SEWN any of their patterns. It was time to change that!

Cosmos placemat pattern sewn by Lulu & Celeste

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big ocean applique

One Thimble Tour, Issue 20: Big Ocean appliques

One Thimble Issue 20 is out! Yay! And I’m happy to be back sharing something sewing related!

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As usual the current issue of One Thimble* magazine is jam-packed with patterns, tutorials and articles. I’ve seen a glimpse of the patterns included and they look like fun projects! I had the chance to try out one of the projects, the Big Ocean appliques* from Swoodson Says.

One Thimble Issue 20 Big Ocean Applique sewn by Lulu & Celeste

I’ve been promising Silly Bean a gym bag for two years now, so I decided to use the applique on the bag. Silly Bean was originally not too keen on the applique choices (she’s not a big whale or shark fan) but she loves it now. I’ll have to make something for my nephew with the shark next since Miss V wants a whale on something too. I haven’t decided on what to make her though. 

There’s a giveaway happening so be sure to enter at the bottom of this post!

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Blossom Flower pincushion - Lulu & Celeste

One Thimble Tour: Blossom Flower Pincushion

One Thimble magazine has just released their latest issue (Issue 17) and it is jam packed full of fun patterns and helpful articles. In addition to over 10 patterns and tutorials, there are also articles on sewing techniques and on running a handmade business. But one of my favourite features in this issue is the Blossom Flower pincushion pattern!

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My Favourite Sewing Things: Pincushions

There are two sewing related items I love a lot: felt and pincushions. Last year I had shared a post about my love for felt, (you can read it HERE), this time I’m sharing my love for pincushions!

This post is one of the many stops on Sewing by Ti’s ‘My Favourite Things Tour’. The theme was broad and we were to share a favourite sewing related item (a pattern, a tool, etc).

I ♥ ♥ ♥ pincushions. I love to look at them, to use them and to make them.

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