I enjoyed doing some sewing for the store last week.
The Lucky Owls Pattern by BeBe Bold is a best seller here at The Haby Goddess and I now know why.
They are adorable. The pattern is so easy to make and takes no time at all.
The pattern includes templates for 6 different sizes. The mini size could also be used as a pincushion with the correct filling.
It suggests that you glue peak down to form shape. I didn't do this as I like that they can be reshaped.
I'm really excited to now be able to offer the following classes
to be held at The Haby Goddess retail store.
41 Main Road, Monbulk, Vic
Zpagetti yarn is so much fun to work with and your basket is made before you know it!
This 2 hour workshop is only $40 and includes all you need to make a series of small baskets.
1 x large cone of Zpagetti yarn (your choice of colour)
1 x small ball of contrasting yarn (your choice of colour)
1 x 12mm bamboo crochet hook
1 x basket pattern
You will only need an idea of how to chain, slip & single crochet. But we will run through them again at the beginning of the lesson.
Choose from these dates:
Thursday 11th April, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Thursday 18th April, 10am to 12pm
Saturday 20th April, 1pm to 3pm
Beginner Crochet Classes
In this 4 week block, you will learn the basics and begin to create a series of grannie squares.
From here, we will join them together to make either a scarf or handbag.
It's only $75 for the 4 week block starting Wednesday 17th April - 6 places available.
As an introductory special, you will also receive the following bonus pack free!
3 x 8 ply Cleckheaton Country Wool (your choice of colours)
1 x 5.5mm crochet hook
1 x wool needle
A basic pattern sheet & written instructions to take with you.
Teen &Tween Sewing Classes over the school holidays
Sewing machines will be required, let me know if you don't have one, as I have 1 or 2 spare.
Tween Beginners Sewing Class - limited to 5 places
One of the seriously awesome perks of opening a bricks & mortar store (opening 18th March!) is I now stock magazines that are current issues. Yes, that's right folks, you don't need to wait months to get your imported copies. Christmas issues is February, no thanks!
There is nothing better than buying your favourite magazine, sitting in peace and reading it from cover to cover. I do admit however, I generally don't browse the stands at the newsagents or online stores. I get in and get out just with my fav's each month. Apart from the obvious few, many of the craft magazines look the same and aren't very appealing.
When the newish UK publication Homemaker - Issue 3 arrived last week I put in somewhere over there, and headed straight for Mollie Makes. It gave the impression from it's cover, that it was a bit like all those other magazines, but it's NOT. Today when I finally gave it some love and attention I found that it's good, really good!
Covers topics from craft, sewing, crochet & cooking.
Great interviews including Sophie Dahl and knitting extraordinaire Debbie Bliss.
Lots of projects from a number of different crafts.
You will also receive a 2nd magazine free : Home Sewing Inspiration. Again, it's a great read and includes a heap of fabric patterned papers.
With pattern designers not using universal sizing, you can't assume that the size of your day to day garments will be the same size as a sewing pattern. The US & Australian sizing is very different.
This reference card can be printed out, filled in and popped into your purse for next time you are purchasing a pattern. You can refer to your measurements to make sure you are purchasing the correct size.
It will also come in handy when needing to determine the fabric requirements for a particular size on multi sized patterns.
Keep in mind that our bodies change so it will need to be updated. You should also do a proper, current measure before cutting out your pattern.
You may have already read over on the Facebook page, that The Haby Goddess is expanding - to a retail premises!
I am so very excited to finally be able to announce, that I'm taking over the lovely craft store "Little Red's Craft Cupboard" located at 41 Main Road, Monbulk, Vic
Kate from Little Red's is having a bub, and with 2 children already, is taking a step back from her business to concentrating on her young family. She will continue to operate her online store. I look forward to meeting the locals and becoming involved in the crafting community she has already created.
I will be closed to transform & set up the new Haby Goddess store for one week, with doors opening again on Monday 18th March.
I'm having a big party of course, details to follow soon.
I realise that without all of your wonderful support over the years, The Haby Goddess would not have grown as much as it has - thank you xx
So what does that mean for you guys?
1. The blog will continue to publish informative sewing based tutorials as before and Sew School Online will continue to expand with courses & e-book products.
2. Loads more products in the online store. Now I won't be restricted by having my warehouse at home (hmmm, maybe that's not a good thing!). I love magazines, so publications such as Mollie Makes, The Simple Things plus other European titles will become available via the online store and the best bit is, they will be air freighted in so they're current, not months behind like many newsagents!
3. Fabric! I write this will a constrained excitement. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than being surrounded by bolts of fabric. I will be uploading many of the designs onto the online store as they arrive (I've already started!).
4. Live workshops, sewing lessons and craft get togethers. I can't wait to share with you the list of workshops I have planned. I can tell you they will include Zpagetti 'how to' sessions, one on one sewing lessons for beginners , crochet mornings plus other sewing project workshops.
If you are in The Monbulk area over the next few weeks, call in as Kate from Little Red's Craft Cupboard is having a massive clean out sale on all Kids Craft & Fabric Remnants.
Here's 10 reasons why enrolling in Sew School Online is
an awesome idea!
It starts this Monday.
1. You won't need a babysitter. Sew School can be worked in around your
family - when they are in bed of an evening, having an afternoon nap or at
2. You don't need to be online at a particular time. If
you work full time or have other commitments, it's not a problem. You will have 24 hour access to the closed
site to complete lessons at your leisure.
3. All lessons are downloadable. While there are some accompanying video's,
all lessons can be printed out so you can have then next to you as you
work. They can all be copied over to
your computer for future reference once the course is complete.
4. It's affordable.
Where can you get 30+ lessons, charts & projects with all the help
you need for only $79 (AUD)?
5. You are not on your own. Ask as many questions via the
comments sections or on the private Facebook page.
6. You can catch up if you fall a little behind. We are all busy and sometimes life just gets
in the way. There is a catch up week
between weeks 3 & 4 plus one at the end of week 6.
7. Become part of our community. Sewers are a friendly
lot and love to offer support. You can
interact with others via the gallery, comments sections and the Facebook page.
8. There is no travelling. Living on the outskirts of the suburbs, I
know exactly how hard it can be to get to classes in the city. For me, with a family it was almost
Whether you're sewing for yourself, family or loved ones, the joy of having
made it yourself will be fantastic.
10. Expand your business. If you are a small crafty
business wanting to expand your range from basic accessories and take your
products to the next level. This
beginners sewing course will help you do that.
That's it! Nothing more to say.
If you need a recap of what Sew School Online is all
about then head to the Course Details page.
But if you are all ready to catch the February 4 start
date, enrol here.
Something that has become standard in our house is handmade cards.
I never buy them for the girls to give, they must always make their own. They are always a hit and appreciated by those receiving the gift.
Here is one we made for my sister in laws recent birthday. You only need a few basic craft supplies and your set.
To make something similar to mine, you will need:
Cute vintage fabric
A couple of magazines for snipping out images (frankie is our choice of mag - awesome images & lots of backgrounds you can use) Fabric tape or washi tape
Photo's - I've printed out my own on photo paper.
How to assemble:
Cut out all your pieces are arrange them on your folded card.
Sew your fabric square to the card and tape the other bits on.
I didn't sew the photo on so Lea could peel off the tape and keep it.
Are you wanting to make a Christmas Wreath this year that stands out from the pack?
This crochet kit from the team at Hoooked Zpagetti will create a wreath which will become the talking point for your all your visitors this Christmas season. I had this sample on display at the recent Craft & Sewing show and it was a hit!
If you know how to chain, single and double crochet then you will have this whipped up in no time at all.
The kit includes a large cone in vibrant red, a small white ball for contrast, a 12mm bamboo crochet hook, a round acrylic handle plus pattern.
If the sisterhood is going to have their beautifully painted nails soaking in soapy water washing dishes this Christmas, then lets do it in a bit of style. Make these fun rubber gloves for your mums, sisters, grandmas and girlfriends - they will love you for it! Plus the cost next to nothing to make.
We don't have sales here at The Haby Goddess very often, so as a big thank you for your support over the year, I've made it a good one.
There is 20% off all Colette Patterns including the gorgeous Colette Sewing Handbook which would make the perfect Christmas gift. My Poppet Vintage Bunting Kits, Knit Outta the Box Kits and Make It Stitch Me kits are also reduced.
Sale prices are only available from 2/11/2012 to 6/11/2012 or unless sold out sooner so you had better get in quick. Due to the Melbourne Cup weekend, all orders will be sent on Wednesday.
Visit the online store or click here to view a brochure with live links. All prices listed are at the reduced price.