Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Welcome TUCI design to Crafty Mamas!

TUCI designs are the work of Heike Geiger, of Germany. Beautiful e-patterns...her designs are enchanting and very romantic! Some come with free embroidery and applique patterns to embellish too.
See them HERE...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

And we have a winner...Zofia!

Congrats! I'll get your LUCIA out to you today so you can get cracking on that shirring project!

Thankyou everyone!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Is it just me or is Summer dragging on and on...? A good thing I have adorable Summer fabric left in stock!

I have a metre of the stunning new LUCIA woven fabric to GIVE -AWAY!  From the HILCO Summer 2010 range.

Lovely LUCIA. 55% cotton/45% PE. Beautiful floral print on white background, with random burnt out effect sunbursts. $24.oo per metre

How to win? Simply leave me a comment...noting a project from an Otto issue you think would be adorable made up in LUCIA! BE sure to state issue and pattern #. Good luck!

I'll select a winner Friday!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


You may have noticed these popping up in the shop..some may say I have a bit of a thing for them...maybe I do :) I adore them! T

The Farb velour and glitter iron ons are designed to match in with the yummy Farb ribbons ( and there are embroidery designs too!). This way you can get a groovy Euro design flow through effect with your sewing. But how do you apply those iron ons?
Here's a few tips I found both on the farbenmix.de site and of my own:

1. You have to have a hard surface underneath the layer you are applying to. Slide in a chopping board, or I used a cork place mat upside down.

2. You need to have a sheet of baking paper over the tranfser, then apply a med hot iron ( 1700 they recommend). No steam. Apply medium pressure ( this is the key!) whilst pressing for 20 seconds.

3. Allow to cool a few seconds, then remove baking paper and then peel the backing off. I found it worked best starting from top left hand corner.

4. Once backing is off, apply baking paper and give a press.

Then allow to cool.

These are so much fun!!

Monday, March 08, 2010

La Mia Boutique has arrived!

All the way from Italia...the superb La Mia Boutique!

Better be quick though, they never last long...these have had a price drop too!

HILCO fabrics...

Our last shipment of Summer 2010 arrived last week, and is selling very quckly. These superb woven fabrics are so lovely, beautiful quality ( as those that know Hilco will attest to), and super cute. If you love the Euro look of Oililly etc...you will adore these. Perfect for your Euro style sewing projects.


New Farb Fun!
I have been busily trying out some of the new Farb patterns to come in ( it's a tough job, but someone has to do it!). 

These two...



Both lovely tunik patterns are quick and easy to sew, and lovely for showing off your fave knits! Either plain or embellised up, they are winners!

Monday, March 01, 2010

HILCO Summer 2010 part II!

Just arrived this morning, will be online later today..our second shipment of Hilco Summer 2010. So pretty....the first lot sold very quickly..don't miss these!

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Crafty Mamas SHOP blog. Aussie agent for Farbenmix, Studio Tantrum, Stenzo fabric, Ottobre design. Stocking Hilco fabric, Mamu design and other cool stuff!