Mr Ted and the really small gang

Mr Ted and the really small gang

Mr Ted has proved to be a popular sewing pattern chap. Between wonderful sites like Cut Out and Keep and SewCanShe featuring the tutorial he has been whipping up a quite frenzy on the interwebs, which makes me so happy. Almost as happy as the moment when I see Mr Ted...
Delicious sewing

Delicious sewing

Summer is officially over. Little munchkins are back at school. And I am slipping quietly back into sewing. Oh there are so many projects I want to get going on, and so many ideas in my head but first… to finish a project that has been on the burner for quite...
3 key trends at BlogHer ’14

3 key trends at BlogHer ’14

BlogHer ’14 was nothing short of an amazing experience. Having twisted my own arm into traveling from Hong Kong to California, I was pencil at the ready jotting down every bit of bloggy knowledge and insight I came across. Three key themes struck me – balance, video...
How to be a copycat

How to be a copycat

Do you ever have that moment when you’ve lovingly sewn a garment for yourself and you just, well, hate it? This used to happen to me all the time.  It’s not that the fit of a pattern is an issue, it’s just that I never know if a style is going to suit me until I...

BlogHer ’14 unplugged

I’ve never experienced writers block before. Perhaps this is because I’ve never considered myself a writer. Maybe it’s because I’ve always been a in denial that anyone is actually reading this blog (surely those stats are wrong!). It could also...
Sunshine everywhere

Sunshine everywhere

I type this in California as the first hint of sunrise starts to glow behind the mountains of San Jose. Jet lag can sometimes be a beautiful thing. This week I get to do three things I love. Blog, travel and stock up on craft supplies. I arrived, pinching myself,...
Air Balloon Fabric Panels are back!

Air Balloon Fabric Panels are back!

It’s a tale of two cities. Moving Craft Schmaft from Sydney to Hong Kong has been quite the journey but I’m so pleased to say that Hot Air Balloon fabric panels are now back in stock. Hooray! Circus, Sunshine and Carnivale ,the firm favourites amongst you...
The hiatus and BlogHer

The hiatus and BlogHer

I seem to have missed June. It simply disappeared. There was  a blur of humidity and thunderstorms that announced, in no uncertain terms, the arrival of summer here in Hong Kong. There were visits from family along with the arrival of gigantic mosquitoes and the most...
A peek at the sherbet balloons

A peek at the sherbet balloons

It’s all about the Hot Air Balloon eye-candy today. I’m sewing this one up for a friend who is just about to have her baby. Inspired by sugar and spice and all things nice, after all… that’s what little girls are made of… (but...