Gathering Hot Air Balloon Supplies

Gathering Hot Air Balloon Supplies

I was going to just post this in the Sew-Along section but I think this is a great guide for anyone gathering craft supplies to make Hot Air Balloons. Here’s a full list of all the supplies you’ll need to make a Hot Air Balloon Mobile: Material list: Quilting fabric...
Announcing the Balloon-along

Announcing the Balloon-along

I floated the idea of a balloon sew along on instagram this week and … whooaaa… the response was massive! So I’m excited to announce that on the 21st of March the inaugural Craft Schmaft Balloon-along will begin. In this this sew along, we’ll be...
Calling all testers… Mr Fox needs you!

Calling all testers… Mr Fox needs you!

Tweaks, touch ups and tiny details have been finished on Mr Fox. Huzah! He is officially the first plushie I’ve sewn on an plane and he is so close to being released as a pattern…. but, as I like to do with all my patterns, I’d love to get your thoughts...
Crafter, interrupted.

Crafter, interrupted.

What a rollercoaster 2014 has been. I have been a crafter, interrupted. First there was the big move to Hong Kong – the opportunity of a lifetime to experience culture and place far beyond my island home.  The eternal optimist in me thought… I’ve...
5 ways to find sewing time

5 ways to find sewing time

There will never be enough hours in the day to sew. Trust me, I started a whole business to be able to do just that and there is still never enough time. It’s my own fault for wanting to make EVERYTHING although I think pinterest has a lot to answer for here...
Meet the Claus’

Meet the Claus’

Earlier this year I was commissioned to make Mr and Mrs Claus coffee table ornaments for a new magazine, Love Sewing Australia . I’ve been busting to show you these but had to keep them under wraps until the mag was published. Well hooray, it’s arrived! As...

Hot Air Balloon Bundles

Newbie in the Craft Schmaft store, Hot Air Balloon sewing pattern and fabric bundled together for just $22. Choose any colour fabric panel you like, they’re all in stock! Circus, Sunshine, Carnivale, Sorbet, Petals… perfect timing for handmade holiday...
Frankie and the fox

Frankie and the fox

While Mr Schmaft has been away, the fox and I have been out to play. Single mum by day and mad stitcherer (technical term) by night. RESPECT to all of you out there! The first wool sample was promising, but the features needed a rework. Nose job, ear pinning…...