Balloon Along: Baskets

Balloon Along: Baskets

I have to confess, I find stitching these little baskets very therapeutic. Especially while sitting in front of some trashy TV show so I’m thinking this is the perfect balloon activity for you all mid-week.  There’s nothing too tricky about these baskets,...
Balloon Along: Stuffing

Balloon Along: Stuffing

It’s time to fill those balloons.  Here’s a video I did for the Balloon App on stuffing the tops which is a great tutorial for stuffing any kind of plushie or softie – the key here is to get your shape plump, smooth and firm (if only I was that...
Balloon Along: Stitch ’em up

Balloon Along: Stitch ’em up

Today we’re going to sew up the balloon tops. We’ll go through making a single balloon then if you’re assembling a mobile just repeat for the remaining balloons. If you’re lining up a pattern, as you can see here – you’ll want to...
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...