Pixie Pants - A Giveaway!

September 23, 2014

Welcome to the Pixie Pants and Shorts Giveaway!

I hope you enjoyed seeing and "meeting" some new bloggers and makers from around the world, and seeing what they did with the patterns.  This last pic is from Viki,  who made the Pixie Shorts version.  Viki doesn't have a blog so is doing a little guest post here instead.

"I'm a mum to three little ones and live in a rural town in NZ, and in a cottage with a big over-grown garden. I like to bake cakes, take photos, and sew. I'm too nervous to sew for myself (!) but I love to sew for the kids, and use recycled fabric where possible. I came across Lisa'a etsy store when I was searching for a coat to sew for Maggie, and I loved what I saw! I made her the pixie coat and it turned out beautifully.

The pixie shorts I sewed for Maggie were easy and satisfying to make. I liked the fact that I could print out the pattern on my home printer, and stick the pattern pieces together (rather than having to enlarge on a fancy photocopier). The instructions and were clear and concise, and each step was explained thoroughly. I especially appreciated all the photos along the way too. Before long, I had myself a cute little pair of shorts, full of character and quirkiness. 

The best thing about the pattern is it's going to last a while, with sizes ranging from 6 months through to 10 years. There are also many options  you can sew these up, you can use light weight fabric for summer, or thicker fabric for winter, over tights. 

Maggie's shorts are made from an old linen skirt belonging to her great grandmother, and the pockets are made from an old top of hers. I will definitely be making more!"

Thanks Viki, I love the charcoal colour with the fun print pocket - understated yet fun and great for all seasons :)

So without further ado - lets get on to the giveaway!
Simply enter your details into the rafflecopter below to win either a copy of the Pixie Pants pattern, or the Pixie Shorts pattern.

The winner will be drawn at noon on Monday 29th September 2014.
You can also enter the giveaway on my Facebook page here.  (The rafflecopter may take a moment to load so just breathe for a moment and contemplate how wonderful life is!).

xx
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Pixie Pants Blog Tour - Day 7

September 22, 2014

Today is the last day of the Pixie Pants Blog Tour before returning for the giveaway!

Hungary is our destination, where we are visiting the very talented Orsolya.   Last week she dyed her own yarn and fabric with wild buckthorn berries to knit herself a hat and make a matching scarf in the most beautiful natural greens... I am so inspired.

Orsolya loves to make soft toys and cute things like this pencil case shark, and even makes wonderful fabric pots like this one - using freehand machine stitching, so beautiful.

The Pixie Pants Orsolya made were for her daughter, which she made in a light denim for summer, which can be worn with socks and long sleeved shirt for autumn, or tights and a coat for winter.

Her beautiful photos can be found here - capturing the lazy days at the end of summer of perfectly :)  They make me long for the warmer days around the corner!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the last day of the tour - I will be giving away a FREE copy of the Pixie Pants pattern AND the Pixie Shorts pattern!


You can purchase the Pixie Pants pattern here and the Pixie Shorts pattern here.
Use the code PIXIEPANTS15 to receive 15% off pattern/s at checkout.
This code is active until Tuesday 23 September.

xx



Pixie Pants Blog Tour - Day 6

September 21, 2014

Our second to last stop on the pixie pants blog tour takes us to the USA to visit the lovely Brooke.

When Brooke isn't playing with one of her four children, she can be found in her sewing room, the kitchen, garden or out milking her goats.  How wonderful it must be to have your own milking goats - I find such an idea totally enchanting!

Brooke made a pair of Pixie Pants for her sweet girl, and you can check them out here...

Remember on Tuesday there will be a giveaway for a both the Pixie Shorts and the Pixie Pants patterns!  Yes, I will be giving away a copy of each, so be sure to stop back and enter on Tuesday.

The blog tour continues tomorrow...

Mon 15 Lisa @ Big Little
Tues 16 Leanne @ Paper Moon
Wed 17 Jenny @ Mend & Make New
Thurs 18 Leonie @ Sunshine x 3
Fri 19 Aimee @ Small Steps Big Noises
Sat 20 Brooke @ Gracenuts
Mon 22 Orsolya @ Borsoo
Tues 23 Viki - posted by Big Little and a GIVEAWAY!

You can purchase the Pixie Pants pattern here and the Pixie Shorts pattern here.
Use the code PIXIEPANTS15 to receive 15% off pattern/s at checkout.
This code is active until next Tuesday 23 September.



Pixie Pants and Shorts Blog Tour - Day 5

September 19, 2014


Gosh, here we are at day 5 already!   Today we are visiting Aimee from Small Steps Big Noises - love the name!  Aimee lives in New Zealand with her hubby and super cute little girl whom she often sews for.

I discovered Aimee and her lovely photography, through the 52 project - a photographic project which journals a year of your child's life by taking and posting a pic once a week. I felt like I already knew Aimee somewhat when she joined the pattern testing team and was so stoked to have her join us!

Aimee has now made three pairs!  Yep, she's officially addicted :). Two pairs of the pants and a pair of shorts which her girl just loves.  Check out Aimee's versions right here on her blog!

The blog tour continues tomorrow...

Mon 15 Lisa @ Big Little
Tues 16 Leanne @ Paper Moon
Wed 17 Jenny @ Mend & Make New
Thurs 18 Leonie @ Sunshine x 3
Fri 19 Aimee @ Small Steps Big Noises
Sat 20 Brooke @ Gracenuts
Mon 22 Orsolya @ Borsoo
Tues 23 Viki - posted by Big Little and a GIVEAWAY!

You can purchase the Pixie Pants pattern here and the Pixie Shorts pattern here.
Use the code PIXIEPANTS15 to receive 15% off pattern/s at checkout.
This code is active until next Tuesday 23 September.

Pixie Pants Blog Tour - Day 4

September 18, 2014

Today we are visiting the delightful Leonie who writes about her crafting adventures and her beautiful family at Sunshine x 3.

Leonie makes such an array of beautiful things - it seems like she can turn her hand to anything from birthday cakes, incredible quilts, paper piecing, crochet, embroidery and delicious cooking just to name a few!

I have the pleasure of knowing Leonie in "real life" and she is one of the kindest and most thoughtful friends one could ever wish for.  You can imagine how delighted  I was when she agreed to help me with the pixie shorts, and she did such an amazing job (as she always does!).

Leonie made some sweet little soft denim shorts for her littlest girl for summer, which are just so darned cute with tights underneath for spring!  Pop on over and check them out on her blog here - you will not want to miss how adorable her little model is :)

The patterns do come in ALL sizes from 6 months right through to age 10 - great value if you want to be able to use the same pattern for more than one member of the family :)


The blog tour continues tomorrow...

Mon 15 Lisa @ Big Little
Tues 16 Leanne @ Paper Moon
Wed 17 Jenny @ Mend & Make New
Thurs 18 Leonie @ Sunshine x 3
Fri 19 Aimee @ Small Steps Big Noises
Sat 20 Brooke @ Gracenuts
Mon 22 Orsolya @ Borsoo
Tues 23 Viki - posted by Big Little and a GIVEAWAY!

You can purchase the Pixie Pants pattern here and the Pixie Shorts pattern here.
Use the code PIXIEPANTS15 to receive 15% off pattern/s at checkout.
This code is active until next Tuesday 23 September.

Pixie Pants Blog Tour - Day 3

September 17, 2014

Today's stop on the Pixie Pants bog tour takes us to visit Jenny, who sews a plethora of wonderful garments for both herself and her children and shares her crafting adventures on her inspirational sewing blog Mend and Make New.

Jenny lives with her husband (she married her childhood sweetheart - how sweet!) and her three adorable children in New Zealand, who happen to be perfect little models for pixie shorts!  Jenny made two pairs of shorts, one for her "littlest" in corduroy which is perfect for spring and fall, and the other for her older girl in a light cotton for summer.

Be sure to stop by and check out Jenny's version of the Pixie Shorts on her blog Mend and Make New - right here!

The patterns do come in ALL sizes from 6 months right through to age 10 - great value if you want to be able to use the same pattern for more than one member of the family :)


The blog tour continues tomorrow...

Mon 15 Lisa @ Big Little
Tues 16 Leanne @ Paper Moon
Wed 17 Jenny @ Mend & Make New
Thurs 18 Leonie @ Sunshine x 3
Fri 19 Aimee @ Small Steps Big Noises
Sat 20 Brooke @ Gracenuts
Mon 22 Orsolya @ Borsoo
Tues 23 Viki - posted by Big Little and a GIVEAWAY!

You can purchase the Pixie Pants pattern here and the Pixie Shorts pattern here.
Use the code PIXIEPANTS15 to receive 15% off pattern/s at checkout.
This code is active until next Tuesday 23 September.




Pixie Pants Blog Tour - Day 2

September 16, 2014




The first stop on the Pixie Pants blog tour takes us to visit Leanne, who I met during The Hottie Project back in it's first year.  Leanne was the creative maker behind the blog "My Year of Crafting Dangerously" where she made all sorts of crafty goodness, from sewing clothes for her kids, home decor, wedding styling, crochet, you name it!

Leanne now blogs at Paper Moon Living, a heartfelt and wonderfully written lifestyle blog.  It is one of my must-read blogs and I just love it when I see a new post from her show up in my reader.

Leanne chose to sew the longer version of the Pixie Pants in a summer weight fabric - a super cute chevron print.  Be sure to stop by and check out Leanne's Pixie Pants on her blog Paper Moon Living!

I love to create versatile patterns you can use re-over and over again, and with this one you can make both winter pants and summer pants!  The patterns do come in ALL sizes from 6 months right through to age 10 - great value if you want to be able to use the same pattern for more than one member of the family too :)


The blog tour continues tomorrow...

Mon 15 Lisa @ Big Little
Tues 16 Leanne @ Paper Moon
Wed 17 Jenny @ Mend & Make New
Thurs 18 Leonie @ Sunshine x 3
Fri 19 Aimee @ Small Steps Big Noises
Sat 20 Brooke @ Gracenuts
Mon 22 Orsolya @ Borsoo
Tues 23 Viki - posted by Big Little and a GIVEAWAY!

You can purchase the Pixie Pants pattern here and the Pixie Shorts pattern here.
Use the code PIXIEPANTS15 to receive 15% off pattern/s at checkout.
This code is active until next Tuesday 23 September.