{ Happy Sewing } … Quiet Time & Les Monsieurs Pyjama Pants

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in { Happy Sewing }, Blog, Les Monsieurs, Quiet Time | One Comment

pyjama pants

A fresh pair of spring pyjama pants (I know, it’s only February, but a girl can dream) for my little monsters in cheery colours and patterns.

I followed this tutorial. The only adjustment I would make, especially for a boy with no hips, is to use elastic in the waist instead of the cute drawstring tie.

les monsieurs pyjama pants

pyjama pants detail

I asked them both to choose their fabrics. For Em it was Freckled in Coral & Sky from my Quiet Time collection, and Max opted for Monsieur Blocks in Sky & Tire Treads in Wave from Les Monsieurs.

So easy to make, I made a few for nieces, too.

quiet time pyjama pants2

princess & the pea pj detail

quiet time pj detail

All fabrics in these two are from Quiet Time. There’s Princess & the Pea in Robin’s Egg paired with Freckled in Lilac and Quiet Time with Sweet Dreams in Orange.

A Little Quilted Love

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Blog, Flight Patterns, Holidays | 6 Comments

flight patterns pillow crop

Sending love & thoughts of Spring (it’s right around the corner, dear friends … I know it is) to you all.

Princess & the Pea Quilted Wallhanging

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Blog, Fabric Collections, Quiet Time, Tutorials | No Comments

princess & the pea wallhanging

Brooke of Silly Mama Quilts made a second little quilt last fall, using fabrics from Quiet Time. This one focuses on Princess & the Pea.

As a child I loved this tale, but not for the princess aspect, but rather for the mental image of all those mattresses stacked up high (patterned mattresses, of course), and in my mind, her bed was in a magical pea garden, lush with greenery, hidden nooks & colourful blossoms. I think that is well captured in this sweet hanging for a little girl’s room.

princess & the pea wallhanging detail

The back is quite delightful as well, with long strips of colourful patterns, echoing the stacks of mattresses.

princess & the pea wallhanging back

Brooke walks us through her creative process today with a tutorial on her blog. Enjoy!