Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Time to spill the beans and a giveaway!

Since I first started sewing I have always wanted to make up my own patterns, my Mum says that even as a child I would not use a pattern, I would just start cutting and see what happened. So over the last few months I have been getting together some of my favourite projects to make into patterns with the hope of selling my patterns on a larger scale.

Therefore Paula Storm Designs was born:

I have started with 2 of my absolute favourite projects! First up I would like to introduce you to my Sit me up Donut with detatchable Patchwork rattles and Squeeky Toys. My baby girl, loves to sit up, she really doesn't like laying down, so I needed to come up with a way for her to sit up on her own. This donut is high enough so that she can fall backwards or forwards or sideways and she can still get back to a sitting position on her own. It is also heavy enough that it doesn't slide around on her. It makes for a very happy munchkin and therefore a happy mummy :)

She can also grab her rattles and squeeky toys and because they are on an elastic cord, they don't fall down or get lost and she can always grab hold of at least one of her toys. They are also detatchable, so you can put one on babys wrist and they can take them where ever they go.

Next up is my cute little seahorse. Sammy is about 40cm tall and just looooves cuddles! She is a great mummy and loves to share her babys with other babys who love to have a chomp. A boy version is also included with different shaped eyes.

Baby sammy is perfect for little ones as her face and tail is just the right size for bubs to grab hold of, and the tags make for fun chewing.

My patterns are now ready to go and if you are interested in ordering Wholesale, please just leave a message here or send me an email to paula.storm@gmail.com and I will send through the details.

If you would like to order the patterns retail, head over to my Etsy Site and you can buy them there.

Or as a celebration of my first ever paper pattern release, I'd like to give away a few of my patterns, so leave me a message if you would like to win one and let me know which pattern you'd prefer! I'll be drawing a winner on Monday the 7th of Feb at 9am. Aust Time.

A few quick thanks, Thanks to my mum for her invaluable and unwavering support! To my Nephew for taking some amazing pictures on a very hot day, and especially to my husband and family, for putting up with me over the last few months :)

Big Hugs Paula xxx

PS. If you'd like to see some more pictures head over to my Facebook page, new pattern releases will be there first too, so click on the like button on the right sidebar, for regular updates.


  1. Paula,

    Congratulations ... they look wonderful! Hope they do well for you.

    Judy B

  2. oh Paula
    your patterns look fantastic congrats on giving designing a go
    I would love to be in the draw for one of your patterns but love them both so if I was lucky enough to win I would like you to pick for me
    hugs Beth

  3. Congratulations, Paula. Best of luck. I think the donut cushion is a great idea. My grandson is almost at the age to use it. I'd love to win the pattern for that one. Thanks for counting me in.

  4. Congratulations, Paula - you've worked hard to produce these patterns and they look fantastic. If I was lucky enough to win one, I would like the donut as it would be just great for my six month old grandson. All the best with your future designs.

  5. Paula, Your patterns are wonderful. I would dearly love to win the donut pattern - I am expecting 4 new grandchildren in the next few months so the pattern will get plenty of use. I will also pass on the details and give you credit on the donut so you should pick up some more business. I am always happy to support new businesses. Good luck to you.

  6. Congratulations Paula. I hope your patterns do well. You deserve it. L just love the Sit Up Donut-what a wonderful creation.

  7. Congratulations Paula,what great designs ... may your designing bring you many hours of happy sewing time :-)
    Happy stitching, P

  8. Wow it is so nice when a dream comes true... Congratulations!!!

    Both of your patterns are just beautiful..

    I would LOVE Sit Up Donut - what a great idea...


  9. Congrats Paula, I love the sit-up donut as I'm having my first grandchild born this year. That would be so cool to be able to make one.

  10. I love the Sit Me Up Donut. It'd be perfect for my new baby girl who is due to arrive in June. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  11. Hi Paula,
    Congratulations on your new business. Love the patterns and look forward to seeing more of your work.
    The ‘Sit me up Donut’ is wonderful. Just what I will need soon as my youngest son’s wife is hopeing to present us with a new grandchild late this year and as she is a chef this would be ideal for when she is cooking for her café.
    Keep up the great work

  12. Hi Paula
    I've fallen in love with those very cute sea horses! I could make a few of those in different colours, make some kids happy and do some stash busting at the same time.
    Congratulations on your lovely work.

  13. I lov the sea horses. I have a friend that is having a son and is doing a nautical theme for his room. This would be perfect.

  14. Love the donut idea! I love you fabric choices too!!