Saturday, February 26, 2011

Teapot cozie and Kindle Cover

It really has been a hectic few weeks trying to get my patterns finished, so over the last few days I took some time to do some 'fun' sewing, (as opposed to work). My sister celebrated a big birthday last week and so I made some pressies for her.

Tracey is a huge Tea fan and had been given a gorgeous Teapot for christmas, so of course she needed a tea pot cozie. I looked and looked for patterns, but I just couldn't find anything at short notice that was both modern and funky and practical, so instead I modified my Teacup Carrier pattern to create this.
 Considering I was working from measurements and didn't have a teapot to test it out with I'm really happy with it.
 Tracey also got a Kindle recently and wanted me to make her a pouch to protect the screen when she puts it in her handbag.

I went searching for patterns and was largely influenced by this tutorial, but I used a timtex type interfacing and pellon instead of cardboard to make it stiff like a book. and I used hat elastic for the straps to hold it in. Mainly because I didn't have any 1/4" black elastic, but it actually works because it doesn't obscure the keys.

Back to pattern writing now.... Oh and there is sneak peak pictures from the pattern cover shoot for my next 2 patterns over on my facebook page, just click on the facebook link on the right sidebar.

Hugs Paula

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

More New patterns

Next week patterns 3 and 4 will finally be out! Yeah! It has been a long few weeks, but totally worth it. Heres a sneak peak at number 4. I can't wait to show you the finished project, just a few more days I promise :)
I am also hugely excited to welcome another new stockist of my patterns! My Patch Fabrics is run by the lovely Val who lives just up the road from me, Thanks so much Val! Drop by Vals Ebay shop for the latest fabrics from all the top names. She has also talked me into doing a workshop, very nervous about that :) dates soon!
And finally tonight I'm going to go and spend some time stitching up a pressie for my beautiful big sister who had a big birthday yesterday, some fun, low pressure sewing! A new kindle cover, pictures and maybe a free pattern if it works hehehe

Hugs Paula xxx

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Another Tease :)

After some very long hours at the design table and sewing machine I am almost ready to release my next two patterns.

Heres a sneak peak at one of them.... Meet Twiga!
Hugs Paula xxx
PS. If you want to see more pictures, head over to my facebook page.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Quilters Stash

I was very excited this morning to get a text message from Sue at the Quilters Stash with a picture of her new display! I stitched up a Sit me up Donut and Sammy Seahorses for Sue and she stuffed them and I'm sure shes waiting for some little ones to come by the shop for a little sit in her donut :)
We used fabrics that Sue has in stock now, so give her a call if you are interested in a kit! 02 6386 2133.
Thanks Sue!!!
Hugs Paula

Monday, February 7, 2011

My patterns are in shops!!! and Winners!

I am so unbelieveably excited that my patterns have been picked up by several shops and they are now available both online and in stores.
First up is Perri of Stitches from the Bush Perri has an online shop and has given an amazing discount on mine and other big name patterns, so check out her shop and blog!

Also Sue from The Quilters Stash in Murrumburra in NSW. If your in the area stop in to Sues shop because she has a Sit me up Donut and a large and small Sammy Seahorse sample in store, so you can have a touch and play with them too! Take your little one for a test ride in the donut, I'm sure Sue won't mind. hehehe

The quilters Stash: 330 Albury St Murrumburrah 2487 or call her 02 6386 2133.

And just a note as some have asked, the Squeaky toys and Rattle inserts that I used in the donut, can be bought online from tomni design which is mainly a scrapbooking shop, but she has a great range of Toy inserts. I used the Rattle inserts and the Round squeaker toy inserts listed here

And now it is time to announce a winner or 2!

The winner of my Sit me up Donut pattern is....... SandyN, Congrats Sandy!


The winner of my Sammy Seahorse pattern is ..... Robyn *U*

Thanks Ladies for entering and I will be in contact to get your addresses.

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 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.