Sweet Floral Bunny Dish Towel Friday’s Freebie

Hi, all! Eileen from GoofingOff Sewing here. I finally finished working on the bird ornaments for the Relay for Life Reception in Gainesville, FL T’ONIGHT….nothing like waiting until the last minute…..and have a chance to get caught up with other things….like life. Well, my friends, I am here with a Friday Freebie. These are the cutest dishtowels to brighten up the kitchen for spring. Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 7.34.43 AM

The design is from Flamingo Toes and posted on her lovely blog. She has the full tutorial with lots of pictures to follow along with. Go HERE to see her work and have a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back with sewing tips and tutorials. Promise.

Doggie Bow Ties


Well, the quilt show is coming soon and  I was trying to think of things to make and ways to help out. What a challenge!  I already volunteered myself into making crocheted jewelry the day of the sale which means I can’t volunteer helping at the quilt guild table. I made a few things, button bracelets, the thimble holder, and the needle book,  but I feel like I should do more (what is up with me?). Well, that I-need-to-do-more feeling led to a clean up of my sewing room….don’t get crazy, a little part of the sewing room. I don’t have time for an overhaul. What I found was doggie bow ties that I made and planned to sell…and never did. Yeah, yeah, I know. The best laid plans and all that.

Here’s a picture of one of the ties:

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There’s something about a bow tie. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s all the old movies I watched with the oh-so-handsome, debonair leading man wearing a bow tie.  The whole package. Sigh.

So, I brought in a bag of the ties….not a big bag, about 10 ties, and they were a bit hit. The members loved them. I even have a stuffed Scooby Do to model them. He looks pretty dapper with a tie on, don’t you think?  I do.

If you make it to the show….The Trenton Quilt Show in Trenton, Florida, March 18….stop by the Spring House Quilter’s table and you can see the bow ties in person. I’ll be in the Ice House (where the stitching magic happens) or in the courtyard crocheting away. Stop and visit. I look forward to meeting everyone.

Well, back to listing wonderful patterns in the GoofingOff Sewing shop. Oh, I forgot to tell you. I am listing lots of patterns from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s in the shop. Binge  listing. Quite a few children’s patterns in all sizes. Take a peak when you have a chance.

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Free Pattern from Burda

Today I found this cute tote bag pattern from the good folks at Burda. The bag is adorable! The pattern calls for leather strips and a scarf (if you can part with one of your scarf…fabric is always good).

Click HERE for the pattern.

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You’re welcome.

Happy Sewing!

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New Listings at Goofing Off Sewing: Happy Veteran’s Day!

A happy Veteran’s Day to all. Regardless of what war we are involved in and the latest foreign policy, these men and women put their lives on the line to defend our way of life. Remember, thank a veteran.

Well, how is your week going? Mine has been challenging, to say the very least. Last weekend I was going to have a yard sale and thought I would bake some brownies to sell at the sale….until I found out my oven didn’t work. I tried to iron my scrubs for work and the iron caught fire….flames shooting from the cord on fire. I decided maybe having a yard sale last weekend wasn’t such a good idea. Luckily, no damage from the fire but watching the cord jump around on my ironing board with flames shooting out the end gave me a start.

The good stuff is I did buy a new stove….real pretty thing….that should arrive this week and ordered a new iron that arrived yesterday…..and today starts a mini-vacation that includes a trip to NYC with a party at THE Plaza and a visit with family. I am so excited. Hope my camera works well so I can share.

Here’s the newest listings on Etsy. Lots of costume patterns for children and adults because make believe doesn’t need a holiday.

I love the way Disney’s princesses have become leaders, brave leaders. Prince Charming still exists but she isn’t waiting for him to arrive anymore….and they are equal partners now. Anyway, this girl is an archer. How cool is that?

So many little girls are still singing Let it Go. Frozen was such a big hit. Here’s dresses for the 18 inch dolls, like American Girl, so their dolls can be Elsa or Ana, too.

Quick and easy to sew capes for children.

These cute princess dresses are an “It’s So Easy” pattern and have a cape….because a princess needs a cape, too.

Simplicity 1302 Toddler Girls' Costumes with tutus in size 1/2 -4 UNCUT

Simplicity 1302 Toddler Girls’ Costumes with tutus in size 1/2 -4 UNCUT

Costumes for toddler girls in size 1/2-4….all with tutus and leggings….because super heroes can wear tutus if they want to.

Out of print but very desirable. Dress up baby and the stroller! Not just for Halloween….a good idea for a fair.

Simplicity 0243 Disney's Cinderella dress for girls size 3-8 and 18" doll. UNCUT

Simplicity 0243 Disney’s Cinderella dress for girls size 3-8 and 18″ doll. UNCUTBeautiful Cinderella dress for a little girl and a matching dress for her 18 inch doll.

Simplicity 1008 Misses' Costumes in size 6-12 UNCUT

Simplicity 1008 Misses’ Costumes in size 6-12 UNCUT

For the Game of Thrones fans in size 6-12.

This pattern, also known as Simplicity 1215, was Elsa’s coronation dress and designed by Andrea Schewe.

Being a Disney princess isn’t just for little girls.

I’ll be listing more in the shop so stop by and see what’s new. More costume patterns, more fabrics, more thread…but now I have shopping to do (food for the hubby while I am out of town) and ironing to do before I go. It’s amazing how that piles up…..sort of like asexual reproduction. None of that…it just builds up magically.

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