Thursday, 6 March 2014

Safari Moon Blog Hop

You may have noticed lots of beautiful projects popping up around internet land featuring Frances Newcombe's new line for Art Gallery Fabrics Safari Moon.


I should add at this point that Frances is one of the nicest kindest sweetest people I have come across in quiltblogland.  I don't know how many time she has thanked me for sending me her fabulous fabric to make a dress but enough to make me feel like I'm the one being kind and not her which is topsy turvy.  Anyway, she has organised a bloghop and my stop on the hop is today.  Previous and future posts are all listed out at the end of this post in case you would like to visit those too. 


I decided to make a Staple Dress from the beautiful zebra feature print.  Apparently, April Rhodes Staple Dress is one of those patterns that suits everyone and I quite fancied the idea of prancing around festooned with zebras.  And I had in mind that I would have pockets in the fuchsia print too.  


So I cut and I pinned ... 


Planned my pockets ... 


Picked the perfect shade of Aurifil thread as one does ... 


And came up with the cutest little zebra print Staple Dress.  


Which made me look like a sack of old potatoes or, as my 12 YO daughter said "you look like you're fifty trying to look like you're 17".  So I despondently packaged it up, shipped it off to someone taller and skinnier with their own tv show and hey presto, look how cute it looks on Katy Ginger Monkey!


And for all the other stops on the blog tour, please see below!

Monday February 24  Faith Jones  Fresh Lemons Quilts  http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com
Tuesday February 25    Lindsay Conner   Lndsaysews/ Craft buds   http://www.lindsaysews.com  http://www.craftbuds.com
Wednesday February 26   Sarah Lawson  Sew Sweetness  http://www.sewsweetness.com
Thursday February 27  Cristy Fincher   Cristy Creates  http://www.cristycreates.blogspot.com
Friday February 28   Amy Smart  Diary of a Quilter  http://www.diaryofaquilter.com
Monday March  Lee Heinrich Freshly Pieced http://www.freshlypieced.com
Tuesday March  4  Teri Harlan Sew Fantastic http://sew-fantastic.blogspot.com
Wednesday March  5  Jane Davidson Quilt Jane http://quiltjane.blogspot.com
Thursday March  6  Lynne Goldsworthy Lilys Quilts  http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com
Friday March  7  Sandy Whitelaw  Upstairs Hobby Room http://upstairshobbyroom.blogspot.com
Monday March 10  Katy Jones  Imagingermonkey http://imagingermonkey.blogspot.com
Tuesday March 11  Victoria Findlay Wolfe  Victoria Findlay Wolfe  Quilts  http://bumblebeansinc.com
Wednesday March 12  Megan Bohr Canoeridgecreations  http://www.canoeridgecreations.com 


32 comments:

  1. Brilliant - now I want to know what Katy's daughter says about her wearing it!

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  2. Very nice! Children can be crushing at times.

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  3. Looks awesome - and I bet Katy loves it too!!

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  4. Darn those kids and their honest opinions. It's a great dress nonetheless!

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  5. it is a gorgeous dress and looks fab on Katy, but never ever believe that something suits all people. I looked at the pattern and knew it wouldn't suit me - I am chesty so can't wear a round neck like that...

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  6. You could totally pull that off but Katy looks gorgeous as always! It looks fab in that print. Oh and if that's actually her bathroom I am well jealous!!

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  7. Too bad about the dress! At least you had a friend to share it with!! It does look great in the zebra print!!

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  8. its very cute - and it definitely wouldn't suit me either!!

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  9. Super cute dress, i really like it!

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  10. Oh those children, my now 21 year told me in the dressing room when she was about 4.... "Mommmmmm that yellow dress makes you look yellow all over".. Yep never worn yellow since!

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  11. It's fabulous! And Katy looks gorgeous in it. I really must get around to making myself a dress for the summer...

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  12. Nothing like kids telling you how it is......I mean really telling you. Wait a few years, actually several years and they actually start telling how wonderful you are.....probably because they want you to babysit their kids!!! Katy does look wonderful in that dress!!

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  13. Cute dress. How come my legs don't look that good?

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  14. The dress is very sweet in any case!

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  15. Dearest, lynne, thank you so so much. I love this dress, and thank you for making it even thou you are so busy! I loved getting to know you ! You are a doll! Love you so. Thank you for your tremendous kind words! Much love,
    Frances

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  16. Kids don't pull their punches do they!!!! Great make, just obv not a great style for you :o)

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  17. Never work with children and animals, and certainly never ask for their opinions ;o)

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  18. Well, it is a pretty dress. That pattern looks better on the hanger. Too bad.

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  19. Kids are so harsh. The things my pre-schooler says! Anyway the dress looks fab in the zebra print and at least someone else got to benefit out of it even if you didn't.

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  20. The dress is lovely...on Katy ;o) I'd look like a sack of spuds in that dress, maybe even two sacks! I love the fabric collection though - Frances has a great eye for colour and design!!

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  21. dont you hate it when that Happens,, I cant wear a lot of flowery prints, it makes me feel old.. now I am 50 but it reminds me of the 1970's.

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  22. Don't worry, I don't think I could wear that dress either and I'm only 35.

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  24. He he , I love that you say it like it is. I also made a Staple Dress and looked like a sack of spuds - too much fabric in the top I think ( or too much me in the bottom?!). I think there's a good few peeps out there who have also suffered the Staple Sack of Spuds Dress curse too! ( Lucky lanky peeps who look lovely in it though!)

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  25. That sounds like something my teenage daughters would say to me! Great dress.

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  26. As a mother of 3 daughters, I have learned not to ask for an opinion on my clothing choices. The dress is really cute though and looks great on Katy.

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  27. Haha, yeah, that's why I can't make that dress either!! Too many chest potatoes in my sack ;) And I have non idea how to make the neckline lower on my own, so alas, I go Staple-less!

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  28. I saw all the discussion about your Staple dress on IG! I knew all along that it wouldn't suit me so I privately call the pattern the Staple Sack! Sorry you found out the hard way. But one (wo)man's trash is another (wo)man's treasure!

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