Tuesday 31 January 2012


I just love this pattern for boys - but of course you can use it for girls just as well. This one is made from Farbenmixs  ultra soft Fluffy Stars fabric, turquoise jersey for the hood lining and petrol/turquoise striped ribbing.

Monday 30 January 2012


We now have the three winners of last weeks giveaway. A voucher worth £15 go to

Rebekka Smudde-Dorn
Emma Shilton
Marley Laurie

Congratulations to you all!

Please get in touch so I can send the vouchers out to you.

Sunday 29 January 2012

Server problems

As our website has been down all day today due to server problems, we will announce the winners of this weeks giveaway on Monday, 30th. Thank you very much for your understanding!

Friday 27 January 2012

Interior decoration

All you need is: a wreath, I used a straw wreath I've had for ages and never knew what to do with it, some fabric scraps, ribbons, buttons and felt. Wrap the fabric around the wreath (I secured the beginning and end with some pins), sew little rosettes and cut out some leaves from felt and attach them with buttons to the wreath. Add some ribbons if you like and you will create your own, very unique decoration (mine has found its place on my sewing room door, could you guess :-)

Wednesday 25 January 2012


After I sold all the girls coats at the last Flower Show in September, I really needed to fill the space on the clothes rail with new ones. This Quintia has been lying around, cut and ready to sew, for a good couple of months but somehow there was always something more urgent to do. Anyway, I finally finished it yesterday. The outer fabric is spinacker and it's lined with pink baby cord. Embroidery design from Huups!

Monday 23 January 2012

Your last chance to win...

This is the final week of our giveaway marathon and if you leave a comment here, on facebook or on our website you'll get the chance to win

3 x £15 voucher to spend in our shop.

The three winners will be announced on Sunday, 29th January.

Good luck!!!

Sunday 22 January 2012

This weeks winners....

... of 1m of the lovely stars jersey are: 

Su Bradshaw
Jennie Gallo

Congratulations to you all!!

Please email and let me know your choice of fabric and your address so I can send it out to you.

Monday 16 January 2012

Fancy jersey?

Then don't miss this weeks giveaway. Leave your comment here, on facebook or on our website and you'll get the chance to win

3 x 1m of the fabulous stars jerseys.

The three winners will be announced on Sunday, 22nd January.

Good luck!!!

Sunday 15 January 2012


We have three winners for our 2nd giveaway:

Karin Keefe
Louisa Simpson
Lisa Parez

have each won a sewing pattern. Congratulations to you all!
Please email me to let me know your choice.

And for all those who didn't win this time, we will start another giveaway tomorrow :-)

Thursday 12 January 2012


Lion jersey by Darling Dearest, a Swedish fabric designer. Available in my shop soon!

New fabrics

The latest addition to my shop: two new gorgeous fabrics from Farbenmix!

Fluffy stars fleece

CoolTools jersey

And if you are stuck for ideas what to do with them, here and here are some lovely design examples .

Monday 9 January 2012

Giveaway - 2nd round

This week we are giving away 
3 x 1 sewing pattern of your choice

To enter, just leave a comment here, on facebook or on our website and tell us which pattern you would like to win. The three lucky winners will be announced on Sunday, 15th January.

Good luck!

Sunday 8 January 2012

We have three winners!

This afternoon, Leoni picked three names out of a hat and now we have the winners of our first competition: 5m ribbon each go to

Millie McIntyre
Liz Williams
Glow and Go

Congratulations to you all!!!

Can the winner behind Glow nad Go please email me with your choice of ribbon.

The next competition will be announced here tomorrow, so please keep checking back!

Friday 6 January 2012

New dress

Do you know the problem? You buy tights and then you find your child has nothing really to wear with it (well, except a denim skirt). So what does woman do? Sew a dress to match them!!!
The pattern is from the Ottobre 6/2007, the HILDA dress pattern. I had to shorten the sleeves (they are always too long for some reason) and added some contrasting Campan jersey for some colour. The hood is lined in plain pink jersey, oh yes, and the brown fabric is jogging sweat. It is already a favourite with Leoni, but now definitely ready for the wash...

Update on the house

There is not much work going on on the outside just now, but even more in the house. My sewing/work/stock room is nearly finished. It went from this 

To this:
25 m² all to myself, where I can lock the door and not have to tidy up after I've done some sewing. My cutting table still has to go in, some decoration and curtains up, but I'm soooo happy!!

Monday 2 January 2012

5 years - where has the time gone?

I wish you all a Happy New Year and what could be better than starting into 2012 with a month full of giveaways? Dots n Stripes is celebrating it's 5th anniversary this month and every week you will get the chance to win something. This week we give away

3 x 5m ribbon of your choice.
All you need to do is leave a comment here, on facebook or on our website and tell us which ribbon you would like to win. The three lucky winners will be announced on Sunday, 8th January.

Good luck!

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