Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Top Hat PDF Pattern and Paper Party Hat Pattern

So much has been happening in the Stallard house that I really haven't had much time to blog! Tim has gone back to work full time. He decided the life of an entrepreneur was anything but for him and he is happily starting a new career that thank goodness has nothing to do with accounting (his previous work experience) or sewing lol. Ava started Kinder and Addy started preschool. My kids are growing up! Time is flying by and I just can't stop the calendar from whizzing past months and months. My AddyKate turned 3 in October. We went to the zoo for her birthday since she is my little animal lover. She is longingly looking in the jaguar cage here below. I swear she communicates with animals in a way I have only seen one of my brother's do. She saw the lion in his cage and said mom he is sick. The Austin Zoo is not a zoo at all actually. It is an animal rescue. Yep she was right the lion is sick. She saw one of the monkeys in his cage and inquired, "Mom, he can't find his home?"

The following photos are pure proof I don't make all of my kids clothes!

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I adore these squishy little arms and cheeks.


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Two kids in school leaves me at home for hours a day by myself. What could I possibly do with all of that "free time"? The great thing is that I am working when they aren't home and not working when they are!

I have been busy designing new things. Both of these patterns are no sew!

I was a paper crafter long before I ever stitched my first dress for my noodle (Ava). It was so fun to switch gears and dive into a no sew paper craft project. Being knee deep in German glass glitter, tinsel, and making handmade crepe paper and accordion flowers (instructions for both are included in the pattern) was very relaxing! The best surprise was how much my girls loved trying these on and playing with them.

PS I made this dress below too. Maybe it will be a pattern!

Alexa Paper Party Hat Pattern

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Broadway Top Hat PDF Pattern

This one was for my customers. People email me ideas for patterns a lot but nothing other than a pettiromper has been requested more than a top hat. So because I have some of the most loyal, kindest hearted people ever to count amonst my customers, I am truly happy to help them out with their craft businesses by including a pattern for the Broadway no sew hat pattern in my stash of patterns. I couldn't believe how much my girls played with these either! They LOVED putting on plays and playing dress up with the hats I made.

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Hoping to make this a pattern soon too. It is Ava's Christmas dress.


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Want to win a Master Collection? Tell me your favorite SnazzieDrawers' pattern in the comments below, post a photo on Facebook of what you made from that pattern and you will be entered for a chance to win all of my patterns! Please leave a comment by midnight tonight.

I will announce the winner on Facebook tomorrow morning!

xoxo,

Joy

20 comments:

The Simmons Family said...

You are so kind and generous! I have a few of your patters (NO sew), but I recently bought my very first sewing machine! Can't wait to purchase more of your items so I can get started. No baby girls for the hubby and I (YET). But, I did get a brand new baby niece 3 days ago! So I think I'll have to make her some stuff :).

melifaif said...

So very fine!!!! I adore you. I adore all that you do. And I adore the sweetest blue eyes on your darlings. What a fantastic post!?! My heart feels the love your daughter is exuding from her eyes, for those animals. What a sweet baby girl!?! You are just mind blowing....and always impress me. Cheers to fabulous customers....and a lady who can do.it.all. Many blessings.

Snazziedrawers said...

Aw you ladies are ohhh so sweet! Thanks so much for reading and commenting!! It means the world to me! Excited for you Mrs. Simmons :) to learn to sew!! It will change your life! Thanks Mel so much for your sweetness! Yes I loved that photo of AddyKate because it really did catch her love in one shot for her animals! xoxo Joy

amartin030 said...

I love the top hat pattern! I purchased it a few weeks ago and LOVE it. I made my little girl a halloween top hat - it wasn't the best but not bad for my first try! :)

Britt's Stitches said...

I LOVE your stuff, and like everybody else has said your girls are just darling. I can't really pick a favorite pattern But since I have a new baby girl I like that ruffle butt onsie, I have not yet made it. B/c I am still looking for the tutu material, Which I may use fabric at this point, Anyways May the best win!

Erin Palacio said...

Wow Joy! I have been a huge fan of your for a long time!!! My favorite pattern is the Ma Cherie Dress! It became my daughters Disney princess dress when we went to Disneyland this summer and I received sooooo many compliments on it!!!! I will upload a pic of it from my phone and hope that it will post to your page!!!! Thank you for sharing your talents and always for "teaching" me how to sew through your detailed and easy to understand patterns!!!!

J and C Traverse said...

I don't own any of your patterns, so I haven't had the chance to make any...yet! I asked my Husband for the Master Collection for Christmas :) I have used a sewing machine a hand full of times, so I'm excited to at least make one of everything (especially because I have 4 little ones). I love your patterns. :) And your little girls are beautiful.

Sonjiashaw said...

didnt see if my comment posted but- I love the Apron - its gorgeous and every time I make one I get billions of comments and have you to thank- your patterns and style is amazing and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing them with us!

Cuties with curls said...

I love the hat's so much!!!

Jenni said...

You already know that the master collection is on my Christmas list. EVERYDAY, I write down the website for my hubs as a "hint" (not to subtle, huh)!! I LOVE the Duchesse Vaya Couture Bib and really really want to make everything that you have patterns for!! I am crossing my fingers that Christmas comes early and I win tomorrow! Thank you sooooo much for this giveaway. Hopefully, I can sleep tonight. HUGS~ Jenni

bballmer said...

I have to say that I love it all. I guess my favorite would have to be the Lyla Rose Vintage Luxe Headband I have made one for my granddaughter for every photo sitting she has had. I am working on the Addison Romper right now, can't wait to see her in it. And I can't wait to see what you do next.

Angela Hansen said...

I love all of your patterns. I have only tried the flower patterns but have the ruffle pants and want to try that. I love the Ava felt flower. I love the look of felt and my daughter Ava gets many compliments when she wears them. Thanks for all of your hard work.

Melissa said...

I’ve never bought or sewed a pattern before ever!! But my friend recently became a photographer and she showed me your website and the wonderful Adeline dress that she suggested for my daughter’s photo shoot (she knew I had a sewing machine, since I’ll be teaching her and another friend to sew). I bought the pattern a couple of weeks ago and I made the dress this past Saturday night (size 6), amazing success!!! It was “sew” easy that I made 2 more of the dresses, one for my photographer’s little girl (size 2T) and my other friend’s little girl (size 3T) the next morning. These are the friends who helped me picked out the fun fabric and who I will be teaching how to sew :-) Anyway, before I saw this blog / chance to win your Master Collection, I was going to post my sewing creation on your FB page, but totally shied away... Well, I’m not shy anymore!!! My favorite pattern is the Adeline dress, but I will just have to try the others to find out for sure :-) Bit by the Sewing Bug, one of your newest fans, Melissa.

P.S. I’m short and therefore I hem... But sew an outfit? I’m still giddy from it!! The 2 friends I mentioned above are new friends since my family relocated last year, but I got a call from an old friend yesterday who saw the dress I made (which I proudly posted on my FB page) and she wanted to know what was going on :-)

Amanda Hamm said...

I LOVE your patterns!!! I found you originally on etsy and have gone from there. I introduced my crafty girl friends to your site as well. I have purchased a couple of your no sew flower patterns for my little girl. I am slowly, but surely dabbleing into the sewing world. With that in mind, I bought the Tres Chic birthday applique along with the Ella Tutu pattern. With that, I made my daughters 1st birthday outfit and to top it off she had a HUGE Audrey flower with a Kate headband. She looked pretty adorable if I don't say so myself!! I plan to purchase the new Anais pattern for Olivia's Christmas dress this year. I LOVE making cute little things for her and I get TONS of compliments. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and the simplicity in your patterns. Keep them coming!!!! :)

Lyndsi Deer said...

I have to say, I love ALL of your patterns! I have bought several of the flowers, but I LOOOOVEEE the Ma Cherie...and I so NEED it!! I only have a boy right now, but I do have one niece that I'm constantly making things for : ) Thank you for all of the wonderful things you design - such an inspiration!! And to "ditto" everyone else, your girls are beautiful : )

Romar and Sarah Karl said...

I love the Ava Felt Flower! I have had fun playing around with different materials. I am also in love with the Addison Romper, I just haven't been brave enough to try sewing one yet. I have the material - so hopefully soon!

The Schemm Family said...

I have several of your flower and fascinator patterns and have found them all just wonderful! However, my favorite (at the moment!) is the Juliette La Fleur. I love how just the change of fabric or addition of embellishments changes the look of this flower. It's just gorgeous!

Diana said...

I'm gonna have to go with the Ooh La La skirt! I made it for my daughter's 3rd b-day and she loved it! I so hope I win the master collection! I love all your patterns and appreciate all the hard work you put into them!

Kangaroo Mama said...

I actually bought your master collection previously and then bought some of your newer tutorials. My only missing one right now is the Alexa. My favorite so far is the Lyla Rose that I just made recently. I would love to be able to continue receiving your new patterns to complete my master collection but I guess others who don't have it yet may benefit more from this giveaway! Love your stuff Joy!

Mrs Cheeky Nut said...

Thank you for such an awesome comp! I have a few of your patterns and love them, they are so easy to follow. You definitely have a gift for pattern writing. I just totally love the addison romper, would be perfect for my newborn photography!