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I have just added a new free fashion file to my blog. Fashion File 12 is this classic cardigan made using 1801 Knitfit Lucy. The Knitfit Lucy pattern is for a skivvy and t-shirt. My Fashion Files tweek the pattern a bit.
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Today, because the Greeks in Greece don't want to work and don't want to pay taxes I have to reduce my retirement income. I have worked hard all my working life and paid all my due taxes. Greece has already been bailed out by their EU neighbours more than once I think. What makes Greece so special that everyone in the world has to support their lifestyle?
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Blue Koala.
Look how cute this is!
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Great machine needle organiser. Includes pdf pages download. Tutorial on how to set it up. I will be making this. It is A5 size so will fit neatly on my machine table.
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Using the KNK Zing Air cutting machine for applique
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Pattern for Australian Girl Doll
I just love the Australian Girl Doll. She is 20" tall and has a very cute face. I have spent the last few weeks trying to adjust my American Girl Doll patterns to fit her. It is possible to get a reasonable fit if you enlarge the 18" doll patterns to 106% b...
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I am having a lot of fun thinking up ways to use my doll clothes patterns for creating new looks. Here I use a blouse pattern to make a lab coat. You can use any open neck blouse pattern and change it into a coat.
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Classic Cardigan for 18" Dolls
I have updated my skivvy and t-shirt pattern. Some improvements are: Combined long and 3/4 sleeve pattern so you only have to print one and fold it up for the 3/4 length. Also combined the t-shirt and crop top pattern pieces so you just cut one and fold up ...
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Cute Add-on Bibs for the Round Neck Dress
1804a Snugfit Add-on Bibs provides another dimension to 1804 Snugfit carol Dress. My pattern system of interchangeable pieces lets you create many different designs from just a few patterns. While making the pattern testers for the bibs I used the collar fr...
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New Pattern 1810 Snugfit Irene Low Neck Dress
I am so glad I have finally put this pattern together. There are quite a few looks that can be created with this design. I had to settle on ones that suited the fabrics I had. Views 1 and 2 illustrate the different size puffy sleeves and the skirt variation...
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I can't help making these patterns for the Australian Girl Doll
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Thanks +Val Spiers I think I have a lot to learn...like how to post something & where. I have joined a couple of groups but generally have very little time. My Youtube clips go to my 'business' page (Just Bananas Over Soft Toys) here & I had no idea I had a 'personal' page (actually I forget where it is??) until a friend of mine (also fellow Toy Designer) +Mignon Prider  told me & was helping me learn. But I haven't touched G+ much since January other than click the red circle!! ;) :)
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New Pattern for Australian Girl Dolls
I have been a bit quiet in social media for a while. I have just been playing in my sewing room. I like to promote and sell my patterns but that is only a side line. Designing and testing and playing with fabrics is the biggest part. Today I have published ...
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I am a retired high school teacher. I like to sew, knit and crochet. I have 1 cat now. I am happily married with two grown up daughters. My regular blog is called Val Spiers Sews. I like to use my blog to share my sewing projects and some of my own designs. There is a page about my cat too. 
I am very excited about my Doll Designs 18" doll patterns business. Visit my doll clothes blog too.

I have been blogging since the beginning of 2011 and sewing for as long as I can remember.
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Felt Camper Van Keyring Tutorial
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DIY Felt Combi Van Key Chain These adorable felt key rings are sew easy to stitch up! They require only the tiniest amount of materials and

snowball quilt kit {gift}
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After seeing this post on Terry's blog I decided that I needed a snowball quilt. It was the perfect 2-for-1; use up lots of scraps while mak

Jessica T's Tip for Printable Doll Sized Pattern Envelopes from Val Spie...
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Jessica T has brought to my attention another noteworthy blog! If you have not heard of Val Spires Sews Doll Designs you are going to want t

El delantal de princesas. diy-handmade -tema 84
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patrón y costura nos muestra cómo hacer un delantal. Actualmente están de moda, los hay de distintos estilos, los más "trend" son los estilo

PAP ....maxi_cosi ...1ª parte
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Hola...cómo están pasando el frío....!!!!!!!!! ............y aquí está el resultado ........un maxi_cosi .............no sé si os gustará ..

12 Free cats knitting patterns - AnnyMay
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Here are some lovely free patterns to knit or crochet cats. Cat Knitting Pattern and Tutorial . Amineko Crocheted Cat...

Join #EtsyResolution and Love What You Do in 2015 | Etsy Blog – Australia
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Love what you do in 2015 with #EtsyResolution hosted by Clare Bowditch and Jess Van Den.

6 Mindfulness Exercises That Each Take Less Than 1 Minute
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Mindfulness exercises for people who don't want to do formal meditation.

Große Ereignisse werfen ihre Schatten.....
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Weihnachten nähert sich mit Riesenschritten und auch dieses Jahr habe ich wieder einen Adventskalender "gebastelt".Kleine Vorschau: Nicht ve

Christmas Quilt
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Had a happy time yesterday finishing off detail on my Christmas wallhanging I've ironed on a toy soldier - to guard the winery ... stitched

A distant memory................Summer
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Summer has long gone in the Uk and next week is already Autumn half term for the schools, hard to believe. Now that I am using Instagram mor

Handmade Fair at Hampton Court
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I booked my tickets ages ago for this event and have so been looking forward to the day. And it totally lived up to my expectations. My frie

Dear Jane Journal
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How did you spend your Labor Day? Visit Instagram to see what I was up to yesterday.

Ruby Jean's Closet: Adele Re-release
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Ruby Jean's Closet has just re-released Adele featuring more options! The updated pattern is now available in their Etsy shop. That bib is w

Fox In The Rose Garden
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Foxes are back! I promised more foxes and here they are! Antique Pink Polka Dot On Cream and Pink Roses Bouquets I used antique Pink Gutterm

Simple Pillow Sham Tutorial for Standard and King pillows
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Pillow Sham Tutorial with SIMPLE Envelope Closure Here's a really easy way to make a cute pillow sham with an envelope back closure. Directi

The path to perfection
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One of the things I love about making the doll designs is the process of trial and error and fine tuning the pattern until I think it fits p

Michelle Ridgway
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The price has remained the same $14.00 Aus. Just email me if you are interested in purchasing it. michelleridgway53@hotmail.com. The other p