Profile

Cover photo
Val Spiers
Lives in Brisbane
219 followers|1,252,566 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos+1's

Stream

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
Pattern Progress
Cute shorts underway. I have two patterns well under way. The dress has stalled a bit because I need to buy some steam punk embellishments from Spotlight next week when we go to the big smoke. The dress is 1410 Snugfit Irene Flared Skirt Dress. This design ...
1
Add a comment...
 
I love how I 'fixed' this dress with just a slight hem change and a simple self fabric belt. Also get my very popular free file 'Anatomy of the Gathered Skirt' from my craftsy shop. Now updated with further insights.There are links on the blog.
4
Add a comment...

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
Dress Makover
I have been working on this dress to give it this great new look. I was never really happy with the dress I made as a sample in my Snugfit Carol pattern. At the time I couldn't work out what to do to make it work. It fit perfectly but it just didn't look ri...
1
Add a comment...
 
Download a free set of pattern envelopes for your 18" doll's sewing room.
10
2
Mignon Prider's profile photoDebbie Brewer's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Free Doll Size Pattern Envelopes for American Girl Dolls
I make these envelopes to go with my patterns. I include a normal size envelope to cut out and make to keep your pattern pieces safe and there is an identical doll sized pattern envelope. You can make some little tissue paper pattern pieces and have a sewin...
1
Add a comment...
 
I also just added my first hashtag to a post. I was reading about hashtags in Pinterest and applied it to Google plus. #hashtags  
1
Add a comment...

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
On my sewing blog today.
I am so happy with how this pattern is turning out.
2
amy mayen's profile photoVal Spiers's profile photo
2 comments
 
Thanks +amy mayen. I can't wait to get started on the steam punk version. I saw some really cute steam punk embellishments at spotlight for scrapbooking that will make good doll accessories.

Add a comment...
Have her in circles
219 people
Sheila Munro's profile photo
Love Hobby Craft's profile photo
admin jpg's profile photo
Tammy Lyons's profile photo
willsquiltn sew's profile photo
A Spoonful of Sugar's profile photo
Shannon Ownby's profile photo
Camille Newlands's profile photo
Jennifer Thomas's profile photo

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
A perfect day in Queensland, Australia
2
Cynthia's Ark's profile photoVal Spiers's profile photo
2 comments
 
Hi +Cynthia's Ark I checked out the cotton carnival. Noosa looks like a nice venue for business :)
Add a comment...

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
That fluff builds up fast. 
1
Emmah Dube's profile photoVal Spiers's profile photo
2 comments
 
Hi +Emmah Dube I tried the vacuum but I couldn't get it all out and still had to poke it out.
Add a comment...
 
Download a free set of pattern envelopes for your 18" doll.
1
Add a comment...

Val Spiers

Shared publicly  - 
 
Owl eggs for breakfast.
1
Add a comment...
 
I just downloaded the free iPhoto plugin called BorderFX. When you export one or many photos you can add the copyright watermark. So easy to set up since I don't use Photoshop. #iPhoto   #Watermark  
1
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
219 people
Sheila Munro's profile photo
Love Hobby Craft's profile photo
admin jpg's profile photo
Tammy Lyons's profile photo
willsquiltn sew's profile photo
A Spoonful of Sugar's profile photo
Shannon Ownby's profile photo
Camille Newlands's profile photo
Jennifer Thomas's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Retired Teacher
Skills
Lots of skills
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Story
Tagline
sew anything
Introduction
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.
Bragging rights
I survived high school as a teacher.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Brisbane
Contact Information
Home
Email
Val Spiers's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Jessica T's Tip for Printable Doll Sized Pattern Envelopes from Val Spie...
karenmomofthreescraft.blogspot.com

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
www.patronycostura.com

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
anamary62-costura.blogspot.com

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
www.annymay.ca

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
blog.etsy.com

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
www.psychologytoday.com

Mindfulness exercises for people who don't want to do formal meditation.

Große Ereignisse werfen ihre Schatten.....
quiltsbychrissy.blogspot.com

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

Christmas Quilt
bubzrugz.blogspot.com

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
tracey-english.blogspot.com

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
lovenatalieuk.blogspot.com

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
temeculaquiltco.blogspot.com

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

Ruby Jean's Closet: Adele Re-release
sproutingjj.blogspot.com

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
handmadebyevarose.blogspot.com

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
sewsewglam.blogspot.com

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
valspierssewsdolldesigns.blogspot.com

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
michelleridgwaydesigns1.blogspot.com

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

Cathy's Sewing Room: Easter time :)
cathy-mysewingroom.blogspot.com

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC): Adelaide, South Australia, Australia: I was born in Bootle, Liverpool, UK in 1960, came to Australia in 1965 and have

Brooks Books Advent Calendar - Day 2 - Peter Polar Bear
wisdomwithneedleandthread.blogspot.com

Wow - are these designs ever FUN! You can still join in the fun at Brooks Books . I've been trying to think about how to finish them - in bo