27/09/2018

Fabric Fortune Teller

Remember making these with your friends?  I always liked to create funny messages for my friends to choose! Now you can make one that will last...out of fabric! You can download the free pattern from my Craftsy website!  This pattern is great even for a beginner sewer who is familiar with a sewing machine, and comes with photos and instructions to help you put it together. Have fun!




11/07/2018

New Patterns in my Etsy Shop

I've been working on a few new patterns, and with the help of some very good pattern testers, they are ready to be posted in my Etsy Shop.  I am having fun creating some tiny little things lately (along with my micro mini dresdens) and am really excited about this tiny "Perogy Pouch".  It is about 3 3/4" wide, and there is no hand stitching on it... which means it is quite fast to make.


I also included in the pattern an alternate size option, in case this is a little too small for a beginner... I personally think it's a perfect way to use up those zippers that are super small and for some reason, I had lots of them in my zipper stash!


No exposed seams, and also has a small loop for hooking on your key chain.


Head on over to my Etsy to try out the pattern for yourself :)



07/07/2018

Canadian Summer Quilt Along

I am thrilled to have been chosen to be apart of the Canadian Summer Quilt Along with many other Canadian designers who created blocks that remind them of our wonderful country!
I chose the Beaver and have him holding a stump of a tree that he just chewed off.  When I was growing up and went camping with my parents every summer, I remember being amazed seeing the lovely homes these creatures make. I have always had a fear of swimming, and the thought of having to swim into my house would be terrifying, so they are intriguing to me :)

I am pleased to offer this pattern for your Summer Quilt along and I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did! Happy sewing! Click the link below for the PDF File.




30/05/2018

Baby Bunny Paper Pieced Pattern

We are now coming to the last days of the Micro Mini Sew-A-Long! The month of May was quite busy for me, but it was so enjoyable to even sew for a small bit each day and come out with a micro mini reward.  This baby bunny is one of my final entires as the SAL ends tomorrow :)  I am so thankful to those who participated! I am hoping for close to 500 Micro Mini quilts made, and already planning my next SAL .... can't tell you what it is yet, but stay tuned.

To make this one for yourself, simply drag it to your desktop and print it off! Enjoy!

09/05/2018

Micro Mini Kite Quilt

With the Micro Mini Sew A Long in the second week, there have been over 200 posts on Instagram showing some amazing creations and adorable minis!! I posted this kite quilt today, and have had requests for the pattern, so here it is!

You will want to drag it from here and put it on your desktop so that you can print it.  You may have to adjust the sizing when you do so.  The kite is supposed to measure 4 1/2" high, in this pattern, but of course you can make it any size you wish!

Smiles and Happy sewing!

Lesley





30/04/2018

Micro Mini Sew-A-Long

Welcome to my blog, and information about the upcoming #microminisal which will be starting May 1st - 31st.  I thought it would be a great way to get a last boost of sewing in before summer starts!
If you would like to take part in the Sew-A-Long (aka SAL), simply follow me on Instagram at Berry_Birdy for updates, and #microminisal to see who is participating and their tiny, cute little entries to win some fabulous prizes!

What's a Micro Mini?

It's a teeny, tiny little mini quilt that is 6" or smaller.

How do I participate?

Follow Berry_Birdy on IG and use #microminisal when posting your amazing small creations on Instagram so everyone can see, and you will have the chance to win some cool prizes! You can use whatever sewing or quilting technique you wish, with your own pattern, or any design you like.
Every week there will be a winner chosen, so you have 4 chances to win some great items.

Our most generous sponsors are;
@SewStitchingHappy, @SewFoxyMama, @SheCanSew, @SimplyLoveFabrics, @StitchHappyCompany, & @LilbirdsDesign!

What if I have more questions?

You can contact me on IG with your questions, or email me @ berrybirdy@yahoo.ca

That's about it! Sew lets get sewing some micro minis!


Micro Mini Heart Pattern

May 1st will be the start of a fun new Sew-A-Long on Instagram! I am hosting the #microminisal and will be having some great giveaways during the month of May.  This little heart micro mini quilt is a free pattern that I am posting for those who are looking for something to get started with.  It is a foundation paper-pieced pattern and I have coloured the sewing sections to help make it a little easier.  Simply drag the image onto your desktop and print it off! Want to join in? Simply follow me on IG at Berry_Birdy for all the exciting updates and #microminisal for all the pics and entires to win the prizes!



02/12/2017

How to sew a pouch in 20 - 30 minutes

So I'm taking the plunge here and now have posted my third #YouTube video! They aren't perfect, and I still am not sure how to make changes, add in my logo, and add music, but I figured it is better to have something out there then nothing at all!
Check out how to make a pouch in less than 30 minutes, ( I made mine in a record breaking 12 minutes! )  Go to https://youtu.be/PDykCkdPFR4
and learn some simple steps for putting in a zipper - and it's fully lined too!


Enjoy!





28/11/2017

Mini Paper Pieced Hexie Pattern

For the #100hexies100days2017 many of us followed with @SewFoxyMama during the past few months, I decided that my finish hexie needed to be a stunner!  With my love of strawberries and paper-piecing, along with things that are super tiny small, I figured this strawberry hexie with an ombre paper-pieced border would do the trick.  I have made a small video showing the steps of paper-piecing on YouTube and a 1 min video on Instagram.  For the FREE pattern below, simply click on the picture and then drag it to your desktop.  The sides of this hexie measure 1 1/4", but you can size yours as you like! Enjoy!