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Lillestoff - In the Scary Forest- Im Gruselwald....Just in!

14 November, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

This is such a cute design from Susalabim and Lillestoff, I mean...just look- once again there is just so much going on! There's a super handy pic at the end from the design, with suggested coordinates of Lillestoff Solids and Ringels!

Lillestoff Ritterwelt.....just in!

14 November, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

We love this new print from Susalabim and Lillestoff There is so much happening in this little Medieval village...did you see who is in the tower?

Images are from the designer, Susalabim...perfect for showing coordinates, both solids and ringels.

Lillestoff- Organic Jersey- I Paint my world...

19 October, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Another gorgeous design from Susa laBim-  I Paint my World and she has kindly put together a list of coordinates for us! Links to those in stock are below...

Ringel- blue/kiwi

Ringel Olive/Grey Marle 

Moss Green




Grey Blue




Lillestoff St.Martin Witchel Organic Jersey.....

15 October, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Another stunning design from Lillestoff and designer Susa laBim..

Arriving soon- purchase HERE. 

St Martin Witchel. suggested coordinates. (source susa laBim)

Links for Coordinates: 

Solid Espresso

Solid Petrol

Solid Zimtorange

Solid Blue Grey

Solid Senf

Solid Black

Ringel Red/Grey Marle


New arrivals- from Organic Lillestoff Jersey by Susa laBim

20 September, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

More new Lillestoff keep rolling on' s no secret that I'm a long time Susa laBim fan- and these new prints do not disappoint!

First up -a new Pony print!

Komme Einfach Mit

It's really hard to capture a good image of this background's almost an old rose/ orchid pink?  Beautiful. 

Suggested ribbs are Lillestoff Altrosa, Pink, Taupe, Stein Grau and also our striped Pink and Raspberry


Wellentraum is  really vibrant print, perfect for summer.  It features a delightful, flower garland adorned young lady frolicking in the sea with friends (try and say that 3 times quickly!).Suggested coordinates are ...

Lillestoff Lime 


Lillestoff Grey Blue

Lillestoff Pink

Lillestoff Zimtorange

New Lillestoff Susa laBim Designs Stealing our Hearts... Organic Jerseys.

06 September, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Lots of new ( and restocks) of Lillestoff are arriving each week!

This adorable design with little VW's is a firm favourite!

I can't get Google to give me a clear translation for Tatuuutataaa let's just call it the adorable VW design! We love this with our Apple and Turquoise and also Wine solids.( we have both ribbing and jersey so you're covered!). 


Another we are crushing on...I Paint my World...

I love the little details Susa includes in her designs ( but then, I'm a miniature aficionado!). Lots of intricate little details for children to discover make wearing these lots of fun. Coordinate with Lime, Dark Red, Grey Blue,


As I've mentioned before, Lillestoff have their own colour palette that they stick to across their designs ( with the introduction of the odd new one ) so if you keep a good selection of their solids on hand, you are good to go!

Happy Sewing


Three Adorable Lillestoff Organic Knits just in...

18 August, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

This set of 3 new prints arrived last week from Lillestoff  - and we love them! So bright and vibrant! Perfect for sewing up clothes for Little Folks. 

By designer Tante Gisi (visit her blog here ) you'll be enchanted too!

"just around the corner" Gleich Um Die Ecke - is a panel piece ( 80cm x 150cm ) featuring a township with busy little cars in the foreground.There's lots going on and so plenty for Little people to look at. 

We suggest coordinates of Zimtorange, Dunklerot, Senf and Lemon.

From the same series, is Colourful Houses - Kunterbunthausen.

This features the same township image, but the foregound is colouful flowers..and this is set against a lovely pink background. Again, lots of small goings on to keep little eyes busy! Again a panel piece 80cm x 150cm.

We love this with Zimtorange, Dunkelrot, Lemon, and Dunkleblue ( Navy) coordinates. 

The final design we wanted to share...

School Angel (Schulengel linchen).In our fave shades of red and aqua!

Isn't it adorable?!! Perfect for leggins, dresses, tshirts, baby wear....a lot of our Farbenmix patterns lends themselves beautifully to this type of  Pixie design.

New Arrivals- Lillestoff updates....

16 August, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment


We've had so many deliveries this week!! 

From Lillestoff, the last of our Quilted Sweaterknits for the year. These ( above) are the Optik Look sweaterknits.  Beautiful and warm, these are on the heavier side at 312gms2. From top, Fliederblau, Natural, Zimtorange, Wine.

Made from 100% organic cotton and huge at 170cm wide!

We've also hade two new Jacquards knits arrive..

Jacquard Dotties on Taubenblue/Grey and Pink/Grey. 

Also made from 100% organic cotton, these double knit jacquards are so incredibly soft!! They also have great drape.

Remember this adorable print? It's back as a rain coat fabric!

Printed on organic 100% cotton jersey and then laminated- lovely and soft. 

Rain coat Herbsturm 

Lots more Lillestoff in store- solids, ribbing, sweaterknits..and more!

Sewing with Lillestoff Modal Jersey ( and why we love it).

03 August, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Lillestoff have been releasing more and more stunning printed Modal jerseys this year. It has been very popular with European sewists over the summer- and I think it will be just as popular here in the warmer months.( although personally, I'm very happy to layer my jerseys so I've been wearing Modal all year long!).


Why sew with Modal?

Why do we love Lillestoff Modal?  It has a certain slip and drape to it, it slides gently across the body and is so soft and silky to wear.  Not in a yucky nylon polyester way, it has a much more luxurious feel to it. We love Modal sewn up as dresses, skirts, tops, and even as underwear.


Sewing with Modal.

Modal sews up beautifully on the overlocker (serger).  I finish my Modal with a regular twin needle hem using a stretch double needle. For neckbands and cuffs I like to use our lighter weight smooth ribs.

What exactly is Modal?

Lillestoff Modal jerseys are a composition of Modal and Spandex. The Modal ( a second generation regenerated cellulosic fiber and a variation of rayon) is well known in the textile industry for it's extra softness ( told you!!) and it's "wet strength" - this means it can be machine washed and tumble dried without shrinking or pulling out of shape like other rayons. Modal is also wear resistant and strong while maintaining that soft, silky feel we all love. Combining it with a hint of Spandex  ( elastane) is genius, and  gives it that extra zing we all love.

How do I wash my Modal  knits?

We suggest you wash at a normal 30o wash, and either dry flat ( thrown over a clothes horse) or tumble dry on cool.  I often just place my Modal tops on a clothes hanger and leave to dry that way on line ( prevents the need to iron!)  Modal will wrinkle if it is crushed at all, or left crumpled, a cool iron deals with that easily. Even after repeated washing, modal remains absorbent, soft and supple.The colors in modal typically remain brilliant and strong- which is perfect as the Lillestoff designs are so beautiful!


Giveaway: Mary's Roses Jersey and Ribbing -closed

21 July, 2017 29 comments Leave a comment

Congratulations to Jenny Williams!!! You are the Winner of this lovely Giveaway!

Thankyou everyone!




Let's have a Giveaway!!

I have 1m of the beautiful Mary's Roses jersey from Swafing, with 20cm of matching Honeysuckle rib to Giveaway to a lucky blog visitor. (open to Australian residents only).

We have a gorgeous range of knits - and more ribs than you can poke a stick at!

To be in with a chance, simply tell me what you would  whip up with this gorgeous jersey if you won it- including the name of the pattern!

Giveaway closes midnight Sunday- with winner announced next week- good luck!

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