The change in weather recently has affected my cat tremendously with his sleeping habits. He's a typical cat, a heat seeker to the max. And since his cat house is positioned next to one of our gas stoves, that's where he can be found. I think the cat house makes him even more adorable!
If you'd like to make a cat house for your furry pets, you can find my pattern
There have been lots of changes going on lately, so I thought I'd give you all a quick update.
First, as you all have probably heard, google reader is out. That means, bloglovin' is in! You see the new bloglovin' widget I've added over there on the sidebar? Click on the widget to follow sewtakeahike through bloglovin' if you haven't already!
And btw, I downloaded the widget from Isabelle's lovely site. She drew the widget and it's available for a free download. I love it!!
And second, did you all know that etsy FINALLY has the option to add pdf files to your listings? So that means no more waiting for the etsy seller to email your purchased pdf files to you! Thank you etsy!!!
To celebrate, I'm offering all my sewtakeahike patterns for 30% off today and tomorrow. Just use the coupon code instantpdf when you purchase any combination of patterns from my etsy shop.
Lastly, I have been using touchdraw a lot for pattern makng recently and am totally loving it. It's a vector program so the images it produces are clearer than what I can get from photoshop. Here's an image I drew with it:
To learn the basics, I walked through all of Lynne's touchdraw tutorials. Since then I've been able to take off with it and I love it. I'll be posting more soon about touchdraw!
It is chock full of fabulous designs with so many possibilities!
In addition to my espresso cups and teapot, Kerry has come up with the most ingenious designs for a French Press
and for a coffee grinder
We have changed the layout of our patterns slightly, you can read about it here.
I couldn't help myself and came up with a revision for the espresso cup before we released the pattern
(the saucer revision is not a part of the pattern set)
And I have a special surprise for you! I am offering up 3 Parisienne Cafe pattern sets, just leave a comment on this post. I'll pick a winner on Friday. And no worries if you buy the pattern set before then and you win a copy. Kerry and I will reimburse you!
And make sure to check out Kerry's blog for the Parisienne Cafe set giveaway there too!