Jodie Carleton

✂️I am a toymaker & fabric designer ✂️I design sewing patterns & enamel pins. ✂️I blog. 👇🏼all the links👇🏼

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Tomorrow's destash at Ringwood . Everything bar the kitchen sink. Loads of fabric, toys, habby plus some rugs, some orphan pins and crafty books as well as giant safety pins and knitting needles too. All the details a few posts back. Cash only.


Super fun #bugcityfabric giveaway on @ellabluefabrics feed right now friends- go and check it out!


A fabric variation as well, 'cause roses on footpads are perfect for bunnies no?



On my sewing table: rabbits doing what rabbits do best.
#ricractoys #rabbits #toydesigner


Check out this fantastic art folder made by @lilabellelane using #bugcity fabric. It is the coolest thing !!! It has compartments for all the stuff to live in. #ellabluefabrics @ellabluefabrics


February is mushroom month (nah, I just made that up) . Newest pins. Tag a friend who might like these and I'll pick a winner tomorrow and you can have one each. Which colour will you choose?



Getting ready for the de-stash market. I should be embarrassed to say I have over thirty craft books I have never read. (It is a disease)


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All the stuff ! Cannot wait to see what everyone is destashing .



It's all about spots and stripes on the blog today. Pop on over to enter the giveaway and swipe to see today's #bugcityfabric prize. @ellabluefabrics #giveaway


Bug City giveaways on Ye olde blog all week friends. Monday's goodies include fabric and patterns from me and the talented Jemima of @tiedwitharibbon and a cuckoo pin! .
#bugcityfabric @ellabluefabrics #pin_points @sew_along


Listening to the boychild play tunes at @picklesbar with good mate Bas. #pickledpooches



How cute is this little rattle I bought from @jmadecreations ? Getting ready for a small baby influx in 2018 (Isn't it funny how babies come in waves?). Thanks Jay, it's perfect. #cleverfriends #buyhandmade


FQB of #bugcityfabric about to be wrapped and sent on its way. If I pull my finger out there will be a week of Bug City giveaways on my blog next week ( yep ... blogging , so 2007)


Boom ! The newest most woolly pin is in store and I'm calling it early - pink is the favourite !! Rainbow is a close second. I do love funky socks !
#craftypins #knittingpins #knittersofinstagram #knitting



How can you tell the sewing room is clean? Easy! The not-sewing-room is full of crap.
#destashmarket #toomuchshit


I had paused on the scissor collecting for a while 'cause I am still struggling with how to display them... but then I got tagged on a @featherandwolf photo and the rest as they say is history.


Reposted from @redpepperquilts . Rita has a #bugcityfabric giveaway on her blog right now!!! Pop on over and enter to win a complete bundle from @ellabluefabrics



I found this metal beetle in a junk shop yesterday and had to bring him home to hang out with my #bugcityfabric beetle print. Perfect !


I am in the sewing room. I have low expectations. They have yet to be surpassed.


Toy explosion: bunches of toys will be coming with me to the destash market in Ringwood next month - at least three times this amount. #ricractoys #handmadetoys


All the love for this #bugcityfabric hat. My mate @becsibbi made this fantastic hat using @yousewgirlpatterns . I'd totally wear a bug hat. #ellabluefabrics


Candice from @myfeltlady shared this code with us , so if you want to make a glittery pin pennant or banner from my last post (or any glittery stuffs) be smart : use the code !


How do you store your pins? Go checkout my blog and you can download the FREE measurements and word templates for these three different ways . Glitter felt from @myfeltlady of course.
#ricracpins #enamelpins #pingame


Hello my pretties....


First pin of the year ! I have eleventy hundred designs that I want to turn into pins this year .. what would you like to see ?


Yeah , my whole house looks like this- blissful vignettes of carefully curated collections (snort). The rest of the place may look like a bomb has hit but my sampling of #bugcityfabric looks good. #ellabluefabrics .


The massive clean out means a massive destash. Saturday 24th Feb at Central Ringwood Community Centre. Pop it in your diaries friends and watch this space - so much freakin' stuff!


Seriously...... Can I just finish off the fruitcake first?


Deep cleanse: No more excuses I suppose.