Friday, December 17, 2010


We have picked 2 winners using the random number generator!

Melanie (commenter 234) who said:
I love that cap! Please!

Farah (commenter 34) who said:
Nice patterns! thanks

I will send both of you an email tomorrow, as it is far to late for me to still be up!!

Have a great weekend everyone, and thank you all so much for commenting!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Giveaway Day!

And here we are again, another Giveaway Day!
These giveaway days are so much fun. I find lots of new blogs that I add to my daily reading. Not sure if this is a good thing...
If you haven't heard of Giveaway Day before, you should really go check it out here.

As for our giveaway...
We are giving away one copy of each of our sewing patterns to 2 lucky winners!!

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post (one comment per person please).
On Friday evening (December 17) we will randomly pick 2 winners.

Anybody is welcome to enter, these are PDFs, so the patterns will be sent to you by email.
Don't forget to leave us a way to contact you if you are the lucky winner...

Have fun!

Friday, November 26, 2010


We've picked 2 winners using!

Cindy OrDerek Terpsma and Monika Kozomara won a free Sweet Little Dress and a pattern of their choice from our store.

Our sale is almost finished, get your patterns for $4 each this weekend!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sneak Peek

Skinny pants for your little one...

 ...or your not so little one!
We're hoping to have our pattern available within the next couple months, sizes starting at 3M all the way up to size 10!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sale and Giveaway!

We are having a sale to celebrate being back into the swing of things! All of our patterns are currently $4 instead of  the usual $6! Sale starting today until Saturday.

Also, we are excited to be blogging again and to have a new Facebook page. We are having a giveaway!
All you need to do is 'like' our Facebook page to enter.
We will choose 2 random winners on Friday November 26 at 4 PM MST.
The winners will receive a Sweet Little Dress and a pattern of their choice for free! The winners will be asked to choose a size (12M, 2T, 3T, 4T or 5T) and we will pick the fabric!

Would love to see you on Facebook!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Motivation and New Patterns!

So, after a half year break (!) we decided to get back into the blogging mode...
There has been much going on these past eight months, which includes a new baby and a new business.

As for Leila and Ben and patterns, there is a lot happening behind the scenes right now, and hopefully in the next half year we will be able to come out with 4 - 6 new patterns!
We are hoping to post some progress pictures on the blog here.
There will be giveaways of patterns and giveaways of clothing, so stay tuned.

We have also started a facebook page.

For our new patterns we are hoping to go all the way up to size 10, and we are planning to up the sizing on the Sweet Little Dress Pattern to size 10 as well.

This Sweet Little Dress was made using Flora and Fauna by Patty Young. I just love the green!
I used the bloomers pattern from the Amy Butler book 'Little Stitches for Little Ones'. The bloomers look so cute with the Sweet Little Dress! The only thing I would change next time is that I made the dress in a 9 month size, which fit her well, but the 9 months bloomers only fit her once! I do have big babies, but when making a 9 month dress, the bloomers should probably be a size up.

We are hoping to post more ideas and pictures in the future!

Friday, May 28, 2010

I love houses that are aesthetically pleasing yet have room for kids too. So often people sacrifice their personal style to fit kids into their lives when there's really no need to do so.

Here's a few inspirational shots of my favourite kitchen right now - light, bright and airy. I'm absolutely loving the fireplace in the corner! So cozy.

Found via Emma's Design Blogg.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

And our winner is...

Number 26:

'I love the sweet little dress and the caplet! I could make a dress with a matching capelet! Oh the love!'

Congratulations! The patterns will be coming your way soon, Bailey!

Thank you all for your comments!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Giveaway! Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day ~ CLOSED ~

Enter to win:

A set of all of our PDF sewing patterns!

Sew, Mama, Sew is hosting it's annual giveaway day and we're participating!

To enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post with a comment about your favourite Leila and Ben pattern!
  2. Spread the word by posting about this giveaway on your own blog and linking to this post and leave us a comment with your blog address for a second entry.

This giveaway is open internationally, the package of patterns will be emailed to the randomly selected winner. That's it! Good luck!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mimosa the Bear and Friends

I came across these adorable stuffies from Kiss Prudence on Etsy today.

I think they would make great little friends.

Iris the Bear

Don't you just love the extra long legs?