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Happy Friday!! Happy Black Friday to all the brave souls who are out today, on the hunt for the best deals. We are in Canada, but the hype of Black Friday has translated here too…but we will be in the comfort of the indoors today lol.


Time to end our last week of November with our Fan Friday!! Today we are featuring an awesome Etsy Shop called Little Alligator. Little Alligator is an adorable little shop started by Jelaine, a mother of two little boys living in Melbourne, Australia. Her littlest son, Elliot, sparked the name of her shop because, as a baby, he was charming and strong…like a little alligator. Such a cute story! Jelaine always had a passion for sewing, fabric, and all things crafty. She decided to pick up her love for sewing again after her children were born, and started making toy bags.


She slowly began to replace her plastic toy boxes with her handmade bags, amongst other handmade creations for her family. Little Alligator was the start of another dream of hers, to have her own business and work from home. Jelaine creates beautiful, handmade library bags, toy bags and wet/swim bags, with an option to personalize them with unique hand stamped labels. This new venture has now become the best of all worlds for Jelaine!



Jelaine adores What a Gem Collection and chose it for her beautiful Library Bag! Here are some words from her: “Although I have a natural inclination toward ‘boyish’ colours and themes, I also like to include neutral fabrics to suit everyone. When making girls bags, I love using shades of greens and blues and so when I saw Allison Cole’s “What A Gem” collection I just fell in love and knew it would be perfect for my range! I adore the dreamcatcher design with the stunning emerald, navy and touches of pink and chose these for my large drawstring bags”







We absolutely love the bags, and they look wonderful in our What a Gem Collection. Thank you so much, Jelanie, for sharing them with us! You can find more from Jelanie at her Little Alligator Shop, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Have a fantastic weekend!




Happy Sewing!

28 November

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Happy Wednesday!! We hope everyone is having a fantastic day so far. Did you see yesterday’s How To’s Day? We shared our fabulous Yoga Bag Tutorial with you all, featuring our What a Gem Collection. You can find the full, free tutorial for our bag here.


It’s time for this week’s Winsday! This week, we have decided to switch things up and host our giveaway on our blog. This one is especially dedicated to all our dedicated and wonderful blog readers – we are so thankful that you take some time out of your day for some Camelot Fabrics fun ;) We appreciate you and want to say a big thank you!!


We are giving away our Spectrum FQ bundle this week – a beautiful collection of fun, tropical-inspired prints in lovely purple, orange, and green colorways. Such a fantastic collection that would work for a multitude of different projects, from home decor to clothing! To enter this week’s Winsday, and because it’s American Thanksgiving tomorrow, comment below on this post letting us know what you are most thankful for this year. Bonus entry? Follow us on bloglovin‘! (It’s the best way to know when we’ve posted something new on here :)). See below for complete giveway rules!






Recap of our Spectrum FQ Bundle Giveaway Rules:
1. Comment below on this post letting us know: What are you most thankful for this year?
2. Bonus entry!! Follow us on our bloglovin’
3. This week’s Winsday prize is 1 Spectrum FQ Bundle
4. The giveaway starts today (11/26) and ends on December 3rd, 2014 – We will be announcing the winner on next week’s Winsday Post as well as all our social media handles.
5. You can follow our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for bonus entries and to stay connected!



We can’t wait to read all of your comments!! We’re super excited about this giveaway and hope you are too. Good Luck to everyone entering!! :)





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26 November

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Happy Monday!! We hope everyone is having a great start to week so far. We can’t believe that it’s the last week of November – only 30 more days till Christmas!! Our holiday festivities are starting next week, so we are busy preparing for everything – decorations, baking, festive music – we are oh-so excited!!


It’s time for this week’s Moody Monday! Today we are inspiring you with one of our collections called Playground by Vita Mechachonis. Playground is a super fun collection reminiscing to all the things we love most about our childhood, outdoor adventures. From playground rides to balloons to hopscotch, our Playground collection will bring you back to childhood memories. Mixed with whimsical numbers, chevrons, and flowers in a muted orange, blue, and yellow color palette…this collection is sure to please kids of all ages! We love the idea of our Tiny Adventurer’s Dress or Tunic & Bloomers in our playful collection!!




Olympia Le-Tan‘s Spring 2015 RTW Collection is so playful, fun, and carnival-inspired…and we just love it!! From the candy stripes to the “grown-up” overall ensembles, this collection is so whimsical, upbeat, and happy, and brings us back to the ‘good ol’ days’ in the best way possible. We especially adore the number-printed outfit that reminds us of our Playground Collection! Be sure to check out the full collection here.




We hope we have inspired you with this week’s Moody Monday! We’d love to know what your favorite childhood game was :) Have a wonderful rest of the day!





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24 November

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Happy Friday!! We hope you are having a wonderful end to the week. We are looking forward to spending our weekend working on some projects and drinking hot cocoa by the fire! :)


It’s time for this week’s Fan Friday, and today we have a really awesome one to share. Plus, there’s a great giveaway too…so keep reading till the end ;) Today we are featuring two fantastic people: Companie M., pattern designer of the Lotta Skirt, and Fruits de Mère, who made the Lotta Skirt in our Nightfall Collection! The Lotta Skirt is a beautiful, gathered skirt with fun pocket details and a relaxed-fit waist. The pattern features two variations for both little girls and adults, and can be made unlined to wear during the warmer months.


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This stunning Lotta Skirt was created by the wonderful pattern designer, Marte of Companie M., who creates patterns that are easy-to-follow and accommodating for everyone. As well, her patterns are featured in both English and Dutch. Marte started her business by sharing her creations on her blog, an adventure that eventually became a successful, new venture! She has the so many amazing patterns too, which you can check out here.


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Annelies, from the blog Fruits de Mère, created a Nightfall version of the Lotta Skirt and it is just absolutely stunning. We love that she chose the herringbone print, which makes it the perfect festive skirt for all your upcoming holiday parties!! We also loved how she styled her outfit, keeping everything else neutral to have the Nightfall skirt be the “showstopper”.


We want to say a huge THANK YOU to Marte because we are hosting a blog giveaway to win her Lotta Skirt Pattern!! As well, Marte is offering our readers a coupon at her shop – use the code CAMELOT to receive a 10% discount (ends November 30th, 2014). See below on how to enter our Giveaway:


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Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway, Marte! Check out more from Compagnie M. here. Good Luck to everyone entering! And have a great weekend!! :)




Happy Sewing!

21 November

Time for this week’s What We Love! ♥ Before the start of the “hustle and bustle” of the holiday season, we have been taking some time to relax and enjoy the pretty (and yummy!) things the season has to offer. This week, we have been intrigued by beauty artwork, enticing color palettes, and delicious holiday drinks, to keep our minds inspired and happy during the colder months. A fun day at the museum, followed by a warm drink sounds absolutely wonderful to us. Onto more of what we have loved most…

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Marion: Haunted Forests by Betteo
Vanessa: MMFA’s Van Gogh to Kandinsky Exhibition; Franz Marc, Stables, 1913
Valeria: Sunshine / Lavender / Mint Color Palette
Juan: Rebel Alliance Guitars
Shannen: Spiced Chai Tea Latte




You can find even more prettiness on our Pinterest! We would love to know what you have been loving most this week. Stay warm and cozy! ♥

20 November