Quilting, Reviews, Sewing

Raining Diamonds 💎 the #electricdiamondpattern by @sariellastudios

Earlier in March I jumped at the call Sariella Studios put out on instagram for people to test their latest free paper piecing pattern – the Electric Diamond. I’ve previously made patterns by @lillyella (one half of Sariella) including her butterfly charms paper piecing patterns which make an excellent quick accent block.  The Electric Diamond pattern is made in collaboration with… Read More Raining Diamonds 💎 the #electricdiamondpattern by @sariellastudios

Reviews, Sewing

Once Upon A Time…there was a princess Undercover Makers Mat

The Undercover Makers Mat is a free pattern by @lillyellasworld. It’s designed to sit under your sewing machine so the pockets at the front can be used for all those bits and pieces that tend to collect around the floor (or maybe they just live under my machine). And then, when you are done sewing there are… Read More Once Upon A Time…there was a princess Undercover Makers Mat

Reviews, Tutorials

Miniature Needleminder/Pincushion Hoop – Featuring Aussie Maker Dandelyne

About 4 months ago I stumbled across @dandelyne’s beautiful mini embroidery hoops on instagram, and immediately feel in love with the product. My original review is here.  The hoops are so beautiful and so much fun to fill. Previously I’ve made a cross stitch necklace (for the #undertheseaswap) and a cupcake necklace (later  pincushion) for… Read More Miniature Needleminder/Pincushion Hoop – Featuring Aussie Maker Dandelyne

happymail, Reviews

Tooly Toolholder Pattern Review

The tooly toolholder is a pattern by sewtogether.net available for purchase on crafty.com. I stumbled across it on Instagram while searching for ideas for the #madhattersteaswap.  It doesn’t have a big following online, but it looked perfect for my parter who makes vintage signs and works with machinery, so I decided to take a risk.… Read More Tooly Toolholder Pattern Review

Reviews, Tutorials

Miniature Embroidery Projects – Featuring Aussie Maker Dandelyne

(Update : check out my updated needleminder/pincushion embroidery hoop tutorial here) So this blog post is half tutorial, half product review. While browsing the ‘search’ part of instagram I stumbled across some beautiful examples of mini embroidery, turned into necklaces and brooches. A number of them were made using hoops from Melbourne based designer and manufacture… Read More Miniature Embroidery Projects – Featuring Aussie Maker Dandelyne