Quilting, Sewing, Tutorials

Pattern Hack – Personalised Lined Drawstring Bag

Welcome to my first pattern hack for the Lined Drawstring Bag The inspiration A few weeks back I joined in #payitforwardhandmade on instagram. The basic concept is that you receive something handmade from another crafter and then send something handmade on to others, who (hopefully) carry on the activity. I was very lucky to receive… Read More Pattern Hack – Personalised Lined Drawstring Bag

Scrapbooking, Sewing, Tutorials

Handmade cards in bulk : Cards for Quilting Swaps 

If you browse my posts or scroll my instagram you will soon discover I’m quite the swapaholic – sewing, quilting, bag making, paper, project life, cards, embellishments. If it’s crafty, I’ve probably swapped it!  But my latest obsession is quilt block swaps. The idea is that you make two blocks, pop them in a card… Read More Handmade cards in bulk : Cards for Quilting Swaps 

Sewing

A charry charry quilt….for Aussie Hero Quilts

Today I’m sharing the quilt I made for Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags). AHQ is a wonderful organisation making quilts and laundry bags for Australian Defence personal. I highly recommend checking them out as they are a very friendly group and so well organised that it is very easy to volunteer. Plus, if a quilt… Read More A charry charry quilt….for Aussie Hero Quilts

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

Quilting, Sewing, Tutorials

Lonky -An original star block by Darrel

Inspired by the desire my partner in @shoppershaz #starblockquiltswap expressed for wonky stars and my preference for lone stars, I came up with the notion to merge the two. …and a couple of days later the Lonky was born.  So just in case anyone else is brave (crazy) enough to want to cut up a… Read More Lonky -An original star block by Darrel