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

Quilting, Tutorials

Pinwheel Block Swap turned Baby Quilt – Quilt as you go method

My latest quilting finish is a pinwheel block baby quilt. This one is destined for Very Snuggly Quilts, a charity group based in Victoria, Australia, and I really love the idea that parts of this quilt has been made with joy by people all over the world. Pinwheel Swap Swapping is my jam when it… Read More Pinwheel Block Swap turned Baby Quilt – Quilt as you go method

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 

Embellishments, happymail, Tutorials

Real life 20 minute crafting

Real life crafting in the middle of a work day looks like this…. After a frustrating few hours working and the added fun of wedding planning related stress, quite frankly I’m done with today. And since it’s still too early to drink away my dramas, I decided to craft away the stress instead. (My mum… Read More Real life 20 minute crafting

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

Tutorials

My Sew Together Bag Adventure

Spend 5 minutes on instagram and you will stumble across thousands of images of @sewdemented’s sew together bag. And now, having made one, I completely understand it’s popularity!  So besides just sharing some pretty pictures (of which there are more below 😍), I also wanted to share what I’ve learnt so far. I say ‘so… Read More My Sew Together Bag Adventure

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

Scrapbooking, Tutorials

Scrap Your Scraps – June Blog/Video Hop with Darrel Rob

Hi Everyone and welcome to our Scrap your Scraps June Blog/Video Hop. The Scrap Your Scraps girls have been working hard to come up with some awesome ideas of how to use our scrap branding strips. Led by Tori (creator of Scrap your Scraps), Tyla, Jennifer, Heather and I have joined in to create a… Read More Scrap Your Scraps – June Blog/Video Hop with Darrel Rob

happymail, Tutorials

DIY Happy Mail Kit

Kaisercraft recently hosted a snail mail happy mail swap. The idea was pretty simple and much like any other happy mail swap. Make something (using kaisercraft products) and then send it off!  Originally I was toying between a flipbook or pocket letter, but without knowing anything about my partner it was difficult to guess what… Read More DIY Happy Mail Kit