Bee Hive 2018, Quilting, swaps, Tutorials

Bee Hive 2018 – Testing my block

I’m really excited to be part of @blossomheartquilts The Bee Hive 2018. The basic concept is that you sign up with Alyce, get allocated to a swarm, and then for the next year swap blocks based on tutorials from The Bee Hive. I’ve long been part of Quilty swaps and block swaps on Instagram, and… Read More Bee Hive 2018 – Testing my block

December Daily, Tutorials

Darrel’s December Daily – Sewing Squares

Today’s project is a page that I’ve been wanting to make ever since I decided to try December Daily again this year. Sewing on pocket pages is not new, but  I’ve also been  a little afraid to try  it. If you’re in the same boat, then  all I can say is – DO IT!  It’s… Read More Darrel’s December Daily – Sewing Squares

foundation paper piecing, Quilting, swaps, Tutorials

Christmas Themed Economy Block Swap

Welcome to the Christmas in July Economy Block Swap. I’ve set up this blog post as a landing page with all the information you will need for our swap.   Recap of the premise: This is a low stress swap – you send your finished blocks to me and I send you back the same… Read More Christmas Themed Economy Block Swap

foundation paper piecing, Tutorials

Foundation Paper Piecing Tips and Tricks

This page will grow over time as a place to collate my favourite foundation paper piecing guides / tutorials. If you have any recommendations please add them in the comments below.    I love paper piecing for the flexibility and accuracy you can achieve.  My top 5 tips: Use a small stitch length (I find… Read More Foundation Paper Piecing Tips and Tricks

Scrapbooking, Tutorials

Kmart Hack – How to make a rose gold display frame

This is a quick and easy Kmart hack project. The kind of thing you can make and have up on the wall in 30 minutes. Seriously! And if you are a lover of all things crafty, this diy ‘kmart hack’ decor can both satisfy a craving to create and then be used to display other… Read More Kmart Hack – How to make a rose gold display frame

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