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

Hello Loch Ness : Scrapbooking Layout Photo Tutorial

The inspiration for this layout came from the Jot Magazine Issue 18 call for layouts featuring “hello”. The image was captured while on holiday in Scotland in 2016. So many feels when I look at the picture, in addition to it’s attractiveness simply as an image. Now obviously my layout wasn’t selected for the reader… Read More Hello Loch Ness : Scrapbooking Layout Photo Tutorial

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 

Scrapbooking

Flying High….Stingrays on Kaisercraft

Inspired by the April Kaisercraft mood board, I pulled out a piece of 12 x 12 patterned paper from the Kaisercraft Paradiso Collection titled ‘Holiday’ that I have been hording for far too long.  The colours and the imagery were perfect for this photograph of stingrays from my honeymoon in Port Macquarie. And since I didn’t… Read More Flying High….Stingrays on Kaisercraft

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