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

Quilting

Quilting challenge : One Monthly Goal : Snails

Quilting Challenge Reset   Ok so, being totally honest, July was a big fail as far as my One Monthly Goal challenge was concerned. The pinwheels remain in their project bag, and never even saw the light of day this month! In fact, instead of making any progress on any of my WIPs I joined… Read More Quilting challenge : One Monthly Goal : Snails

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

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

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