Thursday, 14 August 2014

Xmas sewing

I have a ton of sewing things in various stages, but I managed to find some time to whip up this quilt top.  It was actually made in 3 mornings (before I headed out to the shop), and I mean about 5 hours MAX!  The first morning was spent cutting it out, the next 2 was spent putting the borders on.  A GREAT quick and easy project.  Now to find time to quilt it!

Its also BIG.  With just over 4 months (I nearly typed in weeks!!), until Christmas it is probably time we started to think about it.
I have kits (for top fabrics and binding) available here.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014


Every night, I like to do a bit of hand stitching, weather it be stitchery, applique, quilting, knitting or crochet.  I started this Corner to Corner Afghan about 4 weeks ago, and was doing it in-between other things.... Yes, its easy peasy, and grows SO fast!

I love how its in stripes, its the yarn!  I always get comments about the stripes, but the yarn is variegated, and just goes like that :)
This is the yarn I used 'Moda Vera Bouvardia' in the colour Embers.
Mine is 1.1mts square (so only lap size), and I used 10 balls. 
Check out the YouTube tutorial HERE to make this throw.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Tweet Tweet

It was another friends Birthday recently, so another medium Clover Clamshell made!  I debated for a while on what fabric to use, and seeing she had made a sewing pocket with this cute fabric, I decided to make her one from the left overs of one of my projects.
Fussy cut Owls.  One for each side, and the Tweet Tweet for the bottom.  The Clover Wonder Clips come in handy for this part..... Ready to hand stitch them together.

Here is the finished gift:
SO glad she loved it!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014


With a friends birthday coming up recently, I was trying to think of a little something to make for her.  She had been eyeing off one of my Clamshells (shop display) for a while so I decided to make her one.  They are fully hand sewn, and don't take long.  You only need some scraps of pellon and fabric for outer and lining.  She is a 'black & white' gal, so I chose to fussy cut the birds from some scraps I had of the Modern Folkloric range.  She was pretty happy with it.  This one is the medium size. 

I then decided to make myself one, the small one to put my thimble in.  Of course I chose a bit of Bonnie and Camille fabric!
I am going to make another soon, as I have another friends Birthday coming up.  She has been eyeing one now off too!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Work in Progress

One of my recent finishes is this Work in Progress bag.  I was lucky enough to get Roseanne to stitch it for me (thanks Raz), and I ended up putting it together.

There has been quite abit of talk about the binding on the inner handles being a pain.  I found it quite hard, not hard to sew on, but to join the ends.  I tried a couple of times, and ended up sewing it all on by hand.  It didn't take too long either.
Looks great don't you think?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Love Blossoms

Another recent finish is this pretty bag designed by Gail Pan using Gail's new fabric line 'Baskets in Bloom'.  A bit of needle-turn applique, which I am really enjoying at the moment.

And, ta da!  This cute as a button bag!
I love the little Prairie Points. 
Pattern is called Love Blossoms, and I do have patterns and kits available, check it out here.

Monday, 21 July 2014

A finish

With June producing NO finishes (I cant believe it!), I do have some for this month!

The stitchery for this table runner was finished months ago, waiting for the right fabric for me to make it up. 

Complete with my label on the back!
Pattern designed by Gail Pan called Merry Reindeer