Monday, 24 November 2014

Renaissancce Man

I have huge amount of secret sewing, well, I should say HAD!  I am getting through my list quite quickly!  With my in-laws getting hard to buy for, Hubby and I decided that a quilt would be nice!  They both love seeing what I am creating, always taking an interest!  I am going to be giving Jellybean to my MIL, and we decided that I would make a masculine one for FIL.  So, this is it!  Yesterday afternoon's work.  Yep, one afternoon! 

The fabric is called 'Renaissance Man' which I stock at the shop. 
And, the pattern is a freebie on the Benartex website.  Its approx. 57" x 66" a great size!  I didn't have all the fabrics, so I substituted the centre block for the Chess fabric, and added the ink pens and as I didn't have the exact outer border fabric I thought I would choose something I had on hand after, but as it worked out, there were TONS of that scroll fabric left over from what you actually needed, so used that instead.  And it looks great! 
Now, to add it to the quilting line up!
Pattern is called World Traveller.

Friday, 14 November 2014


I am SO not a blue person, but when this fabric arrived, I was in LOVE!  Much to the surprise of everyone!
I kept looking at it, thinking of what I could make, then it hit me..... Hexagon Magic 2!  I got some rulers made to go with the pattern, so no template plastic ones!  It was super easy to cut out, and didn't take long at all!

And super easy to put together.....
I probably wont get time to quilt it before Christmas....

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Hometown Holidays wall-hanging

Here is a little project I completed.  Something that didn't take long, and I really love the fabrics!  They are Anni Downs from Hatched and Patched Christmas range 'Hometown Holiday'

It is a free pattern on the Henry Glass website, and we have kits available to make it exactly as the original.  Kits also include backing, click HERE to find out more.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

One more

Looking though some recent photo's, I have realised I have achieved lots, but as some are secret, so I cant share yet!  Plus I have a heap of things started, and in different stages.  I did however find these....

Have you seen the Mini Embroidery Hoop kits?  I have stock of them in necklace and brooch kits:

I did manage to make myself a necklace!  And I love it!!
These would be perfect Christmas gifts as kits or made up for sewing friends!  You could easily applique a hexie flower (the 1/4" hexies are the perfect size for a flower), or even a single hexie. 
Or you could even fussy cut a teeny tiny piece of fabric. 
Me, I stitched a sewing machine :)

Brooch swap

Here are another couple of October finishes!  I recently participated in our online stitching groups Brooch Swap, and this is what I made my partner, Jo.  A felt reindeer.

Jen made for me, and she made me this pretty flower brooch which was in this cute tin!!  And the notepad will definitely come in handy.... and there were chocolates too, which only lasted 5 mins!!
I also made this little owl brooch too.  These little kits have been so popular in the shop, that I decided to make one up!

Friday, 31 October 2014

A finish

Yes, I am a slack blogger lately!!  I have been busy, really!  I have lots to share, I will sort through my pics and find the finishes for this month as soon as I can! 
Today I managed to make one of these.  A cute little sewing bag made from an older range of fabrics by Helen of Hugs & Kisses. 

For an up and coming Christmas swap!  Debating on weather to add buttons to the centre of the dark pink pocket top.... What do you think?

Wednesday, 22 October 2014


This quilt of mine, has been sitting as a flimsy for quite some time.  With a class coming up I decided to finally get it quilted and bound! 

Here is Jellybean

I quilted a lovely roses pattern all over it.
Turned out well.
And, I didn't get a chance to take any pics of the class quilts!