Sunday, 5 July 2015

stitching folder

Lots of sample sewing being done around here, though yesterday while at The Cherry Shed with my stitching buddies, I dragged out the project I started working on last time I went (way back in Jan!).  I only managed to get one block done yesterday, but did plenty of cutting, and today I finished the cutting out on that particular project.  Hopefully I can work on this when I get some 'machine' time....

Back to what I wanted to share, a finished project - a shop sample.  I recently had a trade table at a Friendship Day in Punchbowl and managed to get this done in time.  I cut out a heap of kits and they all sold pretty quick!  Its no wonder, this project but the lovely Gail Pan is beautiful!  I have more kits available now, all featuring fabric like the original - in Gail's pretty fabrics.

Inside, this is what it looks like:
I really enjoyed making this.  Love the shade of Cottage Garden Threads too.  You can see the kits available HERE.

Friday, 26 June 2015


Hand knitted socks.... is there anything nicer?!  These are SO nice, and easy to knit up to, even for a basic knitter like me - though I couldn't work out the Kitchener Stitch and just cast off, then sewed up.


Thursday, 25 June 2015

Another mini

Here is the other mini I whipped up. This time, it is a mini!  I had a vision, but after I made the blocks, I layed them down.... I realised the end one on the right was a little odd! 

A re-design, and I came up with this:
Ta da!!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


I like to swap and change crafts around.  I have recently made a couple of crocheted cowls, using some beautiful DMC Woolly yarn I have in stock, it takes about 1 1/2 balls.  The pink one is on display in the shop (and I have shared here before), the orange one is for me.  I have the free pattern, and give it away with every ball purchased, and its proving popular.

The orange is a lovely shade, not very bright.
Love the pink one too!
Its surprising how warm it is. 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Dumpling Pouch

My version of the Dumpling Pouch.  Not very successful!  There are some wobbly bits on the zipper part.  I must get around to making another.....

I love how you bind the inside.  Gives a nice finish.
Want the free tutorial? HERE it is.

Monday, 22 June 2015

My Little Star

I have had this quilt together for what seems like AGES, and it was only just over a week ago that I decided to finish it up!  All that was left to do was to quilt around the star, and star block.  This quilt is so easy and quick to make.  Perfect for a new baby. It is backed with Shannon's Minky, and no wadding! 

Here is a close up of the applique and stitchery feature.
I should have given it a nice press!!
I have kits available for this quilt, it includes everything:  Pattern, Fabrics, Minky, DMC threads and heat n bond.  Plus, all the top fabrics are cut to size - apart from the feature block, which you will need to trim down after you do the stitchery and applique.  Click HERE for more details.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Gifts given

Early in May, it was my lovely friend, Lynda's Birthday!  I was assigned to be her gift giver, and I had a lovely time choosing her gifts!
I had no wrapping paper (again!  I must get some LOL), and decided to sew up her gift.  I love this idea.... I was going to attach a un-picker to the outside with ribbon, but I didn't have any mini ones.

I don't seem to have a pic of the other little gifts I sent, only the hand-made items.
These 3 were made from some Fig Tree Quilts scraps I had.  A Thumb Pincushion, a needle-case, and a triangle pouch designed by Lisa.