Christmas, Craft, Patterns, Sewing

Time for the Christmas makes to start…… First up is a fabric tree ornament

The last few months have been filled with Halloween makes and now that Halloween is finished for this year its time to move on to probably my most manic time of the year. I always have more ideas for things I want to make for Christmas than I ever get chance to make, and I… Continue reading Time for the Christmas makes to start…… First up is a fabric tree ornament

Craft, halloween, Sewing

Fabric Halloween Pumpkins….

Pumpkins are a must have at Halloween and I don't think you could ever have too many of these cute little fabric ones... Materials Orange fabric 50x50 cm (18 cm diameter circle, 28 cm diameter) Black net fabric 20x20 cm (18cm diameter) Sewing thread ⁃ Orange ⁃ Black Pins Toy stuffing Scissors Needle Buttons -… Continue reading Fabric Halloween Pumpkins….

Craft, Patterns, Sewing

With spring approaching it’s time to get making some spring chickens!

With spring sneaking up on me I decided it was time to get making some spring themed makes so I wouldn’t get behind (Like normal) and end up making things in a panic at the last minute. First up are some drawstring chicken bags. I used a pattern I put together for The Craft Cotton… Continue reading With spring approaching it’s time to get making some spring chickens!

Craft, Patterns, Sewing

Time to organise my fabric stash with some fabric storage baskets

I’ve been needing to organise my fabric for a while now - every time I open the cupboard it’s in I have to be quick to get what I want and get out again before it all falls out! I decided it was time to get it organised and soon realised I needed some more… Continue reading Time to organise my fabric stash with some fabric storage baskets

Craft, Sewing

Bright and flowery iPad case tutorial

I recently completed an iPad case tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company using their new lovely floral sketches fat quarter set. I added on a pocket for storing a USB cable - no excuse for misplacing them with one of these cases!  Link to this free tutorial and many more on their blog:  http://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2016/09/27/IPad-Case

Craft, Sewing

A huge help for pattern cutting and made only with fabric scraps, these pattern weights are a must have that I wish I had made sooner!    

I've been meaning to make some pattern weights for a while now and just haven't got around to doing them. Now that I have got them made I wish I had got them made sooner - they are absolutely brilliant for holding patterns in place while cutting out without having to mess around with pins… Continue reading A huge help for pattern cutting and made only with fabric scraps, these pattern weights are a must have that I wish I had made sooner!    

Craft, Patchwork

A drawstring bottle bag, a solution for me to put bottle gifts in this year rather than fighting with a piece of paper!

I always have problems wrapping up bottles as gifts, although to be honest anything that isn't a square box tends to give me problems! I can never get the paper to look right without it tearing a few times and rather than just buying a paper bottle bag I thought I would make one.  I… Continue reading A drawstring bottle bag, a solution for me to put bottle gifts in this year rather than fighting with a piece of paper!

Craft, Uncategorized

Jumping in just in time for the colder weather is a frog woolly hat!

Im glad I have managed to get some time to get this frog hat made, the colder weather is starting to creep in and it won't be long before I will be needing a hat to keep the chill at bay!  I saw this frog in Vanessa Mooncie's book Crocheted animal hats and it stood… Continue reading Jumping in just in time for the colder weather is a frog woolly hat!

Craft, Sewing

Almost time to go pick a pumpkin, until then here are some fabric ones! 

I have seen quite a few fabric pumpkins on my Pinterest feed lately and really wanted to make some for Halloween. It was only while rummaging through my craft drawer yesterday looking for some wool when I suddenly realised I still had some orange and green The Craft Cotton Company fabric left over from when… Continue reading Almost time to go pick a pumpkin, until then here are some fabric ones! 

Craft, Crochet, Uncategorized

Cackle cackle cackle ….. it’s time for some witches hats

Halloween wouldn't be complete without some cackling witches lurking about, so I thought of doing these witches hat decorations, it should keep people on their toes - you never know when the witch might come cackling back to get it! You could do these as big or as small as you wanted, I opted to… Continue reading Cackle cackle cackle ….. it’s time for some witches hats