embroidery · Sewing

Time for another embroidered hoop, off with the birds this time with an owl

Since completing my fox embroidery hoop Ive been working on another, this time an owl.  This had more embroidered details on it than the fox due to the front feathered chest section so took me a little longer to put together but am super happy with how it has turned out. To make the hoop I… Continue reading Time for another embroidered hoop, off with the birds this time with an owl

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Christmas chair bows

Make a room even more Christmassy with a Christmas fabric chair bow. Added bonus with these are they are quick and easy to make - perfect when Christmas is getting so close. These were made using the Christmas Birdhouse fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company. The tutorial to make your own is available… Continue reading Christmas chair bows

Sewing · Uncategorized

Cable tidy roll Tutorial – perfect christmas gift make

I made this cable tidy roll tutorial for the Craft Cotton Company using their gorgeous Grayson Fat quarter set.  Perfect for keeping all those unruly cables untangled and in one place so you wont loose any.  This would make an ideal Christmas present for anyone who has lots of cables which like tying themselves together!… Continue reading Cable tidy roll Tutorial – perfect christmas gift make

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Button overload with the christmas presents makes this year! Just a few button cushions….

Each year I tend to follow a theme for my Christmas present makes, from crochet coasters, embroidered cushions and patchwork quilts This year after realising I could no longer ignore the bursting state of my button box I decided to tackle the issue by making some button themed cushion covers for christmas gifts.   the only… Continue reading Button overload with the christmas presents makes this year! Just a few button cushions….

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Time to flutter away with a butterfly drawstring bag….

I recently made a tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company to make a drawstring butterfly bag using their lovely Greyson fat quarter set.  This tutorial is available over on their blog along with lots of other great projects: https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2017/07/18/Butterfly-Drawstring-Bag

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Patchwork door stop sewing tutorial 

I recently put together a tutorial to make a sort stop for The Craft Cotton Company using their lovely Just Bake fat quarter set.  I was fighting a loosing battle against the wind and trying to keep a door open today until I remembered I had recently made this - problem solved! It also reminded… Continue reading Patchwork door stop sewing tutorial 

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Perfect for a little competition – a fun bean bag target game….it’s time to get practising! 

Completely forgot to upload the link to this tutorial last year after gifting it to a friend and not being able to put it up on here until they had received it. Finally dawned on me I had forgotten after playing a game with them at the weekend. Think I need to make another one… Continue reading Perfect for a little competition – a fun bean bag target game….it’s time to get practising! 

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Make your very own herd with this Fabric elephant tutorial…

This sewing tutorial uses the lovely bright colours of The Craft Cotton Company's Indian Garden fabric range.  I love the bright bold colours and patterns of this range, they are perfect for summer. I don't think it's possible to make too many of these, and I think this herd will be growing very soon!  The… Continue reading Make your very own herd with this Fabric elephant tutorial…

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Paisley Bird pillow tutorial

I completed this sewing tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company using their lovely Paisley Bird fabric range. I love the bright colours and the bird detail of these fabrics, they are sure to brighten up any day.  The tutorial to make one is available for free over on The Craft Cotton Company Blog:   https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2017/06/29/Paisley-bird-cushion

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Brighten up any post Christmas blues with these colourful sprocket pillows 

I made these sprocket cushions for the Craft Cotton Company, using their Indian garden fabric range. The colours and patterns in this range are gorgeous and they were perfect for using to make these pillows. I started with the biggest first and to start thought I might have made it a bit too small so… Continue reading Brighten up any post Christmas blues with these colourful sprocket pillows 

Patchwork · Sewing

Patchwork drawstring bag – part 2! 

Since my last patchwork drawstring bag I've been making a bit more progress through the Christmas makes. Am actually getting trough them a bit quicker than I was expecting so am hopeful I might actually get everything finished! I really want one of these bags for myself, but that will have to wait for now!… Continue reading Patchwork drawstring bag – part 2! 

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Patchwork mug cosy and coaster tutorial 

  How cute is this scotty dog fabric by The Craft Cotton Company, I couldn't wait to get started using it when I arrived!  This mug cosy and marching coaster would make the perfect Christmas gift, and will keep drinks both warm and looking fantastic too! The added bonus of these is they are quick… Continue reading Patchwork mug cosy and coaster tutorial 

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Fabric storage boxes tutorial 

These fabric storage boxes are perfect for tidying away all those loose bits and pieces, they also have the added bonus of looking so much better than a plain plastic or cardboard box.   These would make great Christmas gifts, and are ideal for the crafter that you know with the small square boxes being… Continue reading Fabric storage boxes tutorial 

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You know Christmas is getting close when your getting ready to sort out the advent calendar! 

I completed this advent bunting last year for The Craft Cotton Company and had completely forgotten I hadn't uploaded a link for it on here, it was only when I was  sorting through Christmas bits at the weekend I came across it which reminded me to get it uploaded! It also reminded me I better… Continue reading You know Christmas is getting close when your getting ready to sort out the advent calendar! 

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Time for Another Christmas project to make a sneaky appearance…

Following on from my 3D Christmas trees are some little mini stocking cutlery holders. These will be perfect for a Christmas table setting. You could also use these to go on bunting, for putting little sweetie gifts in or anything where you require a cute little stocking.   These were made as part of a… Continue reading Time for Another Christmas project to make a sneaky appearance…

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It’s that time of year again when the Christmas makes are starting, first up are some 3D Christmas trees

I can't believe it's that time again already and it's time to get cracking on with some Christmas makes, it doesn't seem like two minutes ago I was doing last years! I'm a bit behind already this year - not good, so need to get a move on before I run out of time!  First… Continue reading It’s that time of year again when the Christmas makes are starting, first up are some 3D Christmas trees

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

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A flock of Nessie’s is starting to gather around my sewing machine, might explain why they can’t find any in Loch Ness…

A pattern for a Loch Ness monster popped up on my Pinterest feed recently which couldn't of had more perfect timing as a friend of mine was visiting Loch Ness this summer with their little ones who were on a mission to find Nessie.  They were convinced they were going to find her, but as… Continue reading A flock of Nessie’s is starting to gather around my sewing machine, might explain why they can’t find any in Loch Ness…

Patchwork · Quilting · Sewing

New binding challenge completed with this jelly roll quilt! 

 I've had some jelly roll fabric for a little while now and have been wanting to make a quilt with it, but just didn't have time.  Finally I've had a chance to put it together!  I haven't made my own quilt binding before so I went a bit out of my comfort zone on this… Continue reading New binding challenge completed with this jelly roll quilt! 

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!    

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A still bursting scrap stash calls for more scrappy monsters! 

I'm still working my way through my fabric scraps (I think I will be for quite a while too!) and following the success of my previous scrappy monsters I have decided to make a few more. These 2 look very happy with their friends, and I think this little group of monsters will be multiplying very… Continue reading A still bursting scrap stash calls for more scrappy monsters! 

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A drawstring playmat – Perfect for reducing any standing on stray toy incidents and ideal for quick tidying up 

I completed this drawstring Playmat tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company using their lovely balloon fabric. I have seen these about for a while and thought they were a brilliant idea, they make tidying up all those little tiny toy pieces that manage to get everywhere so much easier and anything that reduces the risk… Continue reading A drawstring playmat – Perfect for reducing any standing on stray toy incidents and ideal for quick tidying up 

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Perfect for any diy dads this Father’s Day – a tool roll 

I was asked by the Craft Cotton Company to put something together for Father's Day and as soon as I saw these fabrics I knew they would be perfect. I had the idea of putting together a pattern for a tool roll for all those diy loving dads, giving them a place to keep their… Continue reading Perfect for any diy dads this Father’s Day – a tool roll 

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Continuing on my seemingly endless fabric scraps busting mission – some scrappy monsters! 

I'm still trying to reduce my fabric scraps, my previous make of my appliqué quilt and Easter yo-yo bunny made a slight dent but I still have a long (very long!) way to go before I can declare my scrap busting mission a success! I had an idea the other day to make some fabric… Continue reading Continuing on my seemingly endless fabric scraps busting mission – some scrappy monsters! 

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Father’s Day make idea – drawstring wash bag, I better get cracking on some more ideas before I run out of time! 

This drawstring wash bag is great for keeping everything together in one place, this lovely steam punk fabric by the Craft Cotton Company really makes it stand out too. Added bonus is that you can get this bag made in an evening, I must admit I do love a quick make that can be squeezed… Continue reading Father’s Day make idea – drawstring wash bag, I better get cracking on some more ideas before I run out of time! 

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You can tell I’m excited for summer, slight bit of sun for a few days and I’ve already made sun hats! 

I've had these on my list of things to make for a while but have been waiting for the weather to get a bit warmer and sunnier before doing them, nothing more depressing than a sun hat ready to be worn and it being cloudy and rainy!  I was caught a bit off guard by… Continue reading You can tell I’m excited for summer, slight bit of sun for a few days and I’ve already made sun hats! 

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I can’t wait for the weather to improve so I can get this bunting out to brighten up my garden, I hope I won’t be waiting for too long!

Soon as I saw this bird fabric I knew it would be perfect for some bunting I was wanting to make and I paired it with some yellow and red fabric I had already in my stash. I think I have been a bit overly optimistic with making this so early in preparation for hanging… Continue reading I can’t wait for the weather to improve so I can get this bunting out to brighten up my garden, I hope I won’t be waiting for too long!

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Another Easter make using fabric yoyos, this time it’s an Easter chicken! 

Following on from the yoyo Easter bunny I decided to make an Easter chicken with yoyo dangly legs. Similarly to the bunny this is great for using up all the bits of fabric left over from other craft projects, something which I always seem to have plenty of! I opted for yellows and oranges for… Continue reading Another Easter make using fabric yoyos, this time it’s an Easter chicken! 

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This yo-yo bunny is perfect for Easter and great for using up fabric leftovers

As mentioned in my previous quilt post I always have bits of fabric left over from projects and am currently looking for ways to use them up so they don't go to waste and don't end up taking over my craft cupboard which is starting to become a loosing battle. As Easter is rapidly approaching… Continue reading This yo-yo bunny is perfect for Easter and great for using up fabric leftovers

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Perfect for guarding all the Easter eggs this Easter, a brood of bean bag hens! 

These little bean bag chickens are the perfect addition for Easter. They are ideal for decorating your home - it's impossible to have too many easter decorations about especially cute chickens. These are also great for gifting, along with some chocolate goodies or on their own, either way, they are guaranteed to make people smile.… Continue reading Perfect for guarding all the Easter eggs this Easter, a brood of bean bag hens!