Now I have got my sewing Christmas makes (Trees, Stockings) out of the way I have been able to focus on finishing some of the embroidery makes I have been working on over the last few months. First one completed is a embroidered flowers embroidery hoop. The pattern is one I put together using a… Continue reading Slowly making progress on the Christmas makes – next up a Embroidered flower embroidery hoop.
Continuing on from my Christmas Tree makes are these mini stockings, these are great for putting little presents into and they can easily by personalised by sewing a name onto them. I made these using Christmas Birdhouse fabric by The Craft Cotton Company. To make a stocking: Cut out a paper template the size you… Continue reading Christmas Mini Stockings
Add a bit of a Christmas theme to your storage with these Elf storage baskets. These Elf baskets came from an idea I had for gifting this year as I thought they would be perfect for putting a gift inside such as sweets or any other loose items - rather than a basket hamper you… Continue reading Crochet elf storage baskets
Since making my tumbling blocks pineapple blanket and cushion I have had a few more tumbling projects in the works and the first out is this heart cushion. I added some textures to the heart blocks with some bobbles to make them really stand out from the background and give a textured feel and opted… Continue reading Tumbling blocks crochet heart cushion
When I first saw the Star Gazer fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company I knew straight away what to make with it - an appliqué wall hanging, the fabric colours and patterns were perfect. I opted to have a space rocket travelling through a star filled space surrounded by planets and stars and… Continue reading Take a journey out into space with a space themed wall hanging
I loved using The Craft Cotton Company Sewing Bumblebee fabric on my bee embroidery hoop, and after seeing the spilt pins print in the Sewing Bumblebee fat quarter set (Navy) knew I had to make a sewing case for keeping all those loose needles and pins in from a project. It was perfect for the… Continue reading More bees are buzzing in with this sewing case
I have had an idea for some embroidered hoops for a while now and have finally had a chance to sit down and draw up the patterns and start getting them made. They have come together surprisingly quickly as I thought it would take a lot longer to do the stitching, this is a… Continue reading Time for some embroidered hoop making adventures, into the woodland first with this very cute fox
I had an idea to make some apple coasters a long time ago, way way back when I made some apple tags, but I had completely forgotten about this until recently when I came across some green wool in my stash which was the same colour as these previous tags. I wasn't going to wait… Continue reading Fruity crochet Apple coasters pattern
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!
I really enjoyed making my frog hat from Vanessa Mooncie's crocheted animal hats book and wanted to make a few more as Christmas gifts for friends. I managed to find a little time Inbetween some quilts I am making (and that are starting to take over!) to make a leopard one - this took me… Continue reading Following in the leaps of the frog hat, sneaking in is a very cute leopard one
My friend absolutely loved the case I made for her for her iPad (along with many of my other friends who have now put in a request for one to be made for their birthdays!) and asked if I could make one for her dad for Father's Day, no problem I said, the only catch… Continue reading It all started when I made a iPad case as a gift, now the requests are coming in! This one is a great one for Father’s Day
I know it's only been a few months since Christmas but I have so many makes I do for Christmas I have to start planning early! I have been thinking about what to focus on this year as last year I seemed to focus on sets of crochet coasters and cross stitch cushions for people -… Continue reading From the year of the coasters and cushions to the year of the quilts!