I was making some folded paper bookmarks recently and while making them was thinking - ‘these would look good using fabric, I wonder if it would work’. The idea stayed with me for a few days and I decided it wasn’t going to so away so I would have to try it out - so… Continue reading If it can be done with paper why not fabric….folded fabric bookmarks
I received some lovely fabric from The Craft Cotton Company - the 'Under The Sea' fat quarter set and after singing the 'under the sea' song from little mermaid in my head for about 20minutes I suddenly had an idea on what the fabric would be perfect for. I love seeing all the different coloured… Continue reading When you cant get to the beach, bring the beach huts to you! Applique embroidery hoop beach huts
I’ve been struggling to focus on my projects lately which has resulted in two things, one - hardly anything has been completed, and two - a ridiculous number of new projects have been started! I try to keep each project in a separate bag as otherwise they all get knotted together and I loose bits… Continue reading WIP Projects are getting out of hand – time to sew more bags to contain them all!
I wanted to make another Buzzing Around Corner to Corner Crochet Cushion but rather than just having the same matching front and back I decided to put a fabric back onto the crochet front piece. After having a look in my stash I found some fabric which couldn’t have been more suitable - some bee… Continue reading Another Bee Cushion Is Buzzing It’s Way From The Craft Pile
I wanted to make a bag for putting some Easter eggs in and wanted to do something a bit different to a plain tote bag, then I had an idea of using bunny ears instead of normal handles and a bunny handle tote bag was born! Once I had got the bag made I knew… Continue reading Keep your eggs safe with a bunny ears tote bag – complete with fluffy tail!
After making some spring themed drawstring bags I decided to keep on going with the spring themed makes and make some more Bunny rabbits with secret storage pouch. I only managed to make one of these last year while putting together a tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company and have had them on my to… Continue reading Spring makes continue with some bouncy rabbits
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!
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
Now that this has been gifted I can finally share this appliqué Jura whisky picture that I put together. I couldn't believe my luck when I looked in my small bits of fabric box and I found the perfect fabric colours for making the bottle and a thistle fabric which was just what I was… Continue reading Appliqué Picture For A Whisky Lover
With Valentine's Day just around the corner it's time to start bringing out all the hearts!, and this year I've put together a new decoration to create a little wall of hearts. I put together this heart themed wall hanging using fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and the tutorial to make one is now… Continue reading A little wall of hearts for Valentine’s Day with a heart wall hanging
Now this make has been gifted I can now share it without spoiling any surprises! I wasn't too sure how this make would turn out as I started with a very rough sketch of a highland cow sat on some fields and from that free-hand cut out different shapes of fabric and sewed them onto… Continue reading Great way to use up leftover fabric scraps – Highland cow applique picture
I think we could all do with a bit more love around and this cushion adds just that little bit more to a room. Its would also be a perfect gift for Valentines day which is sneaking up on us. I received some fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and the light greys and… Continue reading There can never be too much love – add even more with a love cushion
I've had a craft bag full of half finished Christmas makes for what seems like forever - it's been gradually getting fuller over the last few months and I haven't actually managed to get much finished as I keep starting more presents! Finally I have managed to get a make finished and ready to be… Continue reading Finally Starting To Make Progress With Christmas Makes! Cross Stitch Treat Pockets Are Finally Ready!
I received some gorgeous fabric from The Craft Cotton Company which was perfect for making some summery bunting. Instead of doing triangles I made a bird shaped design with some felt and button details - I love being able to mix in different fabrics and accessories on a make. The tutorial to make these is… Continue reading Keeping the summertime feeling going with some summery bird bunting
I received some lovely summer ice lolly fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and wanted to make some summery bunting using it, I didn't want to just do triangular bunting with this so decided to go a bit different and make some kite shaped bunting - perfect for flying happily in the breeze this summer.… Continue reading All Set To Be Flying Happily In The Breeze……Some Kite Bunting
I wanted to make a hedgehog design on a cushion and decided that by using some patchwork triangles I could add some more texture to the cushion, and lots of triangles later and the hedgehog was completed! Think I might make another hedgehog cushion in the shape of a larger hedgehog and patchwork triangles on… Continue reading Hedgehog Patchwork Cushion Tutorial
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
Its that time of year where it all gets a little manic as I realise theres not long left for me to finish off all my Christmas present makes, no mater how early I start I always seem to end up at this stage with me looking at the calendar wondering if I will actually… Continue reading Fabric Christmas Tree Decorations
After making some teddy camels a little while back I had the idea of making some more but this time rather than just a singular teddy I would make one camel which a couple of little camels could fit in. I used fabric from the Moroccan Bazzar range by The Craft Cotton Company. For these… Continue reading Something a little random (but very cute) a couple of camels!
I received some lovely Japanese Florals fabric by The Craft Cotton Company and decided to do a fan block quilt. I must admit was a little daunted about all the curves - I don't think I have ever sewn so may curved edges before, however, I made sure I took my time (I'm terrible for… Continue reading Patchwork fan block quilt
I've had the idea for a flamingo cushion for a while now and when I received some Essential Trends fat quarters in pink by The Craft Cotton Company I knew they would be perfect for making one with. It was great fun putting this cushion together and I have kept him sat on my craft… Continue reading This flamingo cushion will always stand out from the crowd!
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
Don't think it's possible to have too many flowers so this English Garden fabric by The Craft Cotton Company was perfect for me to get making with! I decided on two different makes which combined used 1 jelly roll and 1 fat quarter set. I was a bit worried about problems I might encounter with… Continue reading But of floral fabric fun with a reversible bag and woven cushion
I've been looking at folded star/pine burr quilt designs for a little while now and have been wanting to see if I could make one. I received some gorgeous floral fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and decided it was now or never and would give it a try by making a cushion cover. I… Continue reading A few triangles later a folded star cushion emerged….
Following on from camel bunting, sprocket cushions and camel toys I also used the Moroccan Bazaar fabric by The Craft Cotton Company to make a mosaic effect patchwork cushion. I would have loved to make a quilt in this pattern but it would have taken me much longer than the time I had, especially since… Continue reading Mosaic patchwork cushion tutorial
Following on from my camel bunting I also made some soft toy camels! On these I used buttons for the eyes and also made a tail out of the same fabric rather than use embroidery thread/ribbon. I couldn't decide which way round to do the legs so opted to do them different ways on each… Continue reading Camel soft toy tutorial – don’t think it’s possible to have too many camels!
Following on from making the sprocket cushions using The Craft Cotton Company Moroccan Bazaar fabric range I also made some camel bunting - I wasn't too sure of i could get it to work out as I wanted but after a few goes of different camel shapes and layouts I managed to get it… Continue reading Camel bunting tutorial
When I saw this Bambi fabric by The Craft Cotton Company I knew it would be perfect for making a quilt, I have been looking at doing a tumbling block pattern on a quilt for a while now and decided now was time to give it a go! I have always stayed clear of the… Continue reading Bambi fabric mini tumbling blocks quilt
I recently received some gorgeous Moroccan Bazaar fabric from The Craft Cotton Company - the bright colours and patterns definitely brightened up my day with all the cold, wet and dark weather! I made some sprocket cushions along with a few other items that you will see popping up over the next few weeks! The… Continue reading Some bright sprocket pillows to brighten up the cold weather!
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