Patterns, Sewing

Snapping at the pens – a crocodile pencil roll

I wanted to make a pencil roll as part of a gift, but wanted to make something a little bit different. After a few sketches and quite a few rejected ideas I settled on a crocodile theme (I also had another idea and have a feeling that may pop up on here soon too!). I… Continue reading Snapping at the pens – a crocodile pencil roll

Patterns, Sewing

Swimming out of the craft pile – a fish drawstring bag!

I wanted to make a drawstring bag as a gift, but wanted to make something a little bit different to usual, so while thinking few some ideas I came to think about the possibility of making something ocean themed and from that I came to the decision to make a fish themed drawstring bag. I… Continue reading Swimming out of the craft pile – a fish drawstring bag!

Patterns, Sewing

Halloween pumpkin bunting

Time is flying by and it wont be long until Halloween is here, with that in mind it was time I got cracking and finished off some halloween makes!. I have been needing some new halloween bunting so set about making some Halloween themed bunting. When it comes to Halloween I think a traditional pumpkin… Continue reading Halloween pumpkin bunting

Christmas, Patterns, Sewing

Christmas tree bunting

While making some fabric Christmas tree decorations recently (after a ridiculously long break from the previous Christmas tree makes) I suddenly realised that the smaller tree decorations would be perfect to make some bunting with. So with that in mind I got making a few extra Christmas trees so I could attach them to some… Continue reading Christmas tree bunting

Patterns, Sewing

Fabric tree decorations – take two!

Since making my Christmas tree decorations two years ago (how 2 years have gone by since making them is crazy!) I have been meaning to make a few more, but rather than doing them the same as the previous trees I wanted to make them a little smaller so I could use them for tags… Continue reading Fabric tree decorations – take two!

Patterns, Sewing

Appliqué Hexagon Patchwork Cushion Tutorial

Time for some patchwork - it’s been way too long since I did some patchwork so after receiving some fat quarters from The Craft Cotton Company I decided it was about time I did some! I had an idea in mind to do something with hexagon shapes but also wanted to do something a little… Continue reading Appliqué Hexagon Patchwork Cushion Tutorial

Patterns, Sewing

Crocodile Storage Case

I received the ‘Everglades’ fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company and soon as I saw the crocodile design I had an idea to make something crocodile themed. I always need storage for stationary and especially for crochet hooks as I leave them all over the place and then wonder why I can’t find… Continue reading Crocodile Storage Case

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If it can be done with paper why not fabric….folded fabric bookmarks

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

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When you cant get to the beach, bring the beach huts to you! Applique embroidery hoop beach huts

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

Patterns, Sewing

WIP Projects are getting out of hand – time to sew more bags to contain them all!

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!