Patterns · Sewing

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

Patterns · Sewing

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

Keep your eggs safe with a bunny ears tote bag – complete with fluffy tail!

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!

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!

Patterns · Sewing

A little wall of hearts for Valentine’s Day with a heart wall hanging

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

Patterns · Sewing

Keeping the summertime feeling going with some summery bird bunting

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

Patchwork · Patterns · Sewing

Hedgehog Patchwork Cushion Tutorial

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

Patchwork · Quilting · Sewing

Patchwork fan block quilt

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

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Take a journey out into space with a space themed wall hanging

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

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But of floral fabric fun with a reversible bag and woven cushion

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

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A few triangles later a folded star cushion emerged….

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….

Patterns · Sewing

Mosaic patchwork cushion tutorial

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

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Camel soft toy tutorial – don’t think it’s possible to have too many camels!

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!

Patchwork · Quilting · Sewing

Bambi fabric mini tumbling blocks quilt

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

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Some bright sprocket pillows to brighten up the cold weather!

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!

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More bees are buzzing in with this sewing case

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

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Buzzing in to brighten up the dark cold days is an embroidered bee hoop

I've really enjoyed making the fox and owl embroidery hoops recently and after receiving one of The Craft Cotton Company sewing bee fat quarter sets (white) I knew it would be perfect for making another. I opted to use the grey fat quarter as I thought it would provide the best background and drew up… Continue reading Buzzing in to brighten up the dark cold days is an embroidered bee hoop

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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

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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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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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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 

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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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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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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!