Listed are the posts for February 2011.

Learning to quilt

When I got my sewing machine for my birthday last year I really wanted to learn how to quilt but didn’t know where to start. Until a trip to my local Scrapstore with my art loving daughter revealed a cheap source of ‘upcycled’ fabrics. So I decided to play with the techniques and had a […]

>Boxing Clever

>On my travels around the internet I came across a pattern that I had to make as it seemed very simple yet so clever. I was aiming for a box 3 1/2″ tall so adjusted the formula to suit. My first attempt using scrap fabric wasn’t too successful as I made the outer sleeve too […]

>A few knitted stitches

>are being done here amongst the sewing. Toe up, two at a time socks This photo was taken at the weekend and they have grown since then. The yarn is Knit Picks ‘Essential Tweed’ in Plum which I think is discontinued now. It came from deep in my stash and was a present from my […]


>When I first got my sewing machine last year for my birthday I really wanted to sew but to be honest I didn’t really know where to start. I’d had a crafty weekend with Arianwen a couple of years before & made a Simple Tote from Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter and also a very […]

>Which one would you like?

>This post is for Arianwen but I’d also love to hear what other readers think. I’ve been playing with my sewing machine and some ‘upcycled’ heavy weight upholstery fabrics recently & couldn’t resist trying the Door Stop pattern from Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter: green fabric door stop or this one? yellow fabric door stop […]