Category: sewing

Quilting for Project Linus

I’ve joined a quilt group and I made my first Project Linus quilt top this weekend:   It needs making into a quilt sandwich, quilting and binding so not finished yet. Here are the fabrics close up: Using fabrics from my stash I used half a metre of the rabbit print, the same in white for […]


Resurrecting projects

We’re in sunny Norfolk for a week (I hope I haven’t jinxed the weather now) and I’ve bought a project to keep me busy: It’ll be turned into Ruby, Pearl & Opal. I originally started it a few years ago for a friends’ 50th birthday present but used white sheeting for the sashing and wasn’t […]


Toddler applecore quilt

AGES ago I started making a quilt for my friends’ daughter. She was two last August and it was intended to be for her birthday.  She finally received it last week:   I had half a meter each of the most beautiful fabrics and wanted to find a design that made the most of them: […]


Returning to crafting

I’m back.  I took a break from blogging as my ankle injury was getting in the way of crafting and the pain was getting me down. I’ve finally got a diagnosis and have scratched the thin layer of cartilage on the Talar Dome (think of a knuckle bone after a dog has had a quick gnaw […]


Belated post

I had planned to post about my trip to the Festival of Quilts last month. The trip was a birthday present from my husband and became a girly trip with a very good friend.  Hotel booked, yarn shop enroute planned, money saved and a shopping list of sorts prepared what could go wrong? A fall […]


A quick explanation

Life has been a bit crazy here recently. I’m finding it hard to find time to sit down and write out a full post so I’ll just summarise it quickly. I got made redundant at the end of February which although not unexpected was a shock. I was lucky enough to get another job 3 […]


2 weeks ago

I made a birthday present for my niece: Pattern: Pink Penguins’ Fabric Basket. Fabric: Various Tanya Whelan prints with Essex Yarn Dyed in Denim for the base. Made for:My 13 year old neice E who will be getting her own room soon. Time taken to:March 5th  – 6th 2013     I really like this little […]


Easter sewing

I’ve not been able to do much sewing recently for reasons I’ll reveal in another post. However I was determined to change that this weekend. I started off on Friday using a Scrap Pack that I’d bought from Simply Solids and tackled a job I’d been putting off for a while, repairing one of our […]


Handmade birthday gifts

  I’ve been absent on here for a bit but it’s due to a busy life rather than anything sinister.  Recently I spoilt another knitter in a birthday swap and really enjoyed planning what to make. I sent to  MummyWright  and ‘stalked’ her to find out what she liked, her favourite colours etc.  She has two […]


New fabrics

I got paid a few days ago and had a little shopping list ready (as I’m sure many of us do every month). Mine was fabric related this month and the results are gorgeous. Last month I bought a Kona shade card from Simply Solids as solid fabrics are something that I REALLY struggle to […]


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