Another tick off the list

I stumbled across this pattern a few weeks ago and thought ‘why how useful! I need to make me one of those!’ I have business cards tucked all over the place, library cards on the notice board, various membership cards in drawers and pockets all over the house. I did have anyway… not anymore! When […]

Creative Quilting coming soon…

I just received a sneaky peak of the cover of creative quilting which is available to buy soon. I have two quilts in this but am proud to see one of them made the cover! I love it. I sent these quilts off to the magazine months ago now and am now looking forward to […]

It’s coming! It’s coming!

I have had so many requests for a pattern for my changing bag that I have been feeling guilty for a while now that I havn’t got round to it. This was the set I made for the final of the Moda Bake Shop ‘Sliced’ competition last year. I am sorry to everyone has asked […]

Impulsive sewing treats!

Yesterday I did some impulse buying in the fabric shop! I know this is nothing new to many sewists but I am in the rare category that doesn’t stash much. I’m usually a purpose buyer. But I have been clogged up with sewing ‘jobs’ recently and haven’t been fussed much about doing anything creative. I […]

A lesson learnt on pre washing!

I recently made my most favourite DIY wardrobe item, this lace version of the rose t shirt by Melly sews. And on the first wash I only went and bloody shrank it! I am really very cross with myself and a little gutted. Its still wearable, just, but it has lost its style and I […]

Two new lovely shiny publications out now…

These 2 fabulous magazines, are out now, and I recommend you buy them! But then I would as they both feature a project written by me! Creative bag making, a sequel to Creative handbags, is a special edition and contains 18 original patterns. My contribution to the list is this cute and girly rucksack pattern […]

Making myself a new wardrobe!

Ok. I may have got a bit carried away now! A week ago I made my first ever clothing item. It was the rose t shirt my Melly sews. I have now made 4 versions of it. Yes. Four! I no longer need the instructions! So after the purple one I made a black version […]

Giveaway – Modern Quilting Sampler class

The lovely Annie from The Village Haberdashery is hosting a fabulous giveaway for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day. The Village Haberdashery provides a one-stop shop for the modern crafter with a delightful selection of fabric, yarn, haberdashery and trims. Classes are now being offered which range from knitting to quilting and to celebrate this […]

Tutorial – Doily scatter cushion

I went a bit mad on e-bay recently and bought loads of vintage doilies – just because! I bought one, then looked for more and bid on a few more and a week or so later I had about 35 of them in all different sizes! I originally had a thought to translate some of […]