flying like a feather [+free pattern]

I am going through a little embroidery addiction at the moment. Signing up for mini hoop swaps, participating in the February stitch-a-day challenge, buying kits at op shops and creating gifts. I wanted to create hoop wall art for my niece’s birthday. I also wanted to show case an inspirational quote and some pretty stitches. […]

Blog Hop: Modern Folk Embroidery

I am so excited to share with you today:  * my first blog hop post * Nancy Nicholson’s delightful book – Modern Folk Embroidery * my take on the cuff bracelet I love the benefits of Instagram. The wonderful supportive like minded people you e-meet [although I have met some a wonderful group of ladies in real-life […]

Craft a rainbow

How excited was I when I opened the [Craft and Quilt Fair] Craft Fair Friend [the fair’s mini mag] to see that Cecile Franconie would be at the fair. I have been admiring her creations on her blog for years. So here is my recap on a wonderfully inspiring day at the fair. I was lucky […]

I can’t believe I won

Back in April I stumbled across a competition on Instagram. A post by Brother Australia, makers of sewing machines, printers but most importantly the ScanNCut machine. The competition involved creating a piece for your craft space based on one of the 12 projects Brother had collated. I liked the look of the one. The 3 […]

Hand-stitched Hoops

The Craft and Quilt Fair [Sydney] ran from June 17 – 21. I went along on the Sunday, with my neighbour and also met up with a new craft friend I met at a recent wedding I attended. I didn’t buy much except for some bias binding, loads and loads of metres in various colours […]

a cute clothesline

So I recently participated in my first Instagram swap, Aussie Hoop Swap. The brief: the swap is to create a hoop for your partner no limit to how small or large your hoop can be your hoop will need to be made with fabric and thread [no chalkboards or mdf] it will need to be […]

handmade swap – 4th package

The details I received for my 4th swap partner were: Favourite Colours: blues purples pinks Decorating Style: country Favourite Things to Make:  soft toys waldorf inspired dolls/toys Hobbies, Passions: learning to needle felt right now Children: boy 23 boy 12 girl 5 girl 4 So I see a pattern is emerging, that I tend to […]

Handmade [Christmas] Swap – 3rd package

My third package has been sent. This is what my lovely recipient likes: Favourite Colours: Blue Decorating Style: Bright or Vintage Favourite Things to Make:  Quilts Childrens Clothes Hobbies, Passions: Sewing Crochet Teaching And this is what I came up with: Some blue, felt, hand embroidered Christmas decorations. With blue ribbon, and grey felt backing, ready […]

Handmade Swap – 2nd package

My second package has been sent. I since received I lovely call from my recipient to say she loved everything and no I didn’t go overboard with all the black and white 😉 This is what my lovely recipient likes: Favourite Colours:  Purple Black White Decorating Style: Contemporary Favourite Things to Make:  Toys Mats Hobbies, Passions:  […]