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. […]

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 […]

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 – 1st package

I have just completed and shipped off my first swap. My swap recipient loves: Pink and Aqua Colourful and Vintage Making Bunting Flags Sewing Craft Anything Handmade So I made her a cosy little needle book – so all her needles would be safe. And it gave  me an excuse to crochet my first African flower. This […]

Pretty Paisley Pin Cushion Tutorial

               I didn’t intend for my second tutorial to be another pin cushion but here is my paisley print inspired shape pin cushion. Any questions please drop me line would love to help you re-create your own. And my first go at a 100% pictorial tute.       […]

SIC – 10th month

A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th , 8th and 9th challenges if you are interested. This font and colour combo caught my eye. My hubby’s friend had a little boy so I decided to make a ‘hello welcome little one’ card. Some burgundy stitching and teal ribbon. Ok the white baby ribbon is upside down but […]