A is for apple, B is for bowl

Fruit Bowl – spaghetti yarn pattern Finished size: 9 cm x 30 cm [3 ½ in x 12 in] Materials: Spaghetti yarn [I used Lincraft brand] Crochet hook: size 10 mm [USA size P] Scissors Marker Abbreviations: ch= chain, sc = single crochet st=stitch rnd=round Notes: American crochet abbreviations used {sc [USA] = dc [UK/Australian] […]

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The Creative Exchange – part 2

So today I want to share what I sent my recipient as part of The Creative Exchange – read here for the background to the exchange and as promised a little treat. My first ‘downloadable’ and a quick tutorial on how to make one of the items included in my package. My recipient is an illustrator, […]

Warping wire – swirling strips – a tutorial

In my last post I wrote about how a floral wire art inspired me to come up with a floral design in quilling. So instead of warping wire I swirled some strips of paper and created a flower. This is how I did it. 1. I used cream and brown 5mm / 3/16 inch quilling […]

SIC – 13th month

I completed my challenge – ok, this last month and issue took a little longer than usual. Yes, Better Homes and Garden magazine has 13 issues in a year. This issue had a great bread feature and I wanted to have a go at the lavash bread. The recipe looked easy enough. And it was. […]

We often take wine…

..when we are invited to friends for lunch or dinner so I thought I would make some fabric coasters as a hostess gift. I used my Accuquilt hexagon dies to cut 12 hexies. I then made a paper template slightly smaller then hexies. I used this template to iron the edges neatly. Kept one side […]

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.       […]

My first tute & free pattern!

I have been wanting to do this for a while and now understand why I have put it off. You need to note down all the details, remember to take photos at every step and hope that the project turns out ok. I have been wanting to write a tutorial that is. My inspiration came […]