Gardening in Style

What can you make with a metre of fabric? That’s the £1000 question and the challenge I have chosen to undertake! The fabulous people over at Hillarys Blinds are running their Country Crafts Competition. All the information can be found here.You get to choose from…

Oh Sew Lovely Cards

Another new range from DoCrafts this month is the Oh Sew Lovely collection. With pretty prints and bright colours, this sewing themed set of papers and embellishments is bang on trend. I have made a simple birthday card using large blocks of colour, buttons and…

Christmas Gifts – Lynn

The next gift on the list is for Lynn. Anybody who has met her knows that she is an old romantic (less of the old, I hear her cry!) She is a maker of beautiful wedding stationery, and has a new found love of sewing…

Sew Retro

Today’s crafty project is a sweet little card with a retro sewing theme. The backing paper is from the Papermania Happy Days stack and the stamped mannequin was part of a free cover gift set with Simply Homemade magazine. The bobbin stamp was also in…

Crochet Hook Roll

After my adventures in crochet a couple of weeks ago, (and misplacing my crochet hook mid-project) I thought I’d better organise myself a little better and make a storage roll for my crochet hooks. I perused Pinterest for a while looking at various versions of…

Messenger Bag

Yesterday I decided to get out the sewing machine and have a Crafty Afternoon. I’d bought some lovely fabric the day before and was itching to transform it into a bag. I never seem to have ‘The Right Bag’ – always too small (not enough…

Woodland Cushion

I finally managed to finish my appliqued cushion cover today……yay, another job off the ‘to-do’ list! It is rather beautiful (if I say so myself!) I love the little buttons that I used, they add some extra dimension and colour. I still have a couple…

Applique Cushion cover

I promised you some pictures of the cushion cover I started last week, so here they are: I have cut felt tree and leaf shapes, then pinned them in place, before sewing them on with embroidery silks. I know it isn’t finished yet, but it…

This Could Be The Start Of Something Big…

As I didn’t really make any New Year’s resolutions this year, I have decided to start a long-term, on-going project. Having messed about with patchwork last year, I have embarked on a patchwork quilt! It may be a double quilt, it may be a single…

Deck the halls……with mini bunting

Well today is the 25th……of November, and with one month to go until THE BIG DAY, I decided to get into the festive spirit and make the mini felt bunting I wanted for my Christmas tree this year. So, With Christmas 24 playing cheesy American…