Lavender Angels

This week I have been busy sewing lavender bags which would make¬†perfect Christmas stocking fillers. I have used Lindsay Mason’s gorgeous Holy Night Angel stamp design to decorate them. I stamped the angels using Archival Ink onto some unbleached cotton fabric then coloured with Inktense…

Hillary’s Craft Competition – Having Sew Much Fun!

Last year I took part in the Craft Competition organised by Hillary’s Blinds, and so when I received an invite to take part in this year’s I jumped at the chance! (Click on the banner to be taken to the site):   The lovely people…

Ike’s World Challenges

This time the theme at Ike’s World Challenges is ‘Raining Cats and Dogs’. I have used the amazing Here’s Kitty digi for my project. You can find it here. I printed the image onto paper then added the text with a fineliner. Then I coloured…

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…

Roll Up, Roll Up….

This afternoon I have been sewing again. I found a pattern for a jewellery roll in Cath Kidston’s ‘Make’ book. I used a jazzy Art Gallery print contrasting with a plain lemon, all edged with pink polka dot bias binding. Inside there is a roomy…

Little Blue

Today is my daughter’s birthday, and although she is no longer a little girl, she loves quirky and handmade items so I made her a ragdoll. I used a pattern from a lovely book called ‘We Make Dolls’. The doll is supposed to be Little…

Spectacular Cushion!

Excuse the puns, but this Kokka Echino Glasses fabric from The Makery is quite ‘eye catching’. I picked it up while we were in Bath and (for once!) knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I have to say that this is the…

Always and Forever

Now that Christmas and the New Year celebrations are over, the next date on the crafting calendar (except for family and friends’ birthdays) is St Valentine’s Day. I wanted to make something with a romantic theme that could be kept on display all year round.…

Rosette Brooch (Prototype)

I’ve been wanting to have a go at making some fabric ‘roses’ for a while and finally snatched a bit of time to play around this evening. I had an idea in my mind of what I wanted to achieve and this is quite close…

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…