666 – The Number of the Beast

The crazy folks at Haunted Design House have come up with a corker of a theme once again, and I have already entered a (light hearted) project into their challenge. I wanted to do something a little bit darker as well and have spent quite…

Patchwork Bag Applique

The next workshop that I have run at Garners Garden Centre sees a break from the needlefelting. I decided to share my love of patchwork and we made this pretty applique bag. We cut paper templates before tacking the printed cotton fabric hexagons to them.…

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…

Goodbye, Good Luck

This week, a lovely work colleague is leaving and I wanted to make her a keepsake gift. I had read about handmade Survival Kits on the internet last year and thought that this would be perfect. I used a tin (from Ikea) and various bits…