Friday Freebies – Valentines day crafts

Do you feel the love! all you have to do to find a heart template online is type valentines into pinterest! There are endless possibilities for love hearts! Never ending red and pink, love it! I especially love all the mug rugs! Check out these free tutorials, printables and patterns!   Valentines day heart zipper – Craftbits.com Valentines starwars printable – Tips from a typical mom blog Crochet hearts! – Maybe Matilda Bursting heart pillow Blue Susan Makes   Valentine fabric envelopes Craft-o-maniac Valentines frock with gathered neckline – Very Homemade I love you because husbands gift – Super Savings Blog Crepe paper flowers – Creatively Southern […]

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Easy Kid Pockets for T-shirts – Scrap Busting!

Easy-kids-pockets

Plain t-shirts are so inexpensive but so boring. As my boys get older they don’t always want an appliqué on their shirt. Also for some reason they just love pockets! I had a few t-shirts to jazz up and i love the look of  different fabric pockets. The reason i like doing pockets this way is because i hate ironing and folding. With doing pockets this way you can also do cute applique on them or use fusible fleece to make puffy pockets! You’ll need The pattern piece of your choice fabric scraps scissors Sewing machine and thread. Click here […]

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Back to School Series – Library Bag with name tag

My big boy is off to school in February. I’m sad one minute joyful the next!  He is growing up, he will be learning, making friends and finding new interests.   I don’t know if he “needs” this library bag but he saw the fabric and had to have it! (Yep! my boy alright!) So i thought a nice library bag for him and a nice tutorial for you would be just the thing to keep my mind off my kids growing so fast! This library bag has large handles which is great for little kids. it’s so fast and […]

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Secret Santa Scrap Busters

    I’ve been looking for inexpensive, quick sewn scrap buster gifts i can make from pinterest. Lets have a look!  Awesome Scrappy tree ornaments by Stumble & Stitches  – Pin for Later  Stumble & Stitches My cute gift tag I decided to put my secret Santa persons name on the back using t-shirt transfer paper! And use the ornament as a gift tag too. I totally forgot the fleece interfacing because i was in a rush! Does your Secret Santa person love journalling? Bloom and blossom journal cover – Pin it for later Bloom and Blossom           […]

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An introduction

Although this blog has been up since July, i haven’t introduced myself and thought with the make over it may be the perfect time. Hi I’m Alison, author and owner of Lorelei Jayne I’m about to turn 30 and i have two small boys. I work part time at an office job and run my small business in my lunch hour, evenings, weekends and holidays. My family are my world and support me in all that i do and i could not do all this without my husband who exclaims at all my creations and looks after the kids while […]

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What to make for boys

Having two little boys i love to make them clothes and other cool things. My oldest understands i make things, asks me to make him pants or shorts our of fabrics that he picks out at the fabric store. Here’s some things I’ve made for my boys that they loved! CKC Aiden shorts – Free These are my go to shorts for my boys! Love them! Crowns – Fresh designs  I love that these are for boys and girls! perfect addition to the dress up box Inside outside pants – Fishsticks designs I love these pants! they are super comfortable and […]

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Scrap Busting – Quilt Binding

I’ve finally finished my first small quilt and wanted it to be unique and have a lot of colour. I had no extra money to spend on this project as i wasn’t entirely sure I would even do a very good job, being my first quilt. I decided to use plain colours and use up some scraps and what i had in my stash. after the piecing and quilting the binding and thought… nothing will go!!! i decided to use a few pieces (a lot) of the scraps to make the back fit in more with the front as it’s […]

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Work in progress

The title does really explain everything! This website is a work in progress and there is work in progress all the time. I feel often now I’m working 16+ hours a day and with having too children it’s never ending! I’m on the go with the website, organising a photo shoot for June, a Market in July and supply shopping (hard life). I’m adding to Etsy and building up my stock. This weeks sewing includes 1 top for me and as many little girls dresses as i can produce. A few rompers and skirts might be good too! I need […]

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