Fiona Folding Wallet by CloBird Designs a review

Karis from CloBird Designs and i have done a Pattern swap. I love that i know awesome designers! I’ve been seeing the Fiona folding wallet all over the internet sewing sites and groups! I have been wanting to make myself a new wallet for a long time because my current Op-shop special is becoming a bit tired. I’ve made wallets before and they have turned out very badly. I think this was due to the lack of stabiliser in the wallets and my inexperience with sewing small fiddly things. *Contains affiliate links The Fiona just looks so professional and cute! The fabrics people […]

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Bag accessories – Friday Freebies

Bag accessories

Looking to add an extra something to your next handbag creation or existing handbags, bags and purses! If you want to buy Handbag patterns i currently have a bundle available as a lower cost. It’s available on my Etsy store or Craftsy  This is going to be GOOD! I adore these easy Tutorials! I hope you love them as much as i do. Bag Organiser – Apartment Therapy, not so much an accessory but you need somewhere to store your bags! Magnetic pen holder and bookmark –  who doesn’t have a journal or pen in their bag? Earbud Case – […]

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Handbags, Fashion and Me

I am not really fashionable at all. I’m a dag (aussie slang) really and just wear what i can afford, is comfortable and suitable for the occasion. I don’t spend hundreds on ANYTHING. Including shoes and handbags. I do like to look good but rarely am i the best dressed in the room. I don’t own anything designer that wasn’t bought from an opshop. I consider myself somewhat frugal. I recently wore a handmade dress to a wedding and felt very comfortable. I don’t tend to spend a lot on clothes and still get some hand me downs from my […]

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Friday Freebies – Scarfs

It’s starting to get colder in Australia and nothing makes an outfit better than a scarf. This list really came from me wanting to make some awesome accessories It’s split into two lists, sewing and Crochet! These tutorials are perfect for beginners and i hope you try them out. Sewing: Linen and Lace Infinity – wildflowers and whimsy Double Gauze Infinity – Imagine Gnats Infinity Nursing Scarf – The Blossoming Bump Upcycle t-shirt into a scarf – Max and Me Designs Simple scarf  – Duck Cloth Crochet: Texture Infinity – Persia Lou Double Crochet Infinity – Delia Creates Lovers Knot Scarf – Amelias Rabbit Arm Knit Wrap Infinity – […]

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Secret Pocket Tutorial – BG Bag – Guest Post

Secret Pocket

I’m so excited to introduce this awesome tutorial! Beverley from Beverley Power Handmade has made her second completely reversible BG bag and it has a secret pocket! I thought it was such an amazing and inventive idea that i had to get her to write this tutorial! Check out Beverley’s page here and follow her on Instagram here!

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Softies – Friday Freebies

I could do 10 of these Friday Freebies for softies alone! So many adorable tutorials out there! I actually have yet to make a doll or softie. I should really get onto that! Behold the Cute!   Little house ornaments – Retro MamaGiraffe – Prints to Polkadots Flying Squirl – Abby Glassenbergs on Wild Olive Littlle dolls – Ginger Melon Dolls Fox with antlers – Imagine Gnats Tag Along Teddy – Betz White on Sew Mama Sew Baby Owl – Homelife I hope we all start sewing some sweet softies for ourselves! I think a Baby owl and a little house would look great on […]

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In love with fabric April 2015

I’ve noticed a lot of my readers like when i tell them about awesome fabric. This is what i’ve spotted in the last few weeks and what i’ll be trying to buy or just looking at lovingly over the next few months! All links below are to Hawthornthreads.com. I’m not affiliated with them but they have a great range! I’ve used this fabric in my BG bag pattern A cloud 9 fabrics called Koi the way of the flowers by Rashida Coleman-hale. It is absolutely stunning i love the colours and the dragonfly’s you almost miss! My prediction for the favourites of […]

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Friday Freebies – Mug Rugs

What is a mug rug? it’s bigger than a coaster but smaller than a placemat. They are awesome for using up all the tiny scraps you have too!I love making them for myself and for gifts!   This is my TFIOS Mug Rug. I love the book and movie so much! I’ve been thinking about making a short tutorial! There are endless design ideas and i hope you get some inspiration by the below free sewing tutorials and patterns. Mug Rug of Scraps – Sew We Quilt Moustache Mug Rug  – Sew Fantastic Tuesday Mug Rug – Sew Happy Geek Scrappy Colour […]

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