Which Fabric?

I adore fabric, it’s so nice to go into my local fabric store and look at the pretty fabrics and touch the different textures. As we all do, i start to wonder, what could i make this with that cotton?, maybe a lovely top from that rayon and a great dress with that sateen. Mostly it goes into the STASH! But how do you know what to use for what project? Before starting a project or pattern, Read the pattern carefully as they indicate what fabrics are best suited. Feel the fabric. think about the weight and use of the […]

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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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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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Catch up – Sneak Peak!

I feel like i’m behind and playing catch up. I’m super busy with so much going on. This Sunday is the start of market season for me! We will be at the Perth Home Grown Market in the city from 11am – 4pm. We also have the Guildford Heritage Festival on the 29th of March. We will also be at the Ladybird Markets at the Rosemount hotel in North Perth on the 12th of April! It’s crazy town here! I’ve been busy sewing for that and also i’ve been getting my BG Bag sewing pattern ready for release. I am […]

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Friday Freebies – Cute Cushion Tutorials part 1

Cushions are such an inexpensive way to dress up your living room and lounge room. layer them on you bed and it looks super inviting! I made this part one of this list which i can tell will just keep growing! I just love all the cushion tutorials and there are so many! Heart collector pillow – Miss Lovie creations Simple Speedy and stuffed cushion  – the happy housie Peek-a-boo Bunting cushion – acuppaandacatchup (Adorable!) Hello spring Strippy pillow   – Quilting in the rain Land of nod inspired floor cushion – Living with punks (so comfy!) Toddler pillowcase to cushion – Lorelei Jayne […]

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Friday Freebies – Bags

Do you know how crazy i am about handbags, bags, purses, pouches, pencil cases and wallets… I AM TOTALLY NUTS about them all! I love making them, designing them, choosing the cute fabrics! ohhh yeah! I’ve chosen some free tutorials i love! I have tried a few of them and the rest are on my to do list! Enjoy looking at the pretties!   Chic Denim bag – Roca and company Zaaberry bag – Zaaberry Book bag – The Gawkry The reversible bag very purple person Diana Hobo – think Liz Little Girl Bag – Lorelei Jayne (me) Oh i just love them! I will […]

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