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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Quick Window Covering – Tutorial

The neighbours house got knocked down and with it, all the lush plants and trees growing on the property which acted as the perfect screen between our laundry and their house. Now the far away neighbours can see right in! Don’t you love the collection on the sill, soaker’s, floor cleaner, measuring cup, a bobby pin (of course) coins and a tiny teddy (thanks kids!) I have had very little time to make house stuff (curtains and cushions) and totally no time to choose a fabric and pick a type of curtain AND it’s a laundry, nothing special needed. Searched […]

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Friday Freebies – Appliqué designs

It’s so easy to get started with appliqué, I’ve used so many cute designs to hide stains on t-shirts, and patch holes in jeans! They are becoming very popular on Little girls dresses at the moment. I thought i would show you these awesome free tutorials that i found and use! Cute Fox – Positively Splendid Flower Garden Pillow – Don’t Look Know Vintage Camera applique – Little Blue Boo Cute Bunny – Cherry and Cinnamon Sweet owl  – The Sweet life Bunny Shirt – The Girl inspired I really love using appliqué on t-shirts and dresses! I’m teaching my self to […]

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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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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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My Essential Sewing Tools

I’m loving trying out lots of new items while sewing and crafting. Recently i have been pushing myself to try new patterns and tools. I’ve made a list of some of my “gadgets” as i like to call them, that are essential in my sewing space! These save me so much time and money!   Investing in a Large spool holder or double spool holder has saved me money. I currently have a single and plan on buying a double. I use 3 colours constantly, Baby pink, white and black. I use over locking thread on this spool in my […]

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