Paper Pieced Pencil Case – Back to School Series

paper pieced pencil case

This paper pieced pencil case (try saying that 10 times) isn’t for my son. This is for me! I’ll use it to hold my crochet hooks instead of pencils. it is designed it for pencils! It’s so adorable and this fabric! I have the whole collection it’s called what a Gem. Lets get this tutorial started! It’s paper piecing at it’s easiest. You can download the pattern HERE You’ll need fabric scraps for the top batting or fusible fleece 5.5″ x 10.5″ 1 piece of outer fabric (the back) 5.5″ x 10.5″ 2 pieces of lining 5.5″ x 10.5″ 1 […]

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My headband round up

I love a good headband on a cute baby! or little girl. Even boys are getting into the action! Here’s a round up of my favourite Headband patterns Rabbit rabbit knotted headbands (buy here)   I love this knotted headband i made from Rabbit rabbit creations pattern. My favourite part is it comes in so many sizes including adults. DIY Headbands (Free) alice & lois design studios on Craftsnob Simple, easy, cute! so quick to make to match any outfit Braided Liberty headbands by Clones and Clowns.com This is a great way to use up fabric scraps! Love Love love it! […]

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Tech Pouch Pattern release

The last few months of working on this sewing pattern has been a huge learning experience. Before starting this pattern I knew very little about digitalising patterns. Now i am ready for something harder!I love making this Tech Pouch. So easy, enjoyable, fun to pick out coordinating fabric too. Sizes pictured are Laptop, iPad mini and phone. It comes with 5 sizes and makes a great quick gift.  Phone – Suited to smart phones iPad mini / E-reader with keyboard Touch style E-reader 10” Tablet 13“-14” Laptop I have released it at an introductory price of $5. If you purchase […]

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Back to School 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 easy […]

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Patterns i love – Hobo Bag by Sweet Pea Totes

I bought this fabric knowing that it would make the perfect bag and perhaps some harem pants too!. I’ve had the Hobo bag pattern by sweet pea totes since September and had no time to make it. I just adore the look of it and it’s also totally suitable for beginners! It only took me a few hours from start to finish! I hate having to cut out many pieces that you do for bags but it’s worth it for the great look of this bag! I used fusible fleece interfacing not flannel. I also used medium interfacing on the inner […]

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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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