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Summer Picnic – Mini Picnic Mat

When a fabric collection is named after one of your favourite past-times then it would simply be rude not to make something picnic related with it! The Summer Picnic collection has been designed by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs. I thought it would be fun to make something for the smallest member of our…… Continue reading Summer Picnic – Mini Picnic Mat

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Retro Stitchery Book Tour

Today is my stop on the Retro Stitchery Book Tour. A wonderful new book by Beverly McCullough, I’m a huge fan of Bev’s work, both her fabric and her embroidery and was so honoured when she invited me to join her tour! You can see what I made with her latest fabric here. The book…… Continue reading Retro Stitchery Book Tour

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Tiny Treaters Fabric – Halloween Dresden Banner

One of my favourite illustrators – Jill Howarth has designed a cute new collection for Riley Blake Designs called Tiny Treaters. Now usually (and I appreciate this may be a little controversial) I am not a fan of Halloween. However the minute I saw the collection, and who it was designed by I had to…… Continue reading Tiny Treaters Fabric – Halloween Dresden Banner

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Stardust Fabric – Granny Pouch

Today I’m sharing what I made with the ever so beautiful fabric – Stardust, designed by Bev McCullough from Flamingo Toes for Riley Blake Designs. When I saw that beautiful large scale floral print, I knew it would make a beautiful slouchy style granny bag. So with the help of one of my Japanese craft…… Continue reading Stardust Fabric – Granny Pouch

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Pattern Parade- Week 4 – I Heart You Bag

It’s week 4 of the Pattern Parade and this week we have been making the very cute I Heart You Bag. I’ve actually had this pattern for a while and have been meaning to make it, so I was excited to give it a go! I started with this sweet Robert Kauffman fabric, I think…… Continue reading Pattern Parade- Week 4 – I Heart You Bag

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EPPic Case

I’ve had the pleasure of testing Sally from Chasing Tigers newest pattern the EPPic Case! Like the name suggests this case is Epic! A perfect case especially designed with, as the name might suggest EPP (English Paper Piecing) in mind, it literally has all the space you need to hold all your supplies. I decided…… Continue reading EPPic Case

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Pattern Parade – Week 3 – Improv Piecing

This week for the Pattern Parade we have been playing around with Improv Piecing. This basically is when the rule book goes out the window and you make up where your fabric goes and how it is placed as you go along, a perfect scrap buster! Improv is not something I’ve really properly attempted, not…… Continue reading Pattern Parade – Week 3 – Improv Piecing

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Unicorn Kingdom – Back to School Supplies

Today I’m sharing what I made with the super cute collection Unicorn Kingdom, designed by Shawn Wallace for Riley Blake Designs. Like most 5 year olds my daughter loves unicorns, so I knew right away who I was making for! In fact I’m not sure I would have been forgiven if I hadn’t! I took…… Continue reading Unicorn Kingdom – Back to School Supplies

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Pattern Parade – Week 2 – Glitta Pouch

This week on the Pattern Parade we are having fun with all the glitter and sparkles! The Glitta Pouch is another fun, easy and super addictive pattern by Laura – Sweet Cinnamon Roses. I’ve been really excited about this pattern – purse making and sparkles! What’s not to love!? I have had this sweet Sarah…… Continue reading Pattern Parade – Week 2 – Glitta Pouch

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Liberty Deco Dance Fabric – Modern Clamshell Quilt

The moment I saw Liberty’s Deco Dance collection a whole of range of feelings and emotions came over me. Excitement of course, lots of love for it, but lastly a slight sadness and yearning too. Let me explain.. It’s all to do with my beautiful Mum. She loved the Art Deco period ( a love…… Continue reading Liberty Deco Dance Fabric – Modern Clamshell Quilt