Chatter · Sewing

Shop Update: Kindle Cases

For those who follow my Facebook page will have seen that there has been some new items in the form of Kindle Cases in the shop. Now I know I originally said that they would be no more but a girl is allowed to change her mind… right?

I have adapted the design and so the new kindle cases have no flap, this mainly came about from road testing the case, I found the flap got in the way if you needed to put the Kindle away quickly, for example being called out in a waiting room to be seen. I also think it looks neater and less fussy.

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The closure now is a piece of elastic and a cute button. I will be making and listing more so keep an eye out.

So what do you think? I would love any feedback in the comments.

In other shop news I am in the process of booking some craft fairs including… dare I say it… Christmas craft fairs  and once I have confirmations I will post the dates up on here. It’s crazy how quickly this year is going, August is just around the corner. It feels like if you blink for too long life passes you by.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to send my thoughts and condolences to the families of the victims of MH17. I can’t imagine the pain you are going through, such a tragic situation.


Inspiration · Sewing

Friday Favourites – Dress Patterns

I’ve mentioned in previous posts about my desire to learn to how to make a dress. I’ve still been a bit to scared to give it a go and have been sticking to my hexagons and sewing things for the shop. Really what I’m looking for is a pattern that is super simple to get me started, but being a beginner it’s hard to know what would be easy. Yesterday I spent rather a long time poring over patterns on the website Plush Addict,  I have only recently come across this website and am yet to buy anything from them, but boy do they have a lot of nice things.

I thought I would share with you 5 of my favourite patterns I came across.

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You can find them all here. Does anyone know of a super simple pattern I can have try with?

I hope you are managing to keep cool in this insanely hot weather.

Happy Friday



Birthday girl

Happy birthday

So today is my birthday, and I’m another year older… boo hoo.  I don’t like this getting older malarkey! Anyway to celebrate I’m having a little sale in the shop. happy birthday I’m off now to fill myself with cake and chocolate, oh and a delightful afternoon tea this afternoon :) Birthday’s aren’t so bad after all! :) birthday


Chatter · Photography

A day at the seaside

On Monday we celebrated hubbie’s birthday by going to the seaside for the day. It was made even more exciting because it was Louie’s first time at the beach.


What else is to be done but have a Mr Whippy ice cream and Louie got to have one too, his first one.!

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I think he liked it! Then it was time to go for his first swim!DSC_0052He was a little unsure, so I lead him out on his leash, and then when I let him off, he was off! And we couldn’t stop him, he had a great time!


I’ve never seen him run so fast or for so long, he looked so happy. He was completely exhausted when we got home bless him.

beach huts

Love the bright colours of these beach huts.

On the way home, we just by accident passed a fabric shop that I have shopped online from, and even though it was hubbie’s birthday he let me go and have a look!

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I tried to be quick as I promised, but look at all this fabric, this only some of it! I don’t think I’ve seen so much fabric in one place, I was in heaven. It would have been rude not to be in such a shop and not make a purchase, so I happily obliged and bought myself some goodies :)

All in all a good day was had by all, and I even caught the sun a little!

Photography · Sewing

Hello July!

I can’t quite believe we are in July already! It’s birthday month for hub and I and summer is here at last. July sure is my favourite month!

I came across something that looks like it’s going to be great fun and is right up my street. It’s a photo a day challenge which takes place each month and is the brain child of Aussie mum and blogger Chantelle, of Fat Mum Slim.

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As you can see each day is allocated a theme and all you need to do is to take a photo using the prompt as inspiration. You post the pictures on Instagram using the tag #fmsphotoaday. For more information look here.  This clever lady has also just released what looks like a really lovely photo app, but sadly for me it’s for iphones only and as I have an android I will have to wait in hope she will do a version for us android users. You can find all the details on her fab blog.

The challenge looks like it’s going to be great fun and I’m looking forward to trying to come up with something for each day. Its been quite cool looking through the tag and seeing other peoples interpretation of the prompt.

As you can see today is ‘red and white’, Chantelle saying the inspiration behind this is it’s Canada day today!

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My interpretation of it. Not the best quality but it was taken on my phone. Follow me here to see my progress.

I’ve been working on my hexagons a lot lately, it’s so addicting! I’ve made quite good progress, as you can see!

I have just 7 more flowers to make and then it’ll be time to sew it all together! Exciting! I’m right on track to get this quilt top completed by the end of the World Cup. I love the rainbow of colours! It’s going to be a very colourful quilt!