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Easter Egg Hunt Fabric – Hexie Basket and Egg Hunt Bunting (Free Pattern)

I don’t know about you but I am quite happy to swiftly move away from Christmas and New Year and turn my thoughts onto my favourite time of year – Easter and Spring! Never more than this year has Spring seemed more hopeful. By then, (hopefully!) this awful virus will be under control, more people…… Continue reading Easter Egg Hunt Fabric – Hexie Basket and Egg Hunt Bunting (Free Pattern)


Rose and Violet’s Garden – Clamshell Granny Bag

Today I’m sharing the beautiful collection Rose & Violet’s Garden from Riley Blake Designs by mum and daughter design team “Miss Rose Sister Violet”. This is such a beautiful collection, perfect for those who love vintage, pastel and dreamy styles; it’s no secret this is me! All the pretty motifs were begging to be fussy…… Continue reading Rose and Violet’s Garden – Clamshell Granny Bag


GRL PWR Fabric – Bette Bag for Riley Blake Designs

Today on the blog it’s all about Girl Power! I have had a lot of fun playing with GRL PWR fabric from new designer to Riley Blake Amber Kemp-Gerstel aka Damask Love. This collection is Amber’s second for RBD and I love it! Slightly different to my usual subtle, pastel, floral choices, it was a…… Continue reading GRL PWR Fabric – Bette Bag for Riley Blake Designs


Santa Claus Lane Fabric – Pull Bang Pop Pillow

My lovely friend Sally – @chasing.tigers has released a fab new pattern just in time for Christmas and I had the great fortune of receiving an early version of it. Pull Bang Pop is a fun and easy patchwork project to celebrate the festive season. Β The table runner will add a bright and fun centre…… Continue reading Santa Claus Lane Fabric – Pull Bang Pop Pillow


From the Heart Fabric – Valentine’s Pillow

Today I am sharing the project I’ve made with Riley Blake Design’s From the Heart collection designed by Sandy Gervais. It’s hard not to feel the love in the air when playing with these fabrics. I’m a sucker for a heart and these made me wish it was Valentines already – at least we would…… Continue reading From the Heart Fabric – Valentine’s Pillow


Home Sweet Home Book Tour

The lovely and ever so talented Helen Phillips has just released a new book – Home Sweet Home Sewing, and I have had the wonderful privilege to receive an advanced copy from the publisher Tuva Publishing. Today is my turn on the book tour to share with you what I have made. The book is…… Continue reading Home Sweet Home Book Tour


Tale as Old as Time

I’ve already written about my love for Beauty and the Beast and the wonderful collection by Riley Blake Designs. (Click here if you missed it!). You may have also read about my Beauty and the Beast cross stitch I had started. Well fresh off the hoop, here it is! Seriously though, how cute is this!?…… Continue reading Tale as Old as Time


September round-up

My, don’t the days go quick!? I had fully intended for this to be written and published by at least the 2nd of October, but somehow we are on the 6th already! September was a busy and slightly emotional month, what with Mabel starting school and turning 5! Despite that I did manage to squeeze…… Continue reading September round-up


Slow stitching

Most of this week has been about taking things slow, drinking tea and cross stitching. Going slow is not something I’m particularly good at, but for my mental and physical health it’s what I’m doing. I’ve been working on various cross stitch projects at the moment, simply as there is nothing more I feel like…… Continue reading Slow stitching


Idyllic Fabric – Hudson Bag

I’ve had the absolute pleasure of playing with the oh so stunning collection – Idyllic by Minki Kim, her newest collection for Riley Blake Designs. I can’t express enough how much I love it! I decided to make a Hudson Bag, which is a new pattern by Sallie Tomato. As soon as I saw the…… Continue reading Idyllic Fabric – Hudson Bag