Two years and 3 months after I first started this cross stitch and a year and 3 months behind the sew along I have finished my Into the Jungle! I can’t tell you how satisfying it was to put that final stitch in place! I think this fabric is telling me it wants me to…… Continue reading Into the Jungle SAL – Completed!
I’ve said it many times but sewing is my therapy. My escape, my opportunity to zone out from everything and enjoy what I am doing. I have never been very good at sitting and doing nothing, and of an evening I must have a stitchy project of some sort on the go! I’ve also mentioned…… Continue reading Keep Calm and Cross Stitch
Today I am sharing with you what I made with Liberty’s newest quilting cotton collection for Riley Blake Designs – Flower Show Spring. As soon as I saw the collection I fell in love (although hard not to with Liberty!) and knew straight away whatever I made it had to feature linen and clamshells. I…… Continue reading Liberty Flower Show Spring – Clamshell Tote
When I first laid eyes on Minki Kim’s newest fabric collection “Moments” I was so excited – it had dogs on it!! I knew pretty much instantly I wanted to make a backpack and that the pattern I wanted to use was The London Backpack pattern by LBG Studio. I actually purchased this pattern over…… Continue reading Moments Fabric – London Backpack
The lovely Pouch Wizard that is Aneela Hoey has released another fantastic pattern, and I had the honour of testing it for her. Featuring 6 vinyl pockets this folder like pouch is perfect for keeping all types of supplies organised and tidy. Thanks to the vinyl pockets everything is clear to see once you open…… Continue reading Flip Pocket Folio
If you saw my post on Friday you would have seen a selection of patterns I have found from designers who are supporting Australian Wildlife charities. Well I have wasted no time in getting started and couldn’t wait to stitch up this super cute Koala! It breaks my heart every time I see a picture…… Continue reading With Love Australia
By now I am pretty sure you have heard of the devastating Bush fires that are happening in Australia at the moment, it so heart breaking to see and makes one feel so helpless. How on earth do you stop Mother Nature? These fires are wiping out huge amounts of wildlife, in fact it has…… Continue reading Friday Favourites – Helping Australia through sewing
Last year I took part in a fun Birthday Stitchers Swap. It basically meant on your birthday you received a surprise parcel full of handmade goodies and in return you send a parcel to someone for their birthday. My partner’s birthday was at the end of December and so I thought I’d share what I…… Continue reading Birthday Stitcher’s Swap
I’m not going to lie I am pleased that things are getting back to normal – routine wise. I never been a “fly by the seat of your pants” sort of person, I like to know what I’m doing and when to do it. The school holidays always throw that off balance and each day…… Continue reading Let’s Go Monday!
Happy New Year! I swear it was only the start of 2019 not so long ago, but I guess the calendar doesn’t lie! The end of 2019 and the start of this year (already!) has been difficult, with a cascade of bad news, worry and stress. Why do these things always happen all at once!?…… Continue reading 2019 – A Review