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. ┬áThe table runner will add a bright and fun centre…… Continue reading Santa Claus Lane Fabric – Pull Bang Pop Pillow

Shop talk

Thanking You – A Little Discount

I am aware that over the next few days we are all going to be overwhelmed and bombarded with sales and special offers, so apologies for adding to that! However I would like to thank you all for your love, support and kindness this year. It has not been an easy one for any of…… Continue reading Thanking You – A Little Discount


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


Strawberry Lovers Party – Finch Bucket Bag

Who doesn’t love a strawberry!? Especially when it’s fabric, at least that way you’re guaranteed sweetness no matter the time of year! You may or may not know that I’m not the best at keeping up with “Sew-Alongs”. I’m usually pretty late to the party, only starting when it is finishing up. However when my…… Continue reading Strawberry Lovers Party – Finch Bucket Bag