I am trying hard to embrace Halloween but (and I may surprise a few folks here) I actually hate it. I want to lock my door and hide away from everyone! The whole walk past the houses without a pumpkin seems to get ignored where I live and last year we were still getting callers…… Continue reading Halloween..

Sewing · Tutorials

Clover Bias Binding Ruler

I have to be honest I am super lazy when it comes to making my own binding! My first choice is to buy pre-made, always, even for quilts! Perhaps not the most cost effective and certainly very limiting with regards to fabric choices, but by the time it comes to the binding stage of a…… Continue reading Clover Bias Binding Ruler

Chatter · Sewing

Friday Favourites #2

Can you believe it is Friday again already!? Time for more favourites! I love this picture, look at all that yummy yarn! It is also a reminder that I really must give Punch Needle a go! I was kindly sent some supplies from Clover and I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I think…… Continue reading Friday Favourites #2


Sarah Jane Fabric Swap

I recently took part in a fun swap with fellow fans of fabric designer Sarah Jane. I am often reluctant to take part in swaps, I always worry that I don’t do enough “extras” and if the recipient will like what I have made. It is all very well making something that has been requested…… Continue reading Sarah Jane Fabric Swap


How I got on with fusible batting

My short answer, never ever, ever again! Let me explain…warning, it’s a long one. You might want to grab a cuppa! I have talked on here before about my fear of quilting. Like a lot of quilters I relish the thrill of a new project, the pulling of crisp new fabrics and sewing together what…… Continue reading How I got on with fusible batting


Friday Favourites

I thought it would be fun to restart a weekly feature on Friday of my favourite things that have caught my eye over the week, it has been years since I last did one! I can’t promise it will be a weekly thing, frankly I am not that organised!! But I will aim to make…… Continue reading Friday Favourites


Let’s talk..

Today (10th October) is World Mental Health Day. In my post on this day last year I opened up about my own struggles with my mental health. It is never an easy topic to talk about, not just for me but for most people who struggle. The sad thing is so many people have private…… Continue reading Let’s talk..