Monday, 9 November 2015

Paws the cat

This is a door stop from issue 2 of my magazine, I've seen lots of your projects already, I think this ones going to be popular!

Sunday, 8 November 2015

How to draw the perfect heart

The perfect heart can be quite a tricky shape to draw, so here’s my tip... fold a piece of card in half. Take a small plate, ribbon spool or anything round of the size you want, and place it over the fold. Draw around the curve.
Then take a ruler, and draw a line from the side of the circle to the fold. If you make a short line, you’ll have a fat heart, a longer line will give you a ‘Scandinavian’ shape heart! Simple!


Saturday, 7 November 2015

Supersoft Faux Leather fabric

I've found the most amazingly soft faux leather fabric, it'll be on the web site as soon as it arrives, lovely to work with and you can iron it from the back! I didn't even need to use my Teflon foot to sew it. Bring on the bags!

Friday, 6 November 2015

Sew Inspired magazine issue 2 is out now!

Issue 2 of Sew Inspired is now out! These are a few projects from the magazine,
 hot water bottle cover,
These are the purses on the free cd,

a bit of recycling...

always a smocking project!
And a free pattern!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Zips on a Roll!

I like to use zips on a roll [or continuous zipping] for most of my projects, they are affordable and you can cut as long a zip as you need. Another neat trick is to attach two sliders, one from each end, so that they meet in the middle. Not for dressmaking, but this technique works so well with bags! Particularly like this one...

Here's a quick tutorial to show how to attach the slider to a continuous zip...

Friday, 18 September 2015

Craft awards 2015

I'm so excited to have been nominated for two craft awards this year, Half Yard Christmas for Beat Craft Book and Bags Galore! for Best Craft CD! If you'd like to give me a little tick, here's the link... and thank you in advance!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Quilted covers and cosies

My next book is Quilted Covers and Cosies, simple little item for the home, a beginner will easily be able to make them. Its published in November.