Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Here he is again...

I was working on some bedroom projects for another book, and somebody thought the set looked quite comfy...

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Ideal Home Christmas Show

Well I have to say I really enjoyed my half hour demonstration at Earls Court on Wednesday, the organisers contacted me and asked if I could demonstrate something Christmassy, I couldn't carry my sewing machine on the train so I opted for Santa bunting, which didn't actually involve sewing! There were quite a few people there and I had lots of comments after the demo which was nice. Earls court was decorated with snow and lots of suspended Christmas trees, with an ice rink in the centre. Really quite stunning. Hopefully next year I'll be able to attend more days!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Pin Cushions e book

This e book I'm really excited about, there are 15 lovely pin cushions for you to make, many with video instruction. Get your glue guns ready!

It should be published by the end of Jan next year, I'll let you know if it's any sooner!

My favourite is the tea cup...

Free motion Christmas trees draught excluder

Take the width of the door, and cut a strip of fabric this length by 8" wide. Cut two strips.

Cut out 6 or 7 triangles of green fabric, they don't have to be perfect! Use repositionable fabric adhesive to secure them in place, Crafters Companion Stick and Spray is good.

Add little pots underneath each tree, again, random patterns and sizes work well.

Using the free motion embroidery foot on your machine, sew around each tree three or four times, taking the stitches down to the pots.

  Add a few buttons for baubles!

 Sew the front of the draught excluder to the back, leaving one end open for stuffing. Turn the right side out, stuff with lots of wadding, and hand sew the open end closed.

And here's another idea for the tree!