Tuesday, 31 December 2013

cosmetic bag tutorial

A simple little bag that's perfect for using up scraps of fabric...

Zipped tote bag tutorial

I've has so many requests for a tutorial on a zipped tote bag, so I've spent the day making this, hope you like it! And a Happy New Year!

Alfie having another sing song!

Yes, he's singing again!

Sunday, 29 December 2013

My Pin Cushions book is published!

My pin cushions e book has just been published! There's the mannequin, cathedral window, smocked, watch, ring, tea cup, chicken, picture frame, glam, biscornu and loads more, many with video which is the beauty of an e book! Enjoy!

click here to go to the Vivebooks web site

Friday, 27 December 2013

My tidy sewing room... and a new machine!

One of the sewing magazines want to do an article on my sewing room, this is as tidy as I could ,ake it! Took me hours... still can't find anything...

And note the new addition... a lovely little Pfaff Passport!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

New Fabric

Kims just put some new fabric on www.thimblelane.co.uk, it's from the new Clarke and Clarke collection and I'm going to make cushion covers and curtains!

My pinboard

This is my pinboard, right next to my sewing machine, with ideas, photos, things that make me smile and things I don't want to lose!

Home Make Me Happy

This is a project I donated to a charity book called 'Home Make Me Happy', 100% of the profits go to the Princes Trust, my project is a reversible bag, slightly different to the one I posted on You Tube. The book is full of recipes and crafty ideas, and has raised over £1700 since launching. Take a look at www.homemakemehappy.co.uk.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Fabric gift wrap

I made this simple fabric gift wrap for a friend's birthday present...

1 fat quarter of fabric made into a square, then the same in a lining fabric. The box my present was in measured about 4" square. [it was a candle...] 

Right sides together, sew all the way round leaving a gap of about 3" for turning.
Turn the right side out and press. [No need to sew the opening closed]
Top stitch all the way around.

Fold the corners over by two or three inches and sew, leaving a 'tunnel' about 1" wide.

Thread ribbon through the corners and when you draw it up little petals appear on top of the present!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Link for pin cushions e book

Here you go...pin cushions should be out in January but is available to pre-order...

Tablet case You Tube project

Just popped this on on You Tube, I love the colours of the greys and lace... and quite as simple project too!