Sunday, 2 April 2017

Smocking techniques, bows. A video tutorial.

Thought you may like another smocking tutorial, it's been a while! This is the bows design, my favourite. It's the most time consuming but I think striking technique. Hope you like it!

A helping hand... [or should that be paw?]

Just cant seem to get anything done today...

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Half Yard Vinatge

Here are a few projects from one of my new books, Half Yard Vintage, which is publishing in July but available to pre order on Amazon now, hope you like it!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

A sewing mat for you to make!

Here's another You Tube video, this technique could be used for a table runner, place mats, wall hangings, endless ideas! Enjoy!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Decorated Easter storage pots to make!

I really enjoyed making these decorated pots for Simply Home Made magazine so I thought I'd share them with you.
Paint a plant pot in a pretty pastel colour.

Take three 1" strips of fabric cut on the bias, long enough to wrap around the top of the pot, place them together and sew straight down the centre. Scrub with a scrubbing brush to fray the edges.

 Glue around the top of the pot then add a strip of ribbon.
 Tie a bow, then add a couple of buttons, as I'm gluing I've tied embroidery thread through the holes to make them look hand sewn.
 Glue the bow over the join of the ribbon, add a string of beads for extra decoration.
 They make perfect storage pots for your sewing room!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Bucket Bag project for you to sew!

A simple little bag for you to make, perfect fro storing your notions or crafty goodies!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sewing Circle project

This is an adapted project from my Sewing Room Accessories book, hope you enjoy making it!

Friday, 24 February 2017

My new awards!

I was so thrilled to receive two awards this year, Sewing Designer of the Year and Best Habberdashery/Sewing Range, thank you so much to everyone who voted, I'm still buzzing!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Sew Advent Calendars

My next book will be published in August but is racing up the charts already on pre-order! Available from Amazon, click here!

Sunday, 5 February 2017

You Tube giveaway

I'm giving away 10 of the items I've made on You Tube, just post me a comment and subscribe and you're in the draw!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Half Yard Gifts

Just looking at some spare pictures from my Half Yard Gifts book, these kids had such a fun time that day they didn't realise they were modelling! The projects are the cup cake tea cosy and oven mitt and the scones were delicious!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

You Tube Award

I've received an award from You Tube now I've reached 100,000 subscribers, I'm so proud, this was really unexpected,  thank you to all of you who have subscribed!