Friday, 4 February 2011


So this is the second swart I took part in on CO+K and the first time I was a vet. I made a hand-pieced hexagon quilt, a needle case, a cushion and 2 small fabric boxes for bobbins and threads etc - really handy next to the sewing machine! It was really fun making these items and have become addicted to swapping :P It's amazing to think that the items I made will be sent to someone possibly on the other side of the world who will then use it, look at it, love it (hopefully!). You also get to know other crafters and a bit about crafting in their area, how they first got into sewing, what  they like making most. The whole idea of this is awesome (:.  Soon I want to take part in a traditional swap with a special theme :)

Thursday, 23 December 2010

My First Quilt!

Okay so I finally managed to finish my first "quilt" which is tiny so is now a wall hanging :P  It's  32cm x 32cm and I used the mini charm packs from The Cotton Patch. I sketched loads of different designs until I finally settled on this one. I know it's not perfect and that it could be neater, the fabrics could be arranged better, etc etc but I like it :) The next one will be better (I hope :P).
P.S. it is a little wonky....adds to the character of it ;)

Saturday, 11 December 2010

The Beauty of Cut Out + Keep

CO+K is one of my favourite craft websites ever. Incase you don't know it's an online community where you can post how-tos, versions and your own projects, there are boards, a blog and much much more - definately recommend you to check it out :) Anyway, this pencil roll up is based on the pencil roll up how-to from there :) ( )I made it for a friend using some fabric I had dyed myself and some lace :)

Saturday, 13 November 2010

A Heart Within A Heart

So I saw a lot of anatomical designs of heart, lungs, skulls you name it and decided to somehow incorporate it into the black messenger I was making. I randomly came up with the idea of  a heart within a heart partly because I love embroidering hearts (the cartoon type :P) and because at first it was hard to tell that it was ment to be  a heart (I hope you can tell now). I was also into the whole embroidering thing so I added the little robot on the inside pocket to make you smile when you look inside the bag :)  I thought it still looked a bit boring from the outside so added the ribbon on the strap. I had been wanted to try doing something different with my straps  for a while and think I like it :).

Monday, 1 November 2010

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

The End of the Summer...

So its getting rainier and colder; the summer has come to an end, and what a good one it has been :). Full of sewingy adventures :D. Okay so the local sewing shop had a huge sale on all the leftover summer fabric so I got what I could, and this is the result. I love how the cream bag turned out, especially the handle, it was my first goat using the plastic tubing from U-handbag, an amazing blog and shop (so go check it out :P) It's comfy to hold, flexible but yet still firm enough to support the bag and contents. The bag has a zippy pocket inside and a wide gusset. The second bag is more of an oversized pouch/clutch with a little matching make up bag to go with it. I was tentative about using the two fabrics together, not being able to make my mind up if they go or not, but now I think it was the right decision :D. Let me know what you think :)

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Baggy Goodness

So sorry that I havn't blogged in a good 2 months (shocking isn't it?!) but it's been the summer holidays and I've been away for most of them :). I have been busy making bags though, a lot of them which I will show you over the coming weeks :P Right now I am excitedly awaiting a package from The Cotton Patch containing metres of fabric delights :D They will turn into bag goodyness, however I did ordere two mini charm packs (first ever!! :D) in an attempt to kick start my quilting experiences again :P I thought the chances of it going wrong and slighlty smaller if I can be sure the fabric has atleast been cut properly :P We will see how it goes...(maybe you will even catch a glimpse ;)) On another note, there will soon ( I promise!!) be a tutorial up! Wahey!! (btw that is IKEA fabric and I love it! <3)