Mini Fun Fair – Cushions and Softies

A few weeks ago I was really delighted to be asked by Melanie McNeice of Melly&Me to sew some samples with her new line Mini Fun Fair, for the Fall Quilt Market in Houston. This is Melly's first line with Aussie fabric house Ella Blue, and it is just gorgeous. As...

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Quilt Petite – A Retro 30s Childsmile Project

Today I'm sharing the Quilted Notice Board that I've made from Sedef Imer's book Quilt Petite. To say this book is amazing is an understatement! It's rare that I ooh and ahh over every project in a book, but this book did the trick. From the very first glimpse I had...

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Amigurumi Doll – Charlie the Bunny

Just in time for the Christmas season, I'm very excited to share with you my latest amigurumi creation. Meet Wynne's big sister, Charlie the Bunny.   She's a larger version of Wynne, crocheted with a 5mm hook, and much chunkier yarn. The nice result of this is...

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Wrapped in Love – Our Special Friendship Quilt

This story starts several months ago. One of my friends over on Instagram, whom I admire and respect greatly for all of her efforts to our crafty community, mentioned almost in passing that she'd had a brush with cancer. I'm talking of course, about Lisa from A...

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Tutorial: Patchwork Teddy Bib

Hello, and welcome! Today I'm sharing the tutorial for this cute Patchwork Teddy Bib that I originally showed you last week here...so let's get started! I recommend reading right through before you begin 🙂   Gather your supplies: Pattern 12 in square (30 cm)...

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Animal Pals Snack Mat and Teddy Bib

Sometimes I really forget to appreciate the beauty that is all around, and am too busy rush, rush, rushing on to the next thing. So the other day, while I was doing just that, I was hurrying to wrap a present that we wanted to get in the mail, and my daughter pulled...

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Beeety Sheeep and Toby Teddy

Hooley dooley...I'm a Great Aunt!! If this doesn't make me feel old, not much will these days! So I'd like to share with you my special little creations that I've made for my new grand-nephew Toby...a cute amigurumi sheep, and a monogrammed pillow, so he'll never...

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Drawing with Thread – Sewing Illustrations

It seems as if the 'drawing with thread' craze is sweeping the sewing world at the moment. This is a largely due to an amazing new book just published by the talented duo Minki Kim and Kristin Esser called Sew Illustrated. It involves taking an image, be it a...

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Crossroads QAL: Intersection Block

I've been playing catch-up again with these blocks, but none the less, enjoyed the roller coaster process that is patchwork...Sometimes when I'm in the middle of it all, getting bamboozled by all the tiny pieces, I ask myself, why am I doing this? But when it's...

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Squeezeframe Appliqued Flower Glasses Case

I had a request recently, for a squeeze frame glasses case...this was a new project for me, as I'd never used these frames before. They are essentially two flexible strips of metal joined at either end with a watch pin (or at least that is my summation of them). I...

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Announcing the Wynne Bunny Winner

Welcome back today for the announcement of the winner of the Wynne bunny! I'd like to sincerely thank everyone who entered for their support and encouragement...I'm so excited that you love my bunnies so much! I would really love to be able to give one away to each...

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WIN a Wynne Bunny: Introducing Wynne

This story begins with my passion for Liberty fabric, a new love for amigurumi, and then meeting Martina and Narelle of Ava&Neve, who are so passionate about Liberty that they have their own Liberty fabric store. I knew that I wanted to develop a special little...

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Apple Farm Pot Holders

A few weeks ago Sedef of the lovely blog Downgrapevinelane and I finally managed to coordinate our schedules and get together for the first time. We had a lovely day chatting about our shared loves of fabric and design, and Sedef being the sweetie that she is, shared...

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TGIFF: Triangular Quilted Pillow Tutorial

Hello! And welcome to Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday! Thankyou for stopping by today... A few months ago, I designed this pillow for a friend's new grandson. It's a really simple design, but a great way to showcase some favourite picture prints, and certainly not...

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