A Pink Romper for Princess Peach

  This is the story of a pink romper, and one that has been a glorious joy to make. Who couldn't be happy when sewing something pink, and of all things...a romper. This is such a delicious word...it conjures up such lovely images of childhood in my head! Now I've...

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TGIFF: A 2016 Project Roundup

Hello, and welcome to Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday, the very last one for the year! I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that this year has just flown, and I hope that you've been happy and busy in all the good ways. I have been a very busy little sewing...

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Joy – A Christmas Pillow Tutorial

  Welcome to this quick and easy Christmas pillow tutorial. This pillow has been on my heart to make for a long time. I have a dear friend named 'Joy' and have wanted to make her a pillow with her name on it, as she is Joy by name, and spreads joy by nature. She...

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Classic French Chic Kitchen Set

Today I'd like to share a kitchen set that I made for a friend who is just setting up her first kitchen. Her mother asked me to make this as a surprise for her, so then I had the job of trying to find out what style she liked, without giving anything away. She is a...

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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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