Cozy Nest Convertible/Reversible Bag Tour – Giveaway

Welcome to my version of the Convertible/Reversible Bag – it is the most complex bag I have ever sewn! I am delighted to be taking part in this blog hop. It includes a discount code for the bag pattern, and a giveaway:)   The pattern is well written, with clear diagrams and instructions guiding you through … Read more

Baby Gifts

A new baby brings me great joy – especially if it’s not me being woken for a feed!! With a much longed for baby arriving a couple of weeks ago I had great pleasure planning and making a new baby gift, and of course a big sister gift:) The tag blanket was so quick and easy to make, and … Read more

Quilt-opedia book review

Quilt-opedia by Laura Jane Taylor Book Review This book equally covers quilting techniques and projects. Split into six chapters each chapter is broken down into bite size chunks on the contents page. This is great for quick reference (as is the index). I am completely new to quilting, I love the fact you can sit down … Read more

Thrifty ways to organise the sewing room..

Welcome to my sewing room, please stay and have a look around:) I am extremely blessed to have a sewing room. When we first bought our home, it had a wonderful 1970’s orange and brown carpet. It was a bit of a nothing room, rarely used except for storage. At six months pregnant with a … Read more

Watkins Star Quilt – Pattern Review

This is my first ever quilt following a pattern…TA DA!!! The pattern is set out as: Supplies required, the 55″ quilt uses nly 7 fat quarters and 1 3/4 yards for background fabric A line coloured drawing is given to show how all the blocks are pieced together Followed by instructions for cutting out and sewing … Read more

Why pattern test??

I’m currently feeling somewhat swamped with lots of gorgeous patterns which I have just tested or am testing.  Why  pattern test?! There are definitely some pro’s to pattern testing. I sign up when I think I will learn something from making the pattern, or because I feel a bond with the designer… not necessarily because … Read more

10 DIY Teacher Gifts – Fabric thank you presents

Here in the UK we are coming up to the end of the school academic year – my daughter has grown massively so I thought it would be fun to create a DIY Fabric Gift for her teacher. As my skills lay with the sewing machine I have rounded up some great simple sewing tutorials – … Read more