Learn something new – mastering my overlocker

February 1, 2015

One of the challenges I have set myself this year is to learn new skills and try new craft techniques. I am rather ashamed to say I have a brand new overlocker sat in its box for several months. To be honest it rather terrifies me, four threads, two needles, lots of knobs, a blade which cuts the fabric as you sew… Somehow it feels very different to…

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January #Remarkable15

January 29, 2015

Have you met Emma and her Photography for Bloggers? She is running a free course for the year on improving your photography “What will you do in 2015 which is remarkable?” I have signed up, and am enjoying taking images that I would have not thought of before. Here are some images prompted by  30 day photo challenge.              …

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Gorgeous upcycled tweed tote

January 28, 2015

This week I am delighted to be guest blogging over at onthecuttingfloor with a tutorial for this gorgeous tweed bag. You know me, how I  love to uypcycle. This bag is created from a tweed pleated skirt, a hundred percent wool. I started by unpicking all the pleats and removing the waist band, its amazing how much fabric is hidden in the pleats This beautifully soft…

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DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock

January 25, 2015

Remedy the lack of clock in the sewing room with a fun DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock. I love this upcycled clock, utilizing clock parts from a clock from a charity shop, using buttons from my stash. Its so quick and easy to make. This is a fun project, how about whipping up some unique Button Clocks as gifts? To make you will need: Clock Parts…

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Noodlehead Tote – Pinterest make

January 20, 2015

One of my New year resolutions this year is to make items I have pinned, after all  I have many fabulous pinned ideas. I fell in love with this bag by Noodlehead last summer when I saw this gorgeous version made by Imagine Gnats.   When my California Sunshine bag died on the way home from the park on Sunday (dropping to the floor with my precious camera in it!)…

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Top sewing tools

January 18, 2015

The last few months I have been introduced to some top sewing tools – “extras” . These are not essential sewing tools but boy am I glad have met you.. My personal top 5 “extra” sewing tools 1 Rotary Cutter Oh my, how did I manage without one??? I love the precise cutting 2 Non slip Quilting Ruler You can’t have a rotary cutter without a quilting ruler.…

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