Cozy Nest Convertible/Reversible Bag Tour – Giveaway

July 30, 2014

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 step by step. I struggled to visualise how it all…

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Baby Gifts

July 27, 2014

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 after my tidy of the sewing room I knew I…

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Quilt-opedia book review

July 23, 2014

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 and read the book cover to cover or dip in…

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Thrifty ways to organise the sewing room..

July 20, 2014

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 whole house to decorate it was not high on our…

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Watkins Star Quilt – Pattern Review

July 15, 2014

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 each type of block (five different blocks). As this was…

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Why pattern test??

July 13, 2014

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 I like the end product! A big plus for me…

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