Create pants out of t-shirts

June 24, 2014

Do you have lots of old t-shirts kicking around? Are you thrifty, and/or hate fabric going to landfill? This pattern is for you!! Create pants/knickers for your girls from age 3-14 with the one pattern. Big Girls Briefs Pattern Review I was delighted to recently pattern test for Serger Pepper, particularly as you can easily upcycle old t shirts into some handy knickers for your…

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Embroidered Tweed Bag

June 22, 2014

Remember my giving thanks post from a couple of weeks ago? All that lovely fabric… I have decided to make a thank you embroidered tweed bag for Ann. It may not be winter but it seems completely appropriate to make her a tweed bag out of the fabrics she kindly gave me. I picked out this lovely grey, with subtle hints of other colours. Branching…

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20 Jam Jar Tombola Ideas

June 19, 2014

Each year my daughter’s school have a Jam Jar Tombola for the children. Naturally, the kids are just mega keen on gaining a jar full of sweeties but I like to add a twist. After all, it’s far more fun to win one of my random ideas, right?   Twenty Thrifty Jam Jar Tombola Ideas   Bathroom gifts Bath Bombs Lemon Sugar Scrub Bath salts Body…

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Boxy Overnight Bag

June 16, 2014

This week I have joined Sweet Bee Buzzings Sew a Long for a Boxy Bag, resized to create an overnight bag. The aim to make a bag similar to this one. I decided to size it up to create an overnight bag for my daughter. As she doesn’t have such a bag I guessed the finished size, hoping it would be suitable for her PJ’s,…

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Feeling blessed

June 8, 2014

This week I am counting my blessings. I have been passed on crafting supplies from a variety of sources… There’s a certain thrill in receiving a bag like this and wondering what it holds. I was very delighted to discover amongst other goodies a button box. Anyone else just love having a looking through someone’s else’s once treasured buttons – there’s no knowing the stories…

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Pattern Review Simplicity 1797

June 3, 2014

I have recently joined a Facebook page Stitch Once, Rip Twice, the members agree a sewing challenge every couple of months. I joined the group at challenge no six, to sew a simple dress. As a teenager I was fortunate to have a great needlework teacher who taught me how to follow dress patterns. I remember some of her sayings, only buy a pattern where it…

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