Ellory Bag Pattern Review

Introducing the Ellory Bag by Cozy Nest Design. One of the reasons I enjoy pattern testing is that I stretch my skills, this bag sure did. It was one of those occasions when I just made silly error after silly error. I started off feeling chuffed. As suggested I marked out the pattern pieces on the interfacing, … 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

Pink Peony Pattern – Free Bag Pattern

I have to admit this has to be my favourite free bag pattern. The Pink Peony Bag is quick to make, taking approximately an hour including cutting out. It’s perfect for beginners, as a beautiful bag which is simple to make. As always with Charmed Liebling the pattern is easy to follow. I have already made four. … Read more

Sunday Catch up

Hows your week been? At the beginning of the week we had gorgeous weather. This inspired me to search out a project I started last autumn – a patchwork rug. With the help of a long  extension lead I had a most enjoyable afternoon sewing the patchwork pieces outside. The children had a great time trying … Read more

California Sunshine Bag‏

      I’ve been busy pattern testing for Charmed Liebling, this time for a ladies shoulder bag. My gut instinct was that I would be keeping the bag for myself, so I raided my wardrobe, there’s nothing quite like a recycled bag!   I just love this olive green, which goes perfectly with a pair of shoes … Read more