Posts in category craft

ironing pad

ironing pad

I have finally completed my ironing pad. I have had the wood for a while and have been using it with an old towel on top, but I finally said, enough is enough and covered it. If you don’t know what I am talking about then go watch Jenny Doan from Missouri Star show you […]

pop-up iron

pop-up iron

Another tool that I have recently purchased is my pop-up iron. What a godsend this is. You iron and then it pops up on its little feet. When you put your hand on it again it sits down, ready to press.  It saves so much time when quilting. I first saw Jenny Doan using one […]

new sewing machine

new sewing machine

I got myself a new sewing machine. Not sure how that happened. I actually went to buy a new foot for the machine and came home with a brand new Janome 6600P.  I absolutely love it. It has “sew” many features. Here are just a few… It self threads, since my eyes are not what […]

Do I have too many hobbies?

Hi and welcome back to my blog.  It has been a while since I have blogged. Today is my birthday so I thought this is as good a time as any to start again.  I retired (in September) this year and decided to keep my hand in so I have taken up working as a […]

blog share: just paint it

blog share: just paint it

Here is another of my favourite blogs, Just  It.  The link goes to Colleen’s wonderful post on painting vine leaves, but check out the rest of her blog too. She is a wonderful artist who provides easy to follow instructions. Check it out.  

Shoe Lasts

Shoe Lasts

What is a shoe last?  A shoe last is the thing they make shoes on, like a reverse mould.  Mainly they were wooden, but some are plastic. I love the old ones and use them as displays items. I have also altered some.  Time to share. Here is one my daughter did. She beaded the […]

blog share: ruche

blog share: ruche

Check out this awesome light fixture at Ruche.  I love birdcages and  this one is especially gorgeous.  It goes from this: to this: wow! just wow!

stencilled table top ideas

Having done all that I then started to think where I could hang such a thing in my house and found that there was nowhere that it would suit, so I had to change my idea. I have now decided that I will use the same thing and stencil my dining table with it. Here […]

missouri star quilt company quilting ...

I love quilting. I haven’t been a quilter for very long but I did try to make my daughter a quilt about 15 years ago. I never really completed it.  About 6 years ago I decided I wanted to learn so I went to a class where we made a quilt. Unfortunately I didn’t complete […]

my new craft room wants

Having recently purchased my house I am now looking to set up my craft room. See my previous post on planning my craft room.  This will be a few months away as we have a lot of other renovations to do before that room, but a girl can dream.  I have been thinking about having […]

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