Posts in category sewing

quilt for my son, a lap sized quilt f...

quilt for my son, a lap sized quilt for a tall boy

Just because I made a quilt for my son-in-law, I figured I should make one for my son.  My son is 6′ 5″ so even though this is quite big it is really a lap quilt for him. Here is the result. I used Moda Modern Background Ink using a Moda Layer Cake and thought […]

ironing pad – a tutorial to mak...

ironing pad – a tutorial to make your own

I have finally completed my ironing pad and today is a tutorial to make your own. Firstly, go to a hardware shop and buy a piece of plywood. I purchased mine from Bunnings and I got one the correct size. Mine is a quite a big ironing pad. You may want to make yours a […]

popup iron – you are definitely...

popup iron – you are definitely going to want one of these

Popup iron anyone? Have you ever seen a popup iron?  I recently purchased one. What a godsend this is. A popup iron is great if you are a quilter or for anyone really.  It works by touch. Turn it on and when you put your hand on it the cute little yellow feet go down […]

Janome 6600P – my new sewing ma...

Janome 6600P – my new sewing machine

I got myself a new Janome sewing machine. Not sure how that happened. I actually went to buy a new foot for my existing machine, which is also a Janome 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 […]

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 […]

aprons

aprons

here are some more aprons i made this weekend. Definitely on a roll!  

Makeup bags

Makeup bags

I have made a few makeup bags, shown below, they are fab or use in your handbag to sort out the clutter of makeup, pens, tissues, bandaids, etc. Great gifts for girlfriends.

Bags

Bags

I have been sewing again, making these great little lunch bags. Perfect for taking your lunch box and book on the train or bus. Just the right size. If you need a lunch bag, then visit my Etsy store.  

Selvedges

Selvedges

While I was in the UK I saw a great cushion made with the selvedges from fabrics. Selvedges are the bit on the side of the fabric. Many times they are printed with words, many have spots of colour on them so you know what colours match the fabric you are buying. I just loved […]

aprons

aprons

I made more aprons this weekend. This time I made some more masculine aprons. I particularly love the moustache fabric I used to create this apron. This is a kiddy one, but I also did a man-sized one. The other apron features kitchen items. Both aprons are in black and white and feature black strapping […]

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