After my recent attempt at quilting and all the adventures, failures and very steep learning curve that went into making a baby quilt, I decided for my next expectant friend, a different approach was in order. Pinterest to the rescue for inspiration and I came across this tutorial for a … Continue reading →
With 3 friends expecting happy events shortly, I’m concentrating some of my sewing time for sewing for the little ones. Today, making handmade baby toys. Don’t we always joke that if you buy a child a toy, it spends more time playing with the box than with what’s inside. Somewhere … Continue reading →
Did you see the owl applique I made following the instructions and pattern as one of the projects in the Fun with Fusible Applique course? He was destined to become a nursery pillow, nothing ‘too cutesy’ by request, but still colorful and fun. But so far he’s just on a … Continue reading →
Did you see the mesh lingerie bags I sewed? I had bought a yard of the mesh fabric and even after several bags, I still had a good size piece left over. What to do? Well I thought about the properties of the mesh fabric. It’s pretty hard wearing, its … Continue reading →
My monthly sewing contribution to Little House Living is this gathering apron. What’s a gathering apron? I had the same question when I was asked to design one. Basically it’s an apron you wear out in the garden to allow you to collect produce. This one keeps your hands free … Continue reading →
Want to keep everything ship-shape as you go to the beach or the pool? This handy tote bag has lots of great features and optional extras to keep your organised. It also has a handy expanding feature to keep the bag trim when you don’t carry much, and expand it … Continue reading →
Today, a free pattern with a difference – there’s no pattern! Well, and it’s not actually free. Other than that – it’s a free pattern! What on earth am I talking about? Well, I’m not making any sense because I’m just over-the-top-super-excited. You see, I made my own fabric and … Continue reading →
This week, something bad happened to my sunglasses. Oops. They were floating around in my bag while it was briefly raining and next time I took them out, the lense was broken. That’s the second pair this month I’ve broken. And don’t talk to me about reading glasses – even … Continue reading →
I heard that everything nautical was in fashion this year. Nautical has always been one of my favorite styles in art, decor and sometimes clothes too. If that makes me fashionable, it will be the first time in about 25 years! They say everything comes around again if you wait … Continue reading →
I’m so excited because a friend of mine is having a baby! That might not usually be such an event, but here in the Cayman Islands, we all have to have a work permit to be able to live here, and children usually aren’t allowed on your visa except … Continue reading →
I’m taking the Craftsy Class, Design your Own Handbag, so I’m all about bags this month, and we’ll go from this Teeny Tiny Mini bag for your keyring, through the handy ‘Make It Yours’ clutch bag pattern and all the way up to the Carry All Bag to be released … Continue reading →
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