With all of the recent posts on bias binding, and the potholders tutorial to get you started, this Long Arm Oven Mitts pattern is going to be a breeze! I was happy to make up a matching pair and retire my old and very worn oven mitts for good. But … Continue reading →
Feeling like Spring is in the air? Tulips and daffodils starting to brighten up your garden yet? I suppose it depends where you are, but when I lived in the UK I loved to see my garden burst into life this time of year with crocus, and all the spring … Continue reading →
I’ve been making a few throw pillows (cushions if you are British) just recently and been looking for ways to close the back so they are still easily accessible for removing the insert and washing the cover, but I don’t have any long zips right now (and I admit I’ve … Continue reading →
My own makeup bag was in need of some attention. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, hardly ever and a quick look inside my bag reveals congealed mascara, eyeshadow colors that haven’t changed since the early 90’s and some supermarket brand lipsticks. I do have a couple of … Continue reading →
Dare I confess to having never made a table mat in my life? First time for everything!! Especially if it involves using fabric scraps:) It’s surprisingly easy – have a go:) For one mat you will need: Base fabric Batting Scraps of fabric in greens, shimmery see-through fabric, and a … Continue reading →
We can’t deny it, the holiday season is soon upon us. I’m not planning to sew a lot of Christmassy or winter-themed items this year. It’s just not that wintery here in Cayman! That doesn’t mean I don’t want to dot around a few subtle Christmas items around the place, … Continue reading →
This week I had the chance to peruse a review copy of this fun book Stitch ‘n Swap! The book is full of practical tips for organizing a swap, everything from choosing a theme, and putting together a group to setting guidelines and dealing with dropouts. Sew, Give, and Receive. These are the basic … Continue reading →
Halloween is a great time of year to have friends over. Costumes optional, although with some of our friends, it’s sometimes hard to tell! Whether you are having a full-on party, just a few friends over for nibbles or a family dinner, it’s fun to put together a Halloween table … Continue reading →
Did you see the earlier article about the clear project and storage bags I made with the snap tops? These have been very handy for sorting and storing my small sewing supplies. I can quickly see what is in all of the bags without having to open them. Hubby even … Continue reading →
Just in case you missed this, last year I took part in a Halloween sewing blog tour and made this Bargello style reversible table runner. Well, that was a year ago and no doubt there’s a lot of new readers here now so here it is in full again. You … Continue reading →
Babies will soon be popping out everywhere so my sewing for all the new babies continues. There’s one thing I know, when they aren’t sleeping / feeding / screaming, babies are pooping. One of my expecting friends showed me the changing mat she used first time round and just … Continue reading →
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