applique · handmade gifts · PDF patterns · zipper pouch

Rainbow Appliqué Pouch

Oh how I love pretty fabric, and sweet rainbows. As you can probably guess by now, I love raw edge Appliqué and my latest appliqué pattern was inspired by my need to use a better array of colours in my sewing. Not just my usual pink, aqua and yellow. I’m particularly loving orange and purple… Continue reading Rainbow Appliqué Pouch

applique · drawstring pouch · handmade gifts · PDF patterns

Sweet Apple and Strawberry Dilly Bags

Oh how I love drawstring pouches or dilly bags or whatever you want to call them. I think they must be one of my favourite things to make. I managed to finally make my strawberry and apple appliqué panels into two sweet matching apple and strawberry drawstring pouches. I love the simplicity of Raw edge… Continue reading Sweet Apple and Strawberry Dilly Bags

baby bibs · handmade gifts · pretty patchwork · sewing for baby

To Market, To Market!

I have plenty of unfinished stuff I’m working on now, but when I was prepping for my up coming market at the Bingara Orange Festival, I felt the need to dive into my novelty scraps for a little patchwork therapy and what could be more perfect than some quilt as you go, patchwork baby bibs.… Continue reading To Market, To Market!

baby bibs · handmade gifts · pretty patchwork · sewing for baby

Sweet Handmade Gifts

Every year we have Christmas in July (June this year, since im expecting my second baby soon) with my husband’s family, so it’s the perfect opportunity to make sweet handmade gifts especially for the little ones. Usually there’s a new addition to the family so I find myself making quilts and other handmade goodies for… Continue reading Sweet Handmade Gifts

handmade gifts · mini quilt · Tutorials

Quilt As You Go Mug Rug

Quilt As You Go Mug Rug Tutorial This quilt as you go mug rug is a great way to use up fabric scraps while making something useful in the process. Mug rugs make quick sweet gifts and are a great way to protect your furniture, while enjoying a sweet cup of tea or coffee and… Continue reading Quilt As You Go Mug Rug

PDF patterns · pretty patchwork · Sew Along

For The Love Of Strawberries

Every year over on Instagram Amber Leigh hosts a sew-a-long/swap called the Strawberry Lovers Party, because who doesn't want to celebrate everything about those sweet little red fruits. I'm not sure what it is about us sewing nuts but we seem to go mad about the berries. This year I made a couple of strawberry… Continue reading For The Love Of Strawberries

english paper piecing · pretty patchwork

Tiny Hexies & A Sweet Pouch

After telling myself I’d never sew with hexies (EPP Hexagons) so small, I found myself diving into the world of ½” hexies a couple of weeks ago and let’s just say I love them.  I’ve been inspired to use my overflowing basket of fabric scraps and when I say fabric scraps, I mean even those… Continue reading Tiny Hexies & A Sweet Pouch

handmade gifts · PDF patterns

Rainbow Patch Vinyl Pouch- A New Pattern

Who else loves Vinyl and rainbow Patchwork? If you do your going to love my latest Pattern, The Rainbow Patch Vinyl Pouch. I love making sweet pouches, they’re such a quick and satisfying make and useful at the same time. Great for a quick fix between larger quilting projects or maybe you just love sewing… Continue reading Rainbow Patch Vinyl Pouch- A New Pattern

drawstring pouch · english paper piecing · Tutorials

How To Sew Apple Cores Using My EPP Method

Apple Core EPP 101-Tutorial It’s no secret that two of my most favourite EPP (English paper piecing) shapes are the clamshell and the apple core. Both involve sewing curves and both involve using two different methods. If you’ve always wanted to give apple cores a go but have no idea how to tackle those curves,… Continue reading How To Sew Apple Cores Using My EPP Method

applique · handmade gifts · PDF patterns · Tutorials

Strawberry Button Appliqué Tutorial

Here is a quick tutorial on how to get started on a strawberry and apple button appliqué like I used to make my strawberry and apple pouches. Strawberry Button Appliqué Tutorial Supplies The strawberry and apple appliqué templates which you can find in my Etsy StoreLots of different buttons of the same colour. I used… Continue reading Strawberry Button Appliqué Tutorial