Sweet Iced Donuts

It’s no secret I love a good simple appliqué pattern. Something that can add a little extra lift to a project and customise it in so many ways without any hard to grasp techniques or too many fancy fabrics. It was one of the first ever sewing ventures I tried and fell in love with.Continue reading “Sweet Iced Donuts”

Happy Scrappy Coasters

If you’ve been following my Instagram account, last month you will see I started a #scrapbasketchallenge as my scrap basket is stuffed to the max and overflowing. So, I decided to give her some breathing room, every month I plan to challenge myself to make one project entirely from my scraps.  Last month I sharedContinue reading “Happy Scrappy Coasters”

The Patchwork Snap Pouch

I love pouches and they are a go to make. I never get sick of sewing them, they’re fun, can be customised in so many ways, and not to mention are super useful too and make the best gifts. Pouches are something everyone of all ages can use one way or another and for manyContinue reading “The Patchwork Snap Pouch”

How To Install Plastic Fasteners-KAM Snap Tutorial

KAM snaps or plastic fasteners are this great invention that make the perfect alternative to buttons. Not only are they bright, colourful and fun. They are quick and easy to install once you have the technique down pat. They require no sewing, no complicated buttonholes and can be installed in less than 1 minute forContinue reading “How To Install Plastic Fasteners-KAM Snap Tutorial”

Bunnies & Strawberries

It’s April already and it seems I have been a little absent around here in the last two months. Opps! I have still been doing plenty of sewing behind the scenes though and what feels like just as much unpicking too! I have a new pattern coming very soon, I’m just working on the finalContinue reading “Bunnies & Strawberries”

Welcome to 2022!

Hello everyone and welcome to 2022 at Ma & Me Designs! I hope you all had a happy and restful Christmas and new year.   My year here has been off to a slower start than I planned, but I’ve still managed to squeeze in some sewing time of course. Including this toy train storageContinue reading “Welcome to 2022!”

Apple Patch Mug Rug + FREE Printable

Who loves apples!? If you do your going to love my new pattern, the Apple patch Mug Rug. Apple because, well, its an apple and patch because it involves cute scrappy patchwork. For those of you who don’t know what a mug rug is, its this great little snack mat that’s bigger than a coasterContinue reading “Apple Patch Mug Rug + FREE Printable”

The Strawberry Coin Purse

I have been so busy lately with most of my time taken up with caring for a newborn and a toddler, among many other things, that I almost forgot to tell you about my latest pattern over on Esty, the Strawberry Coin Purse. Juggling everything lately feels a bit like a marathon, but I’m hangingContinue reading “The Strawberry Coin Purse”

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 forContinue reading “Sweet Handmade Gifts”

Quilt As You Go Mug Rug

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 a treat or two. The technique usedContinue reading “Quilt As You Go Mug Rug”