Sunday, 30 September 2012


I brought myself a hard back note book so I can write down some of my projects and how I can understand the instructions through idiot proof trial and error, so should I try them again I will sort of know what I did

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Time to get creative

Home from holiday yesterday evening and we brought the sun with us. Today has been lovely if a bit brisk. Have been flicking through some pin cushion patterns as the one I decided on I feel isn't fab enough so I am still hunting for ideas.also am stumped by how to cut accurate and even squares any suggestions ?

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Holiday drinkies

Still on my holiday only one more day then all over for another year. Sat by the pool drinking a blue lagoon

Monday, 17 September 2012

In need of

I am in need if some in expensive colourful fat quarters maybe floral ranging from light shades to dark any recommendations as at present am trawling the Internet

Sunday, 16 September 2012


Pincushion from scraps

Finally decided on a style of pincushion to try. First problem i encountered was how to make my sure my hand drawn squares are square (not sure how to over come this as yet). Second error was not quite understanding the instructions and as a consequence stitched the wrong size triangles to the main square I then had to unpick and start again.

I managed to sew the correct size triangles on to the square and press them as instructed however my seams were not very good as it didn't create a straight line for me to see the next size triangles on to so it was a bit of make do with what I had.

The next step was to stitch to the larger square leaving an opening of two inches to turn it the right side out and stuff. I hand stitched opening shut however I haven't mastered the art of slip stitches I'm afraid. Finally to attach a pretty button to the middle of the square.
The fabric I used was cotton scraps so all in all my first effort was that bad.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Ready, steady.........

Table cleared, fabric and sewing machine in place ready to make a start tomorrow on a new sewing project

Thursday, 13 September 2012

A little package

How wonderful to get home from work yesterday to find the delivery of the Halloween bundle from The Sewing Boutique had arrived. Its great now what to make with it that is the next questions.
I think I may have an addiction for buying fabric and sewing bits but lacking in luster and confidence to make things.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Draw String Bag

I came across a gorgeous project by Jeni ( on for draw string bags. They are great, very handy and think I am going to give her tutorial a go. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Saturday, 8 September 2012


Visited my favourite fabric shop today to get some fat quarters and stuffing for my first attempt at a pin cushion. However the starting of it has been slightly thwarted by my indecision to the firm that the pin cushion will take. I am still hunting through the hundreds of great ideas on other peoples blogs.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Searching for pincushion inspiration

OH MY..... there are so many gorgeous pincushions out there on the world wide web I am dumbstruck by them. Take a look at this teacup pincushion WOW!! So clever

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Threadbias - Pincushion Swap

Pincushion Swap - Fall 2012

I have signed up to an interesting website called Threadbias and they are holding a pincushion swap this autumn and I have been daring to sign up and give it a go.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Bloggers are mentioning Christmas already

With summer not even finished yet stores are preparing for their Christmas trading scary or what. While reading through some of my favourite bloggers on twitter I notice that they too are preparing for the Christmas Season.

Take a look at the gorgeous Christmas looking fabrics