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Some of the things I have been making!

10 Mar

I have not posted on this blog for ages, but I have been busy sewing and making all sorts of things, so I thought I would share a few.

Kolloboro skirtA skirt I made using a kit from the fantastic Kollabora website, which was really quick and easy!

cushionsSome seat cushions for my sister’s dining room chairs

funky skirtA skirt for my best friend for Christmas, funky fabric from    (My teenage daughter made the lovely blouse, it’s the Colette Jasmine sewing pattern)

Becky's dress

A lovely dress for my lovely sister!

Jame's card

A first birthday card for my gorgeous nephew.

Mothers day card

A Mothers day card for my Wonderful Mum!


Some more birthday cards, and finally a door stop for my sister! (To match her cushions)

door stop

A very busy month! And now I’ve got another list of things to make, better make a start on it!


Sewing with cats!

15 Jan

Here is my cat Spike helping me make a lap quilt for my Mum at Christmas!

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Here is the finished Quilt

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I made it using a “Sew Mama Sew” Charm pack from Trixie Lixie

Handmade Christmas

10 Dec

I have been so busy making Christmas presents that I haven’t had time to blog very much! Today I made some of Nigella’s Chilli Jam (Christmas presents!)

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I have also been busy knitting hats for the younger members of the family

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And I have made loads of pairs of knickers, some of which are available to buy from my Folksy website

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My Birthday present from my gorgeous daughter

5 Nov

It is my birthday today and my daughter bought me this fantastic book, I can’t wait to make one of the outfits!

Parcels in the post

23 Oct

I had a busy weekend packing up parcels

And then I had a lovely surprise through the post

It is an exciting new kit from Kollabora a fantastic website that sells complete kits for all types of craft. They supply you with the patterns, fabric, threads and anything else you might need. They have sent me a FREE kit to try and blog about.

So I chose a sewing kit, although I could have had knitting or jewellery making. This is what came in my kit

I can’t wait to start making it, and I will let you all see the results as soon as I have.

My First Ever Quilt!

15 Oct

Here is a picture of my first ever attempt at making a quilt, I made it for my little nephew who was Christened on Sunday.

I used the ABC 123 Moda Jelly Roll available from Trixie Lixie


The backing fabric is from the Moda Oh Deer range also available from Trixie Lixie  and the bias binding is a new product that we are stocking and will be available as soon as I get a chance to put it on to the website!

Here is the gorgeous James on his new quilt!

Exeter hobby and stitches fair

1 Oct

We went to Exeter at the week end to the Hobby & Stitches craft fair. There was so much to see and do.

My nephew James had a whale of a time in amongst the wool.

This is a gorgeous quilt I really want to make one like this!

There was plenty of inspiration for this years Xmas presents

I have already made one of my Christmas presents, this super kitsch tote bag for Amy’s school books, there is a tutorial on my other blog trixie lixie

Tote bag tutorial

Kitsch ipad case and matching iphone case

10 Sep

I made this rather kitsch set of gadget cases today for my daughter.

I have posted a tutorial if you want to make one on my other blog

You can buy these from my Folksy shop, click on the link at the top on the right!

Two little skirts

21 Jul

I had lots of small pieces of fabric left over from other projects so I thought I would make a couple of summery skirts for my two smallest nieces. It also gave me the opportunity to practise with my new gathering foot for my serger. To finish them off I have trimmed them with contrasting gingham ribbon.




A gorgeous wedding outfit

9 Jul

Here are my sister and her husband at a wedding, Becky is wearing the jacket that I made for her. And look at the weather, it stopped raining!

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