I had this great plan for Christmas to only give the kids homemade gifts. I was going to make three quilts...one for each of my kids. I am now questioning this epic plan. I think I have bit off way more than I can chew. I think I could probably pull off three quilt tops… Continue reading The Blue Quilt
I had an idea to make a change/phone purse. Now a sensible person would have found a pattern and I think I will next time. Every time I knew I was making a mess of things an idea to fix it would pop into my mind. So again a sensible person would take a break… Continue reading Clutch and card holder
The story begins a long, long time ago in a land far, far away. About ten years ago while living in Texas. I got it in my head that I could be a quilter. I think this started when I discovered the Elm Creek Quilt series of books by Jennifer Chiaverini. I found a quilt… Continue reading Wall-hanging…10 years in the making
I wanted a big sewing table. I mean BIG. This thing is 1.2m x 1.8m. Now anyone from the US might not understand how but that really is but a living room here is often not that much bigger than this table. Luckily we are currently in a house with a big living room. Now… Continue reading Up-cycled sewing table
Sometimes you plan things and they don't work out how you imagine them. This is a project like that. I originally made the centre blocks (bits with pattern) about 8 years ago I think. I had gotten it into my head that I could just hand sew a quilt. I bought a kit and got… Continue reading Potholders? Hotpads?
I saw something online....maybe on Pinterest, I don't know. It was a cute little donkey planter that had been turned into a pin cushion. Well, I thought that was a fine little idea as it would maybe make my pin cushion stay put and be easier to aim at when sewing at the machine. Now,… Continue reading Potted Pin Cushion