Thursday, 14 August 2014

Fabric Arrived

The first of my fabrics arrived and I am very happy with the results, its my "Sweet 'n' Sour" print. This fabric makes me think of cool summer drinks. Now to make something for the summer before it ends :)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014


Did you see the supermoon last night (in between the rain, clouds and lightening).
The full moon was extra bright due to the fact that the moon is at the closest point to Earth in its orbit (perigee) it appears 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger. It was the 2nd of the supermoons this summer the last was in July and the next is in September,so if you missed it this month, you have a chance next month to see it.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Hexagons part 1

Here's a little "how to make" for the pieced hexagon patchwork, as I have had several requests

You need 2 sizes of hexagon, 1 for the paper pieces and 1 for the fabric pieces, this is the size used for the paper hexagon with a seam allowance of your choice all around usually about 1/4" / 6mm
I use normal printer paper for my hexagons, not the really cheap stuff just the normal weight paper. When I print stuff instead of recycling it in the recycle bin I cut hexagons from it. I also recycle leaflets and junk mail that keeps coming through my letterbox. I have used 2"/ 5cm sized hexagons (the paper hexagon size) but you can usethe size you prefer.

1. Place a fabric hexagon with the wrong size facing up and place a paper hexagon centred on top. You can pin the paper and fabric hexagon together if you prefer.

2. Fold over 1 edge, I usually run my fingernail along the seam (finger press). Tack the fabric to the paper by starting in the middle of the seam do a few small stitches or knot the thread to begin with (whichever method you prefer to do!)


3. Fold over the next seam and finger press, make a stitch or 2 in the corner through all the layers of fabric and paper. Make another stitch in the middle of the seam.

 4. Repeat until last fold. Fold the corner fabric to match the other sides, stitch to secure.

You need 7 hexagons to make a flower (my next hexagon how to make)

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Free Swatch

From 12pm EST on Thursday, June 5th until 12pm EST on Friday, June 6th, you can get a free, custom-printed swatch of  Spoonflowers new Faux Suede fabric, along with free shipping. (One free swatch per household. This is an international offer) there's more information on their blog

You can get your own design printed (or photo, kids drawings)  or choose from the 1000's of designs available swatch is 8" X 8" (20cm X 20cm) 
I ordered mine and will make a small purse from it like these ones I blogged about a few years ago:)

My spoonflower shop is for the prints in the photo and lots more :)

Friday, 30 May 2014

Blooming Marvellous Design Contest
I just entered the Blooming Marvellous Design Contest over at the Bags of Love website. That's my entry with the giant bee :)
Here's a little about it from from there site "
With summer on its way and the beautiful flower shows on the horizon, Blooming Marvellous is a new, unique competition, which celebrates gorgeous flowers and their impact on the design and creative worlds."

Pop over to there site to have a look at the great floral designs, clicking below

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Tote bag granny hexagon fabric arrived

My tote bag (Lined Tote Bag featuring a Crochet Print) fabric arrived today. I am so happy with the results of the printing. I will cut out and make the bag later this week and post the results :)

Saturday, 10 May 2014



Craftsy is turning 3 and to celebrate this weekend, they are having a Birthday Flash Sale!
Starting on the 10th May selected classes are available with up to 50% off, Hurry, offer expires on the May 11th at 11:59pm MT.