Pot Holders: The On-going Saga

So after my husband set fire to my first woeful attempt at making pot-holders, I crazily signed up for a pot holder swap at Essential Baby (an Aussie parenting forum). I’m shy about my crafting at the best of times. Now the pressure was on not to embarrass myself in front of complete strangers. First […]

Pot-holders – Before

Before I started the Big Boy Bed Quilt Cover, I had  a first go at machine sewing appliques with a flower template I found at FreeApplique.com. I used fabric scraps leftover from my Weekender Tote. I was happy with the results and decided to make them up into pot-holders (since I was seriously lacking in […]

Car, Boat, Train: Fabric Bookends

My husband and I are both bookworms. To instil the same love of reading into our kids, we have a growing collection of kids books. When decorating my son’s room, I wanted some bookends to go with the transport theme, but really couldn’t find anything I liked. So what is a craft blogger to do, […]

Sneak Preview: Car and Train Bookends

So once again, I’ve failed to get a craft tutorial together (but to be fair, I’ve actually been on holidays this week and scheduled posts before I left). Here’s a sneak preview of a tutorial-in-waiting:   I made these fabric bookends to match the quilt cover and wall art that I’ve blogged about previously. I […]

Santa Sacks

When I was growing up, we always used to have cheap plastic stockings that always ripped apart. When I caught the sewing bug, I decided to make Christmas Stockings for our kids.While looking for fabric, I spotted this gorgeous Christmas print. I liked it so much I bought the remainder of the bolt. It was […]

Tutorial: How to Sew a Box Pleat

Box pleats are a different touch to the standard gathering and pleats. I’ve used them for curtains and skirts, but I’m sure there are a thousand and one other uses for them. The three sets of London Blinds I’ve made use a box pleat to create the decorative pull-ups, and I’ve also made simple box […]

More London Blinds and Box Pleat Curtains

It’s been a long time between craft posts. Not really sure why as I’ve got lots of projects to share with you. The memory card on my new camera died, so I lost photos of a few projects. I still haven’t got around to getting a new card, so I’m back using my old point […]

Star Wars Pot Holder

My brother recently bought his first house, and since I live across the country, I thought it would be nice to send a house-warming present. I really have no idea what he needs as when I go home, I normally catch up with him at my parents’ place. He previously shared a house with a […]

Bedroom Nesting – London Blinds

For each month until my bub arrives (October), I’m having a nesting theme (see here for more details). June’s theme is Bedrooms. After making triple-pinch pleat curtains for the two kid’s rooms, I wanted to make something a little different for the three remaining bedrooms (yes, we have a 5-bedroom house!), particularly as they have […]

Bedroom Nesting – Curtains

For each month until my bub arrives (October), I’m having a nesting theme (see here for more details). June’s theme is Bedrooms. We moved into our house almost a year ago, after having lived in apartments for a few years. It is a beautiful, renovated Queenslander, but the previous owners’ never put the finishing touches […]

Car, Boat, Train Fabric Bookends Tutorial

My husband and I are both bookworms. To instil the same love of reading into our kids, we have a growing collection of kids books. When decorating my son’s room, I wanted some bookends to go with the transport theme, but really couldn’t find anything I liked. So what is a craft blogger to do, […]