Groovy Gadget Gifts for Sewing

I don’t have as much time to sew as I’d like. I’m always on the lookout for tricks to get my sewing done quickly and efficiently. That way, I can make more with the limited time I have. Once I had the basic sewing tools, I started looking for sewing gadgets to add to my […]

Unicorn Free Motion Appliqué

My daughter needed some warm winter clothes, and I thought a cute hoodie sweater dress would do the trick. What do you do when it looks more like a pink Jedi robe than a cute dress? Ask your Instagram and Facebook followers what to do, of course. Thankfully, my problem solving social media friends (you […]

Travel Cross-stitch Kit

Our last holiday was a trip to Bali. I didn’t want to take a crochet or knitting project with me – playing with yarn in a tropical setting didn’t appeal to me. Why not learn a new craft while on holiday? Cross-stitch keeps appearing on my radar, from the beginner series by Caitlin on And […]

Sewing with the senses

My little girl headed off for her first day of kindy today. Such an exciting time! All school holidays, I planned to make her school hat. She picked out the fabric about 2 months ago. So the day before kindy starts, I make the hat. Nothing like leaving things to the last minute! Usually, a […]

Sewing with Knits

There haven’t been as many crafty projects on the blog lately. I’ve been busy doing the Sewing with Knits course, run by the lovely Deborah from Whipstitch. If you’ve been following me for a while, you may be wondering why I’m doing a course – I sew with knits all the time! While I have […]

My Best Friend (in the sewing room)

It’s been a quiet month on the blog – crazy back and neck pain out of nowhere followed by a family holiday meant the blog got dropped down the priority list. Health and family come first! I have a fun guest post today over at Sew Together: I’m sharing one of my best friends in […]

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 […]