How to sew a zip pouch {Tutorial}

A blissful afternoon for me is browsing the craft supplies at my local Spotlight (by myself!). I love finding new craft supplies, inspiring me to try a new projects. This week, I had a Spotlight gift voucher to spend and no particular project in mind. Should I try beading or jewellery-making? Maybe it’s time to […]

Scotch® Expressions Tape Giveaway

Last Friday, I showed you my “Make It Amazing” Handbag, made with Scotch® Expressions Tape and a cardboard cereal box. I made it to promote the Make It Amazing competition, where you can win an iPad Mini be creating with Scotch® Expressions Tape. Are you unable to enter because you haven’t yet bought up big […]

Lucky Ladybird

I picked up a pile of random fabric on Freecycle before Christmas. Hidden amongst the piles of fleece and knit boy fabrics was this panel: I remember seeing panels like this in sewing shops when I was a kid, but hadn’t seen one in ages (and funnily enough, my Mum gave me a similar panel […]

Reversible Tote Bag

The Contemporary Handmade Alliance (a fantastic Australian contemporary crafting community) recently hosted a craft swap, which I thought would be fun to give a go. It’s my first craft swap, and the first time I’ve made something for a complete stranger – I was really nervous, and my perfect-induced craft paralysis made an appearance, but […]

Sew Spoiled Sew-Along Weekender Tote Complete

Leah from Sew Spoiled hosted a Sew-Along, with the goal to make a Weekender Tote over 7 weeks. It was really nice having  a low-stress project simmering away in the background, with no pressure to get it finished. Reading the questions and comments and seeing everyone else’s projects helped maintain the motivation! Although I must […]

Mother’s Day Presents – Buttercup Bags

For Mother’s Day this year, I decided it was time to make something for my Mother and Mother-in-Law. This lead to the dilemma of what to make (of course!). Right on cue, I spotted the Buttercup Bag from Made by Rae in my list of projects to try. Off I went to my local fabric […]