A Happy Quilt with a Sad Story


A few weeks ago, Roman's friend's Dad died. She is a friend from his kinder class and everyone in the kinder community was shocked and upset. We all wanted to help in some way but had no idea what we could do. What would a family who has just lost their father/husband need?! We've organised a dinner roster for the next couple of months, but when I was talking to some friends about how to help, one   << Continue Reading >>

Rainbow Mini Swap – Luminous Quilt


When I came across the #rainbowminiswap on Instagram, I knew I had to participate. I love rainbow stuff. ALL. THE. COLOURS! You can't go wrong. This swap was just made for me. I had so much fun participating in my first Instagram swap and I can't wait for my mini to arrive. I really enjoyed making this mini and as you may know, it is the result of my first quilt pattern, Luminous. You can read   << Continue Reading >>

Catalina Dress

Catalina Dress

Today I'm showing you my version of the Catalina Dress (affiliate link). I originally posted this on Melly Sews as part of the Blank Slate Sewing Team. I'm rocking a hat in the photos because my hair is about 3 days overdue for a wash...is that why hats were invented?? I have made good use of this dress this past summer. It's easy to throw on and sooo comfy. The pockets are nice and big! I love   << Continue Reading >>

How to Store Your Used Sewing Machine Needles


You may not know who Anne Weaver is, but all of us sewing bloggers certainly do. Anne is the editor of the sewing pages on Craft Gossip. Craft Gossip is a fantastic site that hunts down crafty goodness for their readers. Each day they post great tutorials and crafts they have found from searching the internet high and low. Without Anne's work, some of you may never have found my blog. I know there   << Continue Reading >>

My Vintage Singer 20


Ever since I bought my first vintage Singer machine (the Singer 201K) I have been checking eBay most days to see what other machines are around. You could say I have Singer fever. And I'm sure if you ask any other Vintage Sewing Machine collector they would tell you it's a thing. When this sweet little thing came up on eBay I jumped on it. It's so cute! So much smaller than I thought it   << Continue Reading >>

Kids Clothes Week is Coming!


Kids Clothes Week is on again next week! I am in love with the theme too....UPCYCLING! I love upcycling for so many reasons, it's economical, it's great for the environment, it lets you breathe new life into old items, it lets you reinvent your mistakes, and it can save you time too as I will often re-use the hems, necklines or pockets where possible. There are a heap of projects on the blog to   << Continue Reading >>

That’s So 2014!

Best of 2014

All the cool kids are doing it, so I thought I'd join in the fun and do a round up of my 7 most popular posts for 2014. 7?! Yeah, why not? Here goes... 20 Handmade Gift Ideas for Boys Many people seem to struggle with ideas for handmade gifts when it comes to boys, so I'm glad this round up has proved helpful. 10 Refashion Projects Using Wool Blankets Wool blankets are easy to come   << Continue Reading >>

Another Noodlehead Divided Basket


I have already professed my love for this pattern and was excited to make another. The Noodlehead Divided Basket is so handy and easy to make. I made this one specifically for storing patterns.  I had a bit of fabric left over from making this Big Tote Bag and knew it would be perfect for this project. To fit all of my stash, I think I need to make a couple more. The Divided Basket   << Continue Reading >>

8 Panel Christmas Tree Skirt

Christmas Tree Skirt

I never used to understand the point of a Christmas Tree Skirt. That was until I had toddlers. Toddlers who love to break my beautiful glass ornaments. Now I think tree skirts are one of those things that should be included in the pack you get at the hospital. So after having a few ornaments broken, I decided to make a Christmas Tree Skirt. This one is big! I wanted it to be wider than the bottom   << Continue Reading >>

Christmas Stockings

christmas stocking

I was meant to make Ted's Christmas stocking last year, but I never quite got around to it. The fabric has been sitting on my to do pile for a whole year! My sister in law and I had a bit of a Christmas sewing night earlier this week and both put stockings together for our poor neglected second children. Anyone else get a bit lazy making things for their subsequent kids? These Christmas   << Continue Reading >>