Coptic Binding tutorial

When posting about my book-binding attempt, I forgot to include a link to the tutorial I used, and I’ve had a request to share it, so i thought I share with everyone!   I found this tutorial was quite good. I used a smallish tapestry needle (just a normal one, not curved as recommended) for the stitching, and a larger tapestry needle as an awl/holepunch.  

An experiment in book-binding.

After seeing some gorgeous books on Etsy, created by “Paperlion“, I was intruiged by the idea of making my own books. I gathered some old cardboard, some excess computer paper & some funky hot pink embroidery floss, and got to work, following a tutorial for coptic binding that I found with assistance of Professor Google. The end result: And a shot of the binding stitches: The

Something old, something new…

Tutorials borrowed and wool that’s blue!   We went to visit some friends over the weekend, and whilst there, I managed to fit in a trip to Spotlight, where, somehow, unbeknownst to me, a set of knitting looms managed to find their way into my hands, along with two balls of yarn & a crochet hook. Imagined how surprised I was when I got to

Spreading the blog header love.

After my post yesterday for Ruth’s blog header, a few of my other quilting girls have requested I have a play for them, so be prepared to be inundated with blgo headers.   This one is for Tracey. I hope you like it, I won’t be offended if you don’t!   Just click on the image to see it at full size.   Now I’m going

blog header for Ruth

A fellow blogger asked me to have a go at making her a blog header, and it’s just as easy to host it here!   I hope you like it Ruth, no pressure to use it if you don’t like it!  

Padded Pinboard

With various weekly going-ons, we were accumulating quite a pile of stunning artworks, courtesy of Picasso the toddler. But what to do with them? Mummy-guilt prevented me from filing all of them in the round container in the corner, but our fridge isn’t magnetic, so that wasn’t an option either. So yesterday, during nap time, I made a padded pinboard to hang on a spare