…#my FINISHED selfiescrapbook

Oh man, I am so excited! This little project I started in early 2015. I worked on it in October 2015 for the 31 minutes challenge. Then, half finished, I tucked it away, until this week…and today? TODAY I FINISHED! I am thrilled with how it turned out. It’s a tiny 4″ book that I made myself (and want to […]

on blog planning & pretty books

My mojo goes in fits & spurts. Sometimes I just can’t find a groove in anything, and I have nothing to share. Or I have been working on the same thing and if I’m sick of seeing my ripple blanket every day then I’m pretty sure no-one else wants to see it constantly either. Then there’s times like now, where […]

holy orange overload batman

It’s been a long time coming, this quilt. A special request from Boy2, I thought my plan was simple enough. Until I found myself with a dining table covered in 240 small pieces┬áthat took an age to piece together. Quilt camp 2012 saw progress, before it stagnated. And then, because I really am the queen of blindingly, brilliantly stupid ideas, […]

My new beach tote

It was really one of those impulse buys. I was at the fabric shop buying I-can’t-remember-what (maybe the bits for my overnight bag? I am drawing a total blank on what it was, to be honest!), and in my usual perusal of the remnant bin, I spied a roll of blue and green fabrics that appealed to me in their […]

Card crowd control {tutorial}

My wallet is a bit like the Bermuda Triangle. It collects detrius at an alarming rate, I’m not entirely sure what’s in there, and once something goes in, there’s a good chance it will never be seen again. A prime example is membership and loyalty cards – holy moly I seem to have a TON of these. And though the […]

Done. AND packed.

Yay me! My overnight bag that I’ve been working on is done. The silver lining of having sick small people, is I’ve managed to squeeze in more sewing time than I normally would be able to, and yesterday, just in time to start dinner, this little beauty was DONE. I am so happy with how it came out. There were […]

rolling rolling rolling

This pencil roll was a little side project I was puttering along with last week, in amongst everything else. It came about after I got a message via Facebook, asking if I made the rolls to sell, by a lovely UK lady who’d found my blog, and a post where I’d made pencil rolls using this fabric previously. I bought […]

coffee break

I came across this tutorial via Car’s blog a while back. My sister has a pretty decent coffee addiction, so I made her a coffee sleeve to match the study portfolio I made for her a while back. Just a random little “just because” type gift. It’s Saturday, and we are all systems go around here. Husband is busy with […]

organisation central

The hours I spend sitting and feeding my tiny 11-day-old daughter are some of the most special. With two small boys playing at my feet, or bringing stories to read, or happily playing in the toy room, the hours pass in a haze of bonding and adoration. Who cuddles Butterfly next. Who picks the story. What game to play. The […]

digger tutorial.

A little boy once had an obsession with diggers. His mummy, an obsession with creating. One met the other, and the digger softie was born! After a couple of requests, I have typed up a basic outline of how I went from vague idea to finished softie. The pattern and process is all my own design, please do not reproduce […]