Sunday, 20 January 2019

First card in ages... Sparkly Unicorn!

Hiya. Here's a card I made for a friend's birthday. I masked the unicorn, then used ink dusters to colour the background. I coloured the unicorn with a gold Wink of Stella pen and a Clear Star gelly roll pen. I used Lavinia stamps to add the flowers, and added Nuvo drops for the flower centres. I added the gelly roll pen to the word 'Magical', to give it some extra sparkle.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Unicorn Challenge: 'Things with Wings'
Sisterhood of Crafters: 'Make it sparkle'
Crafty Calendar: 'Make it Flowery'
Just Us Girls: 'Pastels'
Your Next Stamp: 'let’s see smiles'
Stamping Sensations: 'Fabulously Feminine'
Mix it Up: 'Anything Goes + Sentiment As Main Focus'
Creative Inspirations: 'Anything Goes'
Pink Gem: 'Anything Goes'

Lili of the Valley - Jolly Unicorns
Flower stamps from Lavinia
Adirondack inks: Purple Twilight, Eggplant, Cranberry, Butterscotch, Denim
Wink of Stella - Gold
Gelly Roll - Clear Star
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Violet Galaxy

The Ring Sling - BOMC

Hi! I joined the Bag of the Month Club a few weeks ago, and the January pattern is the Ring Sling, by Mrs H. I struggled with parts of it, but I love how it's turned out!

Black faux leather
Cotton: Salem Quilt Show - Witch Hats Charcoal Black, by Maywood Fabrics

Saturday, 5 January 2019

First Bag of 2019! A bag for my Mum in Law

Hi! I finished this bag yesterday morning. I should've made it weeks ago, but I was nervous about adding the recessed zip - it's a magnetic snap in the pattern. Also, my Mum in law bought the fabric, and I wasn't sure where to get more if I made a mistake! But anyway, it's finished now, and I am so happy! I love how it has turned out. I'll be handing it over tomorrow, so I really hope she'll be pleased with it!




(Not sure what the main woven fabric is)
Black Cork
Sparkle Silver Glitter (Black) from Fabric Freedom

This is the Holly Hobo pattern by Sallie Tomato.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Patchwork Tote

Hi! Here's a simple tote bag I made a couple of days ago. I'd made the patchwork squares a little while ago, but wasn't sure what to do with them. Really glad I made them into a tote, because I know that will get used! Very useful to have one or two of these folded up in my bag :D

I love this fabric range - tempted to get more, and make a quilt, but that is quite a daunting task! Might stick with bags for a while first.

Perfectly Seasoned - Moda

Patchwork Addiction


A friend of mine recently started a quilting course, and when she explained the Disappearing Nine Patch technique, I was fascinated, and had to have a go! So here are 5 make-up pouches I made, using the Disappearing Nine Patch, with a cork or faux leather base to make them firm enough to stand upright.

This one was a present for the friend who caused my quilting obsession:

This one was a birthday present for another friend:

I made these two with the same fabrics but different bases. I think I prefer the darker one.


I'm not sure how well these fabrics show off the disappearing nine patch pattern, because there's so much going on, but I really love the effect anyway. Love these fabrics!

Sweet Blend Prints - Moda
Natural cork fabric
Le Marais - Moda
Faux leather
Australiana - Nutex

Very very very very very late birthday present

Hi! Here's a bag I made for my Aunt, for her birthday. I only finished it a couple of weeks ago, and her birthday was in August, but it's the thought that counts? :-s Well anyway, I fell in love with the antique Singer fabric, and love how it goes with the gold-streaked cork. Hopefully she likes it too!

Gold-streaked cork fabric
Sewing With Singer Fabric Panel Blocks, Antique Sewing Machines by Robert Kaufman

This is the Koda Cross Body Bag, a free pattern by Huff 'n Cuffs.

Elephant Cork Koda Bag

Hi! This one was an order for a Christmas present. It's made with cork fabric and inky blue cotton fabric by Dashwood Studio. I absolutely love this elephant design cork fabric, and it's lovely to use, very soft. I think I am a cork addict now.

Elephant cork fabric
Dyed brown cork fabric
Copenhagen Floral on Blue - Dashwood Studio

This is the Koda Cross Body Bag, a free pattern by Huff 'n Cuffs.

First Time Testing New Patterns!

Hi! I was recently asked to be one of the testers for two new bag patterns by Huff  'n Cuffs! I was a bit nervous, but I really enjoyed the whole experience, and hope to get the opportunity to test more patterns in future! Anyway, the patterns are the Ruby Handbag and Lila Wristlet.

I made the Ruby first, but I think the vinyl I chose was too stiff for the curves. I love the frog fabric though, and I like how it turned out, for a first attempt.



I made another two Rubys, one with a much softer faux leather, and one with denim. I think the denim worked best, but I like both of them.


Here's the Lila. I was really nervous of this one, because I hadn't tried making card slots before, but it was actually quite straightforward. I love this little wristlet!

Yoga Frogs by Robert Kaufman
Green Vinyl
Yorkshire Blooms Blue by Brenda Walton for Blend Fabrics
Black Faux Leather
Wise Owls Fuchsia - Firelight collection by Cotton & Steel
Black Denim
Winter Garden Dark - Winter Garden Collection by Lewis and Irene
Star Seed Claret - Winter Garden Collection by Lewis and Irene
Seed Heads Green - Winter Garden Collection by Lewis and Irene