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Heather Ross – Everything Tote Bag…

I decided on Tuesday that I needed a new bag.  I chose to make the Everything Tote by Heather Ross from her book Weekend Sewing. Yes…this is the same book that I made THAT summer blouse from. I know, the one currently doubling up as a Circus Big Top. But this isn't a blouse, this […] Read more…

Fusion skirt ….

A few weeks back I finally stopped procrastinating and made a skirt using the McCall's 3341 A-Line pattern. It was a great experience. I learnt some new things, reconfirmed some old things and made other things up as I went along. You really can't ask for more – or can you? Well you can.  The […] Read more…

McCall’s 3341 – A-Line skirt…Sugar & Spice Textiles

Inspired by the film Coco Avant Chanel and armed with 2.5m of Sugar & Spice 50's inspired florals fabric I decided this week to try my hand at skirt making. To help the process along I bought McCall's 3341 pattern. I know the cover is far from awe inspiring but it's marketed as Quick & […] Read more…

Material Obsession: The Avalon Quilt….

  I recently mentioned in Seasonal Anomalies – Crochet, Quilting & Dead Furry Things that I would attempt to make the Material Obsession Avalon Quilt by Kathy Doughty & Sarah Fielke. It has been attempted and I now have a gorgeous home-made Avalon Quilt. It's amazing what you can achieve in one weekend especially when […] Read more…

Moda Fabrics Fabric Matcher …..

  Techie gadgets have never held any real appeal for me and the 'techie gadget chat' even less so. I don't know what the latest Iphone is about and probably never will. It's not that I am a techno phobe, I am just very selective with my knowledge base. Today I discovered something of techie […] Read more…

Patchwork Surprise…………Quilting In No Time

As part of my "find my creative gene" 2009 New Years resolutions (New Year's Resolutions & Revealations) I listed sewing as an area to explore. It's nearly 6 months into 2009, and apart from the cross stitch kits I did at Easter I haven't brought my sewing machine out once this year. To rectify this […] Read more…

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