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Sew Along Fun (Part 3)

The Instagram Sew Along for my book, A Spoonful of Sugar  has just concluded. It has been fantastic (and quite overwhelming - in a good way) to see all the creative projects that have been made and shared over on Instagram. Head over to Instagram to see all the gorgeous makes. Be sure check out the #aspoonfulofsugarsal hashtag. For readers who are not on Instagram, I wanted to share some of the amazing projects that have been made. Our lovely guest judge, Amy Sinibaldi, from Nana Company, has … [Read More...]

Lemon Crinkle Cookies 2

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

These lemon crinkle cookies could not be easier! They can be prepared in under 10 minutes. Perfect for when you need a sweet lemon treat in a hurry! The secret to these cookies is that they are made from a packet lemon … [Read More...]

Crochet Blanket 3

Hexie Love Actually Blanket {Part 2}

I finally finished my Hexie Love Actually Crochet Afghan this week. It was 4.5 months in the making, although I did have a few breaks during its construction. I am really pleased how this has come together. It was my … [Read More...]

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Book Review and Giveaway: Sew Illustrated

Sew Illustrated , 35 Fabric and Thread Designs is the newly released and much anticipated book by the talented duo Minki Kim and Kristin Esser. It is bursting with gorgeous and colourful designs using the Sewing … [Read More...]

Zakka Dilly Bag 2

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour

Welcome to the Sweet Orchard Blog Hop. Sweet Orchard is the pretty debut fabric collection by designer Sedef Imer from Down Grapevine Lane for Riley Blake Designs. In sweet shades of pink, blue, red, grey, yellow, and … [Read More...]

Dress Form Tags 2

Dress Form Gift Tags

I always like to complete a gift with a handmade tag - it just adds a nice personalised touch. The Dress Form Lavender Sachets (a project from my book), were the inspiration behind these dress form gift tags. They were … [Read More...]

Heart of the Home 4A

High Tea Blog Tour: Heart of the Home Mini Quilt + Hexie Sewing Kit

Welcome to the High Tea Blog Tour! High Tea is the wonderful debut fabric collection by talented designer, Jera Brandvig from the blog Quilting in the Rain and author of Quilt As You Go Made Modern. High Tea is a sweet … [Read More...]

Hexagon baby Bibs 2

Sew Along Fun (Part 2)

The Instagram Sew Along for my book, A Spoonful of Sugar is wrapping up in a few weeks. It has been wonderful to see all the amazing projects that are being made and shared over on Instagram. It is such a thrill to see … [Read More...]

Hexie Love Actually

Hexie Love Actually Rug (Part 1)

Each winter I generally start a crochet or knitting project to work on in the evenings in front of the TV. This year I am working on a Hexie Love Actually crochet afghan. I can't resist hexagons so this pattern really … [Read More...]

Dress Form Sachets

Sew Along Fun

The Instagram Sew Along for A Spoonful of Sugar is in full swing. It has been wonderful to see all the fantastic projects that are being made from my book showing up in my instagram feed. I love seeing how everyone has … [Read More...]

Retro Pillow

Bunny Trail Projects

Have you seen the new Bunny Trail fabric by Jodie Carlton of Ricrac fame for Ella Blue Fabrics? It is the sweetest range - bunnies, radishes, carrots, flowers, and more! I love the pastel colours - pinks, blues, greens, … [Read More...]

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Pretty Patchwork Jewellery Wrap

Small patchwork projects are perfect when you have a free afternoon. I combined pretty small print florals, polka dots, and gingham in this Jewellery Wrap. The patchwork panel was combined with some osnaburg - a natural … [Read More...]

Quilted bags & Gifts

Quilted Bags and Gifts {Book Review and Giveaway)

Quilted Bags and Gifts, 36 Classic Quilting Projects to Make and Give by Akemi Shibata is a lovely collection of bags and other charming patchwork projects. Originally published in Japan, this lovely book has now been … [Read More...]