Simple Pumpkin Coasters to Sew

Although Halloween in Australia falls in the middle of spring, I couldn't resist making a quick fall inspired project. I have put together this super quick sewing tutorial for simple pumpkin coasters to sew. Everyone needs a pumpkin coaster - perfect for setting near your typewriter with a lovely hot cup of peppermint tea. I generally don't use a lot of orange in my projects, but it was fun to rummage around my stash and vintage haberdashery supplies to gather the materials for this … [Read More...]


Tilda Heart of the Home Mini Quilt

I was lucky enough to receive bundle of new Tilda fabric - Memory Lane and Cabbage Rose fabric ranges - from the Australian distributor, Two Green Zebras. These fabrics come in sweet shades of pink, blue, green, navy, … [Read More...]


Friendship Quilt

A most amazing package arrived at my post box yesterday. It included a collection of cards/letters and a beautifully wrapped gift. I knew it was something really special so sat down (with a box of tissues) to read all … [Read More...]


Vintage Style Crochet Doileys

I was lucky enough to be born into a family that values hand made. My Grandmother was an excellent crocheter, and fortunately she passed this skill down to my Mum and I. I have always wanted to try my hand at crochet … [Read More...]


Favourite Uses for Fabric Tape

Fabric tape is made from cotton fabric with an adhesive backing and sold on a roll. Simply cut, peel and stick - strips of fabric tape can be used in so many craft projects. You can use fabric tape for gift wrapping, … [Read More...]


Lavender Sachets

I can't resist the scent of lavender! It is so nice to place amongst your clothing and shoes to make your wardrobe smell divine. These little lavender sachets are a fun project suitable for a beginner sewist. All you … [Read More...]


Love to Bake Pot Holder

Sewing and baking are two of my favourite pastimes. I would love a sweet floral Kitchenaid like the one I made using fabric from the Flower Sugar Paisley Wind collection. I combined two of the patterns from my book, A … [Read More...]

Sewing Tool Roundup #6

Sewing Tool Roundup #6

Welcome to our sixth Sewing Tool Round-up where we review new (or new to us) quilting and sewing tools, notions, haberdashery and craft supplies.  You can find our previous reviews here. Valdani Pearl … [Read More...]

Maple Cookies

Easy Maple Cookies

These Maple Cookies are delicious warm from the oven! Quick to prepare, these cookies are a favourite in our home. Crisp on the outside and slightly chewy in the centre, they have a delicate maple flavour.   … [Read More...]

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Allspice Muffins

Recently I have rediscovered my love for baking. Each weekend I have been baking a selection of my favourite recipes, and popping them in the freezer so we have a supply of treats for the week ahead. There is nothing … [Read More...]

Heart of the Home Mini Quilt

Heart of the Home Mini Quilt

I am excited to launch my latest pattern, The Heart of the Home Mini Quilt. I first shared a photo of this Mini Quilt over on instagram back in July - I didn't think it would take me so long to get it all written up! It … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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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...]