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 caught my eye. I wanted to make a colourful rug with random centres, so I selected 7 colours from the Heirloom Cotton 8 ply range. That gave me 42 combinations to use in the centre of the hexies, which created variety but also gave the rug a cohesive look. I used a round of white … [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...]

Jewellery Wrap 2

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...]

Patchwork Tool Wrap

Patchwork Craft Tool Wrap + Giveaway

Thanks for all the enthusiasm and interest in our Sew Along which starts on June 1. We are so glad that many of you will be joining in the fun! I wanted to share this Patchwork Craft Tool Wrap with you. This was a … [Read More...]


A Spoonful of Sugar Sew Along

I really hope you have enjoyed the A Spoonful of Sugar Blog Hop Book Tour over the past few weeks. It has been an opportunity to see many of the projects from my book, A Spoonful of Sugar. I have been overwhelmed by the … [Read More...]

Liberty Pencil Case 2

Liberty Pencil Case

My patchwork pencil case tutorial is such a fun, quick project when you need a small pencil case in a hurry! In this Liberty pencil case, I have combined some new season Liberty prints with Essex linen. The colours in … [Read More...]

Quilters Candy Box

{Review} Quilters Candy Box

I love finding out about new quilting and sewing notions and supplies. I don't attend trade shows so love to discover new products that make sewing and quilting more enjoyable and fun. There is a new subscription service … [Read More...]

Basket 1

Colourful Patchwork Basket and Bags Blog Hop

I love patchwork projects - there is something so satisfying about combining a variety of fabrics to create a one of a kind item. My friend, Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield, from the popular Sew Can She site and the … [Read More...]

Love To Bake Wall Art IG

A Spoonful of Sugar Blog Tour {Part 5}

  The Blog Tour for my book, A Spoonful of Sugar, is wrapping up and I have been blown away by all the wonderful projects that everyone is sewing. As you will see, I have a very talented bunch of bloggers sharing … [Read More...]

A Spoonful of Sugar

A Spoonful of Sugar Blog Tour {Part 4}

The Blog Tour for my book, A Spoonful of Sugar, is taking us around the world as we visit my creative friends. As you will see, I have an amazing bunch of ladies sharing their projects from A Spoonful of Sugar. I love … [Read More...]


Jelly Clip Purses

The May issue of Homespun features one of my projects. It is always exciting to get your work published, especially in such a lovely magazine like Homespun. This issue is filled with lots of sweet projects such as … [Read More...]