#ScrapBustingSunday Instagram Challenge

#ScrapBustingSunday Instagram Challenge

Ali from Arabesque Scissors and I were chatting recently about all of our beautiful fabric scraps that are too precious to throw away. Rather than leave them hiding in buckets and bins, we’ve decided to host an Instagram challenge in October 2021, to look at new and fun ways to make the most of all of those special treasures. Our…

Pretty Cushion in Hidden Cottage Fabric

Pretty Cushion in Hidden Cottage Fabric

When fabric bundles are delivered to my doorstep, it’s a pretty amazing day! Riley Blake Designs recently sent me the latest fabric collection by Minki Kim called Hidden Cottage. I have always loved Minki’s style and her fabric collections are always an eclectic mix of florals, tiny prints and geometric mixers. She’s also really adventurous when choosing her colour palettes…

Playing With Eppiflex EPP Templates

Playing With Eppiflex EPP Templates

A little while back, Danni from Eppiflex sent me some of her laser cut, plastic, English paper piecing (EPP) templates to play with. What a fantastic product! I only ever recommend things I really love using myself, so I’m thrilled to let you know how terrific they were to work with. Eppliflex templates are available in a huge range of…

A New Spring Fling Pouch in Primrose Hill

A New Spring Fling Pouch in Primrose Hill

Melanie from Hello Melly Designs has created the loveliest new fabric collection with Riley Blake Designs. Called ‘Primrose Hill‘, it’s named for the birthplace of Agnes Arber, the first female botanist in the Royal Society in England. Melanie explains that the collection “plays homage to all the lovely ladies helping us to understand and fully appreciate the beauty all around…

Make Pretty Pillowcases with Liberty Carnaby

Make Pretty Pillowcases with Liberty Carnaby

Hi sewing friends! Riley Blake Designs recently sent me a bundle of the latest range of Liberty quilting cotton called ‘Carnaby‘ to play with. It’s been sitting on my cutting table for a little while and it always catches my eye. What a vibrant mix of colours, prints and patterns! Here’s how Liberty describe it; The Carnaby Collection is inspired…

Sew Felt Frogs – Sew A Softie 2021

Sew Felt Frogs – Sew A Softie 2021

It’s Sew A Softie month and today is my turn to share a free tutorial designed especially for you by my 11 year old daughter. We’re making the cutest little felt frogs! It’s her first project and she’s so excited to share it with you. This is the sweet froggy that she made! And here’s the little frog I put together using…