I have discovered a new passion for quilting. I have shown how to make a really simple quilted picnic blanket in my recent blog. BUT If you are itching to try out some more quilting styles I want to share with you a really easy tutorial web site which has given me loads of tips on quilting, and I just love her american accent and passion for sewing check out missouri quilt company – Google Search
As promised I’ve made a lovely quilted picnic blanket for the summer. I am going to use it to sit on outside in my work breaks on a sunny day. Its all made out of scrap fabric which makes it all the more satisfying as I’ve used up fabric from my over grown “fabric sash!!
This will be my third craft fayre I’ve been brave enough to do as part of my sewing hobby.If you are thinking of stepping out into the minefield of craft fayres just remember -If I can do it you can too -Just believe in yourself and go for it!!
I am a great believer in saving a penny or two and recycling / up cycling what I can. I love to rummage through boot sales, charity shops and “bargain bins”. I search sites like GumTree and EBay for sewing bargains.
If you enjoy sewing like I do it’s nice to be able to share it with a friend or two. I’ve set up a little group of like minded crafty people and we meet once a week. It all started with one or two mums from the school and it’s grown to about 10 of us and we are all great friends.
These place mats are simple to make and look lovely on your dinner table. You can choose fabrics to match your décor, I’ve chosen some really pretty fabric from hobbycraft – Google Search www.hobbycraft.co.uk/
Today I went to sewing school!! I went on a bag making day with my middle daughter and a good friend of mine and her daughter.
Most of what I sew is all self taught so it’s really good idea to go on any courses you can. I learned a few new sewing tricks. It’s really good too if you can go with a friend so it’s not too daunting!!
I may be a bit premature but I am soooo looking forward to the warmer weather and Spring leading into Summer. Lets hope our British weather allows us at least one or two trips to the beach and some barbeques in the garden!!
Easter is soon approaching and I love this time of year. Although I do get a bit sad at how commercial it has become. So I wanted to make a Easter card which reminds me of Easter, whilst I munch all the bits of chocolate eggs the kids leave around.