Needle case & notions bag

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So as you probably know, I’ve been sewing for a good number of years now. But this, this humble needle case, might be my favourite thing I’ve ever made. Is it the soothing colours? Is it the gold geometric pattern? Is it the calming sense of being organised? I don’t know. Actually I do, it’s all of those things, plus the fact that it turned out so well!  Continue reading

Cooking with Walter White

Don’t worry – this post isn’t about how my #icandeclutter challenge has led me to a life of drugs (yet). No, the challenge grinds on, days after it should have ended, because I have realised that it takes a lot longer to sort and pack mountains of junk than I expected. Or maybe I just accumulated more junk that I expected. Either way, the first three loads have left the house, and there are only about 40 to go! I will update you all (hopefully soon) when the challenge is finito.

In the meantime, I wanted to share this piece that I stitched up last week.

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Totally Trendy Crochet Bunting (Part 2)

Bunting2 frontLast week I showed you the crochet bunting I whipped up for Mario and my engagement party (although I plan to use it for many more things in future!). Today, I wanted to show you how I finished off the bunting with crochet letters!

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I wanted to spell out our names along the bunting, but never having made crochet letters before, I wasn’t sure if it would be beyond my skill level. Luckily, I found an awesome (and free) set of instructions for the whole alphabet over at Moogly. Continue reading

Stamp 3 Ways: Three awesome D.I.Y. stamps

If you’ve ever dabbled in card making or scrapbooking, you will know the stamps are expensive. The good news is, with a few handy items around your home, you can make your own stamps in practically no time at all, and, even better, they will be free! So without further ado, here three awesome ways to make your own D.I.Y. stamps. Happy stamping!

1. Pencil Eraser Stamps

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Vintage 1920s Tea Cosy

Vintage 1920s Tea CosyHave you noticed that the 1920s are all the rage at the moment? I can’t count the number of Roaring ’20s/flapper/Great Gatsby themed events I’ve been invited to lately! Actually I can, because I’m not very social, but it’s a few! So in the spirit of the moment, this week I present you with my latest project: this super cute 1920s vintage tea cosy.  Sure, it’s more “Great Heat Retention” than “Great Gatsby”, but what can you do? Continue reading