Scrappy fabric cat bows

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Due to my well-known status as an inveterate cat lady (or barren baby-hating witch* to my friends), I like to expend my excess maternal energy on my cats (which they just love, let me tell you).

*Note: I don’t actually hate babies. I actually quite like them when they belong to someone else, and have even been known to call one cute (shh don’t tell anyone). I can’t refute the witch thing though.

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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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Super Scrappy Stockings

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It’s the third day of Christmas, and I had a work Christmas party this afternoon. Definitely feeling full of the Christmas spirit right now! Champagne and chocolate = Christmas spirit, right?

Luckily, today’s project is one that I prepared earlier. I have a firm rule about not sewing under the influence, both for my sake and my sewing machine’s.  Her name is Nina – Nina the Bernina – and I love her too much to ruin her by backstitching my fingers. Anyway, let’s get back to the purpose at hand: Continue reading

Holly Golightly Inspired Sleep Mask – September Short Projects

Holly Golightly Inspired Sleep MaskIf I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then – then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name!

I’ve never met an Audrey Hepburn film I didn’t love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of the best (although Sabrina will always be my personal favourite!). Today’s September Short Project is inspired by the inimitable Holly Golightly, and her classic glamour sleep mask. Because, really, why shouldn’t you be glamourous in your sleep? Continue reading