Wednesday, February 25, 2015

easy tissue holder tutorial

Here's an easy tutorial for a tissue holder with a self facing trim
and these ones are lined so they aren't so flimsy.
Are you ready to make one or ten?

These are so good to have on hand as a little gift
or make a stack of them for fetes or Mother's Day stalls.

The longest part of making these is choosing the fabric!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

these are a few of my favourite pins ~ overlocker/serger tips

I have an overlocker in fact I have two.
One I have had for years but haven't used in ages
and the other was a gift that is still in the box.
Part of my problem is finding time to set
myself up to use them.
The other part is fear and dread of threading
and actually using my overlocker.
I'm psyching myself up and checking out some
great posts on using my overlocker.
I'm not alone here am I?
I'm not the only one who keeps putting
off learning overlocker secrets?
Tell me I'm not alone.
Anyway I hope I'm not the only sook and
some of these posts help you too.
Bottom left ~
Getting started with a new serger from Create Kids Couture
Top right ~
Serger 101 from Sweet Verbena
Bottom right ~
 Using a serger from Make It and Love It.
What do you call it overlocker or serger?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

creative challenge link up

Welcome to the first Creative Challenge of 2015!
I may have started this one a bit early for the
start of the year as we only had two signups
but the ones that have accepted the challenge
are phenomenal!
I hope you can visit these and see how
creative they have been with their clues.
The next challenge sign up will be at the
beginning of March so I maybe you'd like to join in then.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

if you haven't got a Valentine

I've told you before I don't do Valentine's Day
but I do have a heart.
As a heart attack survivor I can't sing the praises
Every year on February 14 I make a donation.
Maybe you'd like to too.
See you tomorrow for The Creative Challenge.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

so easily distracted

I was meant to be stripping the beds on my day off
but when I discovered one of the sheets
was looking a bit tatty
I stripped it instead.

I have visions of a lovely oval rug
and I have started a few times ~ got it wrong
and had to start again.

I think I'm getting there now.

Well I hope so.

The sheet was just ripped to make the lengths
and the many stray strands of cotton
were spread around the yard.
I then watched the birds collecting the cotton for
their nests for ages.
Told you I was easily distracted.
PS The first Creative Challenge for the year
is up on Sunday and although we only had two
challengers sign up I know these creations
will be just amazing!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

let's socialise

I'm not here as much as I'd like to be.
I work a lot of hours outside home and although
I still squeeze in craft every chance I get
I sometimes feel they aren't worthy of a full blog post.
I blab all about them all over the internet still.
Where you may ask?
I'm on Instagram
also on facebook
and twitter
or maybe chatting away about books on GoodReads.
I also have a profiles on linkedin and I pin madly at pinterest.
Of course I still have my lovely shop too.
Phew! That's a lot of socialising isn't it!
Speaking of socialising I have a lovely visitor
for morning tea soon, just wait till you see what she makes!
Also coming up is new tutorial with a small giveaway
from a great Australian business.
So yes as you can see if I'm not here I'm there.
Or there or there or there.
Where are you?
Let me know so I can find you too.
Here's another photo of Lucy
I mean really who doesn't love Lucy!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

these are a few of my favourite pins ~ skirts

I like skirts, I really do but I don't often wear them.
My clothing board on pinterest is bulging with
lovely skirts that I'd like to try and make one day.
Here are just a few of my favourites ~
Left ~ Elastic waist skirt from A Small Snippet.
Top right ~ Striped skirt from Life is Beautiful.
Bottom right ~ Easy tulle skirt from Everyday Reading.
Are you a skirt girl?