05 June, 2024

Making the cutest crossbody bag!

 

I just finished sewing this awesomely cute bag for myself. Do you like it?

It's the Orbit Bag from Helen's Closet and you can do it with or without the pieced quilt star front, in fact you can use no patchwork at all. You could just use a decorative fabric panel, maybe an old favourite tshirt that's been interfaced so it's sturdy. You could do any type of quilted panel for the front, maybe your favourite dresdens or you could use EPP too. It's only limited by your imagination.

There are some tips that I have for making this - the perfect hacks to make this sew easier for you, if you'd like to know what they are then just click here...... to go to see them.

I also think this would look equally good done in recycled denim from your old worn out jeans. If the quilting bit puts you off then you can either use pre-quilted fabric or just spray bast the layers together well and sew as is - also perfect for you favourite fabric patch too.

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22 May, 2024

Crocheting that unused yarn.

 

Some fun smaller projects that I made just to use up some unused, unloved fabric in my stash. 

I didn't use any pattern, I just kinda made them up as I went along. I think my little alien friends turned out ok.

This was the first one I made, I love his big eye! I named him Archie for the arched shaped of this legs/body.

This is the second guy I made, can you see his lil tooth in his mouth? I named him Coney for the cone shape of his body. 

These are kind of addictive and a great way to use up unused yarn in my stash. I think I'll keep going and make more! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them though, do you think that if I donated them to charity that the kids would like them or would they freak out?

Do you like my lil aliens, did my freestyling, no pattern thing work ok? 

Would you like to see how I made this up with no pattern? If your keen, I can always do a 'how I did this' type thing on my Youtube channel.

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19 May, 2024

Something for me.

 

I was packing my stuff to head up to my Mum's for the week when I realised that all my pj's were olddddd. Like really old, worn out, faded, holey and stretched out. So I decided to hunt through my fabric stash and came up with some soft cotton, chose an awesome sewing pattern (this one......) and made it.

I even filmed myself making them if you'd like to see the process, click here..... to see it.

I love wearing the top, it's so comfy and I feel pretty wearing it so I'm definitely going to make myself a bunch more as it's a great way to use up that fabric that isn't your favourite and doesn't have a particular project in mind!

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16 May, 2024

Using not hoarding (or stashing!)

 

I've been moving a big box of yarn around the cupboard for years now but stuff it, I couldn't be bothered finding yet another space for it so I decided to pull it out for good and turn it into something useful.

Hence this gorgeous squishy mixed matchy striped cardigan was born. Also, because the yarn is kinda bulky, I finished it within months not years like normal! Yay! I love it. I added pockets to it as I'm a pocket girl. I bought the buttons from a local button collector. Any scrap yarn that I have left will not go into the cupboard, instead I'm knitting something up for my son!

Yay to making not stashing! Do you like the cardi ...or are you 'old fashioned' and don't like stripes on bigger bodies? Also, I finished it in time for our very cold autumn weather and perfect for the #memademay or even better #memademay2024

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05 February, 2024

Creativity Journal Giveaway

 

Let me introduce you to this idea filled creativity journal called The Big Book of Little Sparks Creativity Journal by Carrie Bloomston & Ruth Burrows.

It's a fun filled way to get the spark going or to unblock any mind barriers that you may have in life. You can use it any way you like - from the first page to the last or just open it up to whatever you're feeling like that day. You'll soon find yourself bursting with creativity and then ideas on how to channel that creativity into something useful and fun.

If you'd like to win a copy of this fantastic journal then either leave a comment here below or head over to Instagram here... and leave a comment on the journal photo in my ig feed. Entries open worldwide.

Entries close 12th February 2024. I'll contact you either via email if you've commented here or via dm on Instagram where I'll only ask you for your postal details (& nothing else, postage will be free).

Good luck!

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