Thursday, 31 May 2012

Free Folder / Binder Cover - Tutorial

I finished making a fabric folder cover yesterday for my patterns. And I thought I would share with you how I make them..... I have made quite a few of them over the years and they make a plain old plastic folder look great...... You can make them any size by just taking a few measurements. Hope it helps.........

Click here which will take you to my website and there you will find the pdf download. for the tutorial which you can save or print.




Tuesday, 29 May 2012

What to do??

Have been working on a new quilt and am trying to decide on the border...... I wanted to create a patchwork one.... So I search through my books for ideas...... I do have a few of them..... but dont tell anyone..... it is almost a small library..... But I do love them for inspiration.... So I came up with using a block called a friendship block.... I liked the idea!!  so I chose my fabrics to match the quilt I am making..... anywho ... worked out the measurements and made two blocks in opposite colour ways.... Now I have to decide which one I will make... I need about 40 blocks for the border.... mmmmm.......

Monday, 21 May 2012

Lamp recovering workshop.

Okay.... I have a confession..... Well... As you would know by reading my blog title I LOVE sewing.... but I must confess.... that I am actually a lover of craft as well.... he he... oh and beautiful fabric.......

Anywho... I had a great day today, went to a lamp recovering workshop at my friend Vals, Patchwork shop in Milton (you know My Patch).... Val can recover and make lampshades, now that is a crafty skill. So I went along to today hoping to learn a new crafty skill...

It was so fantastic that I forgot to take a before picture.... But I did take an after..... I hope you like it, I used a Phillip Jacobs fabric in some of my favourite colours... I must say it looks alot better than the daggy old black one... he he

Thats me on the right and Judy and Bronwyn with their lamp recovering sensations!!

My new lampshade... I love the colours!!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Here I am, my first blog.

It is an exciting day as my great friend Val, is in Berry, NSW today at a quilt show with her business My Patch, Milton. She has in her possession my first range of sewing patterns and some samples of my things that I am selling. I hope someone will like them. I will post a pic of her display when she sends me one... Woo hoo.