Monday, 21 April 2014

Op Shopping ~ Fashionable or Not?


Op Shops (Thrift Stores) have always been around, but it hasn't always been cool to frequent them. In days gone past, there was a certain stigma attached to Op Shops and buying second hand clothes. I cannot remember any negativity being associated with buying second hand books or furniture, for instance, but purchasing second hand clothes was another matter. If you could afford to buy clothes in a regular shop, then you didn't tend to frequent Op Shops.

Friday, 18 April 2014

New Additions to my Stash...



I SO don't need any new fabric. I'm fast running out of places to neatly store any more purchases. However, no matter how hard I try, the stash is growing, instead of decreasing, in size. On a recent holiday to the Mid North Coast region of N.S.W. I thought I was fairly safe from fabric shops. Little did I know, that tucked away, inside a quilty craft shop, was a little basket of fabric just waiting for me.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Petite Fille Dress...


It's been a while since I've done any sewing for Dress A Girl Around the World. Looking back through the blog, it was October last year when I made two Darling Daisy dresses. This time I've used the Petite Fille Style dress pattern, by Puperita.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Screen Printing with Saffron Craig...


Last week my daughter and I were lucky enough to attend a Screen Printing Workshop with Australian fabric designer, Saffron Craig. I was wanting to explore the process of screen printing and I've long admired Saffron's beautiful fabrics, so the workshop sounded perfect.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Ten Electronic Gadget Cover Tutorials...



Electronic gadgets... things that didn't exist when I was a kid. Today they're a part of everyday life; mobile phones (cell phones), iPads, digital cameras, iPods, Sat Navs, eReaders, etc. Each device need cables and a charging device, so it's handy to have something to keep all the bits and pieces together, as well as a protective cover of some sort for the device itself. 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Adding Piping to a Pillowcase...


In January I purchased some fun pirate prints at Material Obsession, in Drummoyne (Sydney). They were 25% off and I just couldn't resist. At the time, I thought that perhaps I'd turn the fabric into pillowcases and that's just what I ended up doing.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Drawstring Shoulder Bag Tutorial...

How to make a Drawstring Shoulder Bag ~ tutorial by Threading My Way


I don't go anywhere without a handbag. I have several, mainly black and in different styles and sizes, but none are particularly large. If I have a lot to carry, I like to have a lightweight fabric bag in addition to my handbag. Today I'll show you how to make a drawstring bag that you can carry on your shoulder, together with your handbag.