Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Drawstring Gift Bags...

Reusable Drawstring Gift Bags... two gifts in one ~ Threading My Way


Christmas is fast approaching - sooner than I'd like. 2014 was going to be my year to be super organised, pacing myself throughout the year, so there'd be no last minute rush. Hmmm - it hasn't happened. All I've made are some pillowcases - one with lace and two with piping.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Board Shorts Refashion...

Refashion a pair of men's boardshorts to a pair of boy's shorts... a very easy project ~ Threading My Way


When packing for our recent holiday, I noticed the elastic had lost its stretch in one of Mr TMW's board shorts. The construction was such that it would be a lot of work to replace the elastic, so I decided to refashion them for Little Mister instead.

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

I'm running a bit late, with this week's features, but here they are - (all will be Pinned)...

An amazing quilt, added to the Quilting & Patchwork link party. Even if it's sad, I like to hear the story behind how and why a quilt is made...

Wedding - Turned Memorial UP Quilt by Jen, from de Jong Dream House

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Free Motion Embroidery ~ Recycling Fabrics


I love the online sewing community, but nothing beats a day sewing in real life with a good friend. Yesterday was one such day. My friend and I sewed and chatted for a whole day. Perhaps it was more chatting than sewing, especially on my part, but it had been seven months since we'd last seen each other at the Quilting Retreat and we had a lot of catching up to do.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Dress Up Costumes ~ Halloween Ideas...

It's only in recent years, that Halloween has started to be celebrated in Australia. It hasn't been adopted by everyone, but is becoming more popular. Wherever you live and whether you celebrate Halloween or not, you couldn't avoid knowing it's happening soon, unless you never, ever spend time online.

As Threading My Way is read by people all around the world, I thought I'd showcase some of my favourite costumes from our Costumes & Pretend Dress Up Clothes link party. Some of them have been sewn specifically for Halloween, whilst others have been worn at birthday parties, special occasions or just made for the dress up box.

Disney Frozen's Little Anna Dress by Annie, from Peaches and Bees


Saturday, 18 October 2014

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

This week's features - (all have been Pinned)...

A very creative idea, added to the Home Decor link party. Maybe this could be adapted with a Christmas theme...

Mini Tag Bunting ~ Tutorial by Ella and Nesta, from Ella & Nesta's Little Room

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Port Stephens Beach Holiday...


We're just back from a fabulous, week's holiday at Port Stephens, about three hours north of Sydney. A beach holiday with family is my idea of a great time. When the kids were little, we had many wonderful holidays in Port Stephens. This time Mr TMW and I went away with our youngest son and his wife. 

Friday, 10 October 2014

Ten FREE Bag and Tote Tutorials...


As of today, there are over 500 fabulous bags and totes linked up to our ongoing Bags & Totes Link Party. If you are looking to make a new bag, handbag or tote, this is the place to look for ideas, tutorials, patterns, pattern reviews and inspiration.

Today I'm showcasing 10 awesome FREE bag and tote tutorials from the Bags & Totes Link Party, here at Threading My Way.