Monday, 24 November 2014

English Paper Pieced Table Topper...

It's only taken me 8 months, but I have FINALLY finished my English Paper Pieced Table Topper. You'd wonder why something so small could take a long time to finish, but if you're not familiar with English Paper Piecing, it's all sewn by hand.


Saturday, 22 November 2014

Threading Your Way ~ Features

Thank you for all your constructive suggestions about my handbag. I've decided I will contact the manufacturer, rather than attempt to reline the bag.

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

A fantastic bag, added to the Bags & Totes link party. How awesome is this for a FIRST ever sewing project. It's also Michelle's first blog post. Check out her third sewing project, too - a wallet made without a pattern.

Butterfly Tote by Michelle, from Stitch Unpick Repeat

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Handbag Problem ~ Help Appreciated...

If you've ever bought yourself a Cellini leather handbag, you'll know they're not cheap, but they are beautiful handbags that look great and are made to last. They're an Australian brand, so I'm not sure if they're available elsewhere. I recently purchased the bag pictured on one of those shop till you drop shopping bus trips.


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Kid Painted T-shirts...

Jazz up a plain t-shirt by adding some kid painted art work. The kids will have a unique, one of a kind garment that no one else is wearing and they'll be proud to get dressed in and show off their new creations. You can start with a ready made t-shirt, or, as I did, start from scratch and make your own t-shirt. Today I'll show you how the kids and I made two tank tops, with a few pieces of knit material and some fabric paint.

Kid Painted T-shirts... make a t-shirt, with a few pieces of knit material and some fabric paint ~ Threading My Way


Friday, 14 November 2014

Shop Handmade this Christmas...

Everyone knows about Etsy, but perhaps you haven't yet discovered MadeIt - proudly Australian 100% handmade. MadeIt is an online store, allowing you to buy unique, handmade goods from sellers 7 days a week, from the comfort of your own home. Creative and talented sellers are able to sell their goods both within Australia and internationally.



Thursday, 13 November 2014

Drawstring Bag to Hold a French Knitting Kit...

Looking for an inexpensive crafty gift for a little someone. How about a French Knitting Kit? Don't just stop at the kit, add a skein of wool and whip up a drawstring bag to keep everything together. Today's tutorial will show you how to make a lined drawstring bag with boxed corners, that's just the right size for one large skein of wool and a French Knitting Kit.

How to make a lined Drawstring Bag with contrasting fabric ... the perfect size for a French Knitting Bag ~ Threading My Way


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Where to find ~ Images, Clip Art and Graphics for Your Blog...

Taking great photos is not something I'm good at, but I keep reading how the right photo will enhance a blog post. As I'm a visual person, I understand this totally. My eye is drawn first to an image and if it appeals to me, the text comes next. Does that mean I only read blogs with outstanding photos - heck, no!!! But, as I'm scrolling through my RSS reader, it's definitely the images and graphics that I notice first.

Where to find FREE images and clip art for your blog ~ Threading My Way


Saturday, 8 November 2014

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

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

A fabulous top, added to the Tops for Women link party. Great job on your first knitted top Becky!!!

Leopard Print Peplum Top by Becky, from Polka Dot Girl