Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Why do Some Projects Just Stall and Others Don't?

Why is it that some sewing projects are plain sailing from start to finish, whilst others seem to take FOREVER to complete? And, of course, there's those half finished items that may never see the light of day again.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Showcasing ~ Reversible Fat Quarter Library Bag ~ Tutorial

Whether you call them book bags, or library bags, a small tote makes carrying books to and from school or the library that much easier. Today's showcased tutorial is a great project for someone who is new to sewing.

Learn how to make a reversible library / book bag that is fat quarter friendly. Tutorial by Simply Shoeboxes

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Showcasing ~ Cosmetic Bag ~ Free Template + Tutorial

I have lots of zippered pouches. I use them for all sorts of things. Today's showcased tutorial, a zippered cosmetic bag, is a beginner friendly project.

Learn how to make a cosmetic bag. Tutorial and free template by Apple Green Cottage

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

How to make an Elastic Waist Skirt with a Lace Ruffle ~ Tutorial

Skirts with an elastic waist are such a practical item of clothing for young girls, and they're easy to sew, too. A few gathers and a little lace will ensure the skirt becomes a well worn garment. Today's tutorial will show you how to make a knee length skirt, complete with the all important twirl factor, suitable for ages two - five.

Learn how to make a gathered cotton and lace skirt for girls aged 2 - 5. Tutorial by Threading My Way

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Showcasing ~ Easy Halloween Wall Hanging ~ Tutorial

With more than two weeks till Halloween, there's plenty of time left to whip up some decorations. Today's showcased tutorial, a Halloween banner, is a quick and easy make...

Learn how to easily decorate by sewing a DIY Halloween banner. Tutorial by Swoodson Says.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Our Resident Satin Bowerbird

We are so very fortunate to share our garden with a male Satin Bowerbird. For at least fifteen years he, or his predecessors, have built bowers in the same location, underneath murraya bushes.

Satin Bowerbird

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A super fun hair bow added to the Hair Accessories link party. They're quick to make, too...

Confetti Hair Bows by Liz, from Howling at the Moon

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Showcasing ~ Large Zippered Tote Bag ~ Tutorial

Adding a recessed zipper to the top of a bag is not as hard as you may think. And it keeps the contents of your bag safe and sound inside.

Learn how to make a tote bag that closes with a recessed zipper. Tutorial by Vicky Myers Creations