It's Christmas Eve in Australia and I'm done with sewing for a few days. No, I didn't finish all the gifts I had planned to sew. Last night, at 1.00am, I decided that enough is enough. Hand sewing a zip upside down was the final straw. It's going to be a super cute little pouch when I rip out the stitching and re-attach the zip, but today's not the day.
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Handmade gift tags and cards are a lovely finishing touch to a wrapped present. They don't need to be fancy. Often a simple card looks the most effective. Today I am showcasing 10 quick and easy gift cards that I have chosen from the Gift Wrapping link party, here at Threading My Way.
Monday, 8 December 2014
Saturday, 6 December 2014
Friday, 5 December 2014
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Jeans - we all wear them. Whatever the style - straight leg, boot cut, skinny, high rise, low rise, flared, boyfriend, slim, tapered - jeans are made with denim; a sturdy, cotton fabric that wears well.
Durable as they may be however, jeans don't last forever. Thinning fabric, particularly in the knees, eventually leads to holes. So, what can you do with pre-loved jeans that no longer fit, are too old to wear or are simply not a style you care to wear anymore?
Monday, 1 December 2014
Reusable fabric bags are a great way to wrap presents. Not only do they look terrific, but there's nothing wasted or thrown out. Bags can be very simple; just a couple of rows of stitching, tied with a ribbon and made in literally minutes. Or they can be more elaborate and a gift in themselves, with the lucky recipient receiving two gifts in one.