Friday 30 September 2016

Reusable Fabric Grocery Bags

Since showing you my reusable fabric grocery bag a couple of weeks ago, I've made another nine shopping bags. Ten bags all up - six for me and four will become presents. 

Reusable fabric grocery bags - no more plastic bags. Threading My Way

Sunday 25 September 2016

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

An awesome bag, added to both the Denim Refashioning and the Bags & Totes link parties. Made from denim and Tilda scraps hand sewn together...

Sashiko Denim Bag ~ Tutorial by Vicky, from Vicky Myers Creations... this week's featured blog. Vicky, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Vicky Myers Creations is largely about making unique items from recycled materials. Vicky has written many comprehensive tutorials. I especially love her denim rag quilt, denim tote bag and wicker chair transformation.

Friday 23 September 2016

How to Repair a Large Rip with a Sewing Machine

What do you do when your son presents you with a pair of shorts that have a huge rip? Said son felt the tear was too large to mend. Even if I could fix it, he thought the repair would cause the shorts to be tighter than they already were.

Leave it with me, I said. I couldn't make the rip any worse, and the shorts weren't wearable as they were - so, nothing to lose.

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Spring - the Best Time of the Year in the Garden

I'm continuing to spend a lot of time out in the garden. Spring really is the best time of the year to enjoy the outdoors. New leaves are emerging, buds are turning into flowers and the weather is simply glorious. I know it's only a couple of weeks since I showed you photos of our garden, but today I'd thought I'd share some more.

Sunday 18 September 2016

Showcasing ~ Yoga Mat Bag Tutorial

Inspirational quotes often form part of the design on sports t-shirts, but sadly, the clothing doesn't last forever. What better way to keep the inspirational quotes alive, than to incorporate them into another sporting item. That's exactly what Jill did when she made a yoga mat bag.

Reuse the inspirational slogan from a sports tee and make a yoga mat bag. Tutorial by Creating My Way to Success.

Friday 16 September 2016

Reusable Fabric Grocery Bag

Reusable shopping bags are definitely the way to go - much better than plastic bags for a number of reasons. I'm on the lookout for the perfect grocery shopping bag and so I tried a new to me pattern.

Sunday 11 September 2016

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A comprehensive guide added to the Sewing Tips & Techniques link party. A wonderful resource for problem solving...

Sewing Machine Troubleshooting Guide, by Linda, from Sewing Bee Fabrics... this week's featured blog. Linda, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Sewing Bee Fabrics is chock a block full of free tutorials - clothes, accessories, for babies, home, sewing machine feet guides, tips & techniques, and fabric guides. Check out Linda's Easy Wet Bag,  Patchwork Picnic Mat, Quilt with Floating Binding and KAM Snap Guide.

Thursday 8 September 2016

Spring Has Sprung in My Garden

Spring has arrived in Australia, and I'm spending more time than usual out in the garden. It's the perfect time of year weather wise, so I'm making the most of the warm temperatures after the cold of Winter, and before the oppressive heat of Summer arrives.

Walk through my Australian garden in Spring ~ Threading My Way

Friday 2 September 2016

Women Wearing Pants & Jeans in the 50s, 60s and 70s

I was born in an era when ladies wore hats and gloves. Not gloves for warmth, or hats for protection from the sun. These were accessories worn for appearance, because that was how ladies dressed when they were going out.