Friday 30 December 2011

Sock Monkey Hat

Vintage umbrella: Sock Monkey Hat - these would be so cute to make - for all the clever ones that can knit.

Owl Potholder

!Sew WE Quilt!: Comfort and JOY with Bea and her Tutorial for Owl

Sunday 18 December 2011

Friendship Bracelets

Take yourself back to your childhood with these Friendship Bracelets.

Little girls dress tutorial and pattern

I saw this dress and thought it would be lovely for winter for a girl, even the sleeveless version with tights and very easy to do as well.    Un Petit Design  has a full tutorial and pattern on her blog.

Friday 16 December 2011

Stitched Christmas Tree Cards

I love simplicity and these Christmas Cards over at pennydog blog are what I would find simple and effective.

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Funky Fabric Birds

Funky Fabric Birds

These fun, chubby stuffed birds in Autumn colors will be a sweet addition .....they are a perfect project for using up some fabric scraps.


Owliver...... this little guy is hard to resist ....pop him on a shelf, sit him on a desk or simply give him to someone to love. He’s sure to be a hoot!

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Tuesday 22 November 2011

Chevron Quilt

There is one awesome looking Chevron Quilt over at Hyacinth Quilt Designs. I imagine we could use a jellyroll to make this too.

Monday 21 November 2011

Label Cords At Both Ends for Maximum Organization

The picture says it all, doesn't it!! What a fantastic idea to keep your cords organised and no longer have to worry about pulling out the wrong cord.

Triple Chocolate Cake

Good old fashioned chocolate, and not just one chocolate but a triple chocolate pound cake over at Country Pleasures....those who know me know I don't really like cooking but this sounds divine and not so hard to make ;-)

Sunday 20 November 2011

Cathedral Windows Quilt

Amy Gibson has a terrific easy cathedral window style baby quilt tutorial over at the Moda Bakeshop using a layer cake....she has made it into a baby size quilt but I can see this looking stunning on a queen size bed. I love this idea and how easy it seems to come together.

Scrappy Owl Block

Buzzing and Bumbling: Free Instructions for a Scrappy Owl Block: Are you wanting an easy way to make cute little owls for a quilt, pillow, place-mat, table runner or how about a panel for a bag?

Merry Christmas in a Jar

For something quick simple and cute why not re-create Kiki's ideas of Merry Christmas in a Jar.

Propeller Block

!Sew WE Quilt!: Guest Blocker with Jennifer and her Propeller Block

What a great looking block to try. Sew WE Quilt has some more great block tutorials over at her blog, so jump on over and have a look.

An update on the Propeller block - well some interesting reading anyway about it being considered an antique block. Shows a couple of ways you could make this block up into a quilt. Would look fantastic done in modern fabrics.

Saturday 19 November 2011

I really love the way Joan is using up her selvages...I have been collecting selvages for some time now and saving it for "just the right" project....not knowing what that was going to be....but now I think this could be it.....I really love how effective this looks. Joan has gotten her ideas from Instructions for the Red Zinger but has added her measurements which helps greatly.

Faux Piped Binding

TLC Stitches shares her way of making faux piped binding.

I also noticed Trisha has a very different way to make nine patch blocks using squares not strips .....seriously need to give this method a whirl.

Thursday 10 November 2011

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Sewing: Chevron Chenille Baby Blanket (Tutorial)

This Chevron Chenille Blanket is such an effective quilt/blanket that seems like it would whip up easily....definitely something to try I think.

Chevron Chenille Baby Blanket (Tutorial)

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Table Runner

I just stumbled across this lovely tablerunner on the Moda Bake Shop using a Verna charm pack. Of course we can use any charm pack to make it especially now that Verna is becoming impossible to find anywhere. Another to add to my never ending list.

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Matryoshka Dolls

My Sparkle has a cute Matryoshka Doll ornament pattern you could whip up easily for Christmas decorating this year. Thanks for sharing this with everybody Danielle.

Free Blog Backgrounds

Dani from Designs by Dani is sharing her talents with will find some cute backgrounds and headers for your blogs, so go have a peek.

Friday 23 September 2011

Ribbon Quilt Block

Ryan from "I'm Just A Guy Who Quilts" has a tutorial showing how to create a great looking Ribbon Block but unfortunately the link no longer works. I have however located another link on Quilters Cache for the same block.  Thank you to Quilters Cache!! Looks very effective put together in a quilt.

*** Edited thanks to Andrew for supplying a link to Ryan*** You can get the block tutorial over at Ryan Walsh Quilts.

Monday 12 September 2011

Friday 9 September 2011

Crayon Canvas Art

What a cool way to entertain the kids with your help and also decorate the kids room....take a look at this simple method seen here and here, and then again here.

Mittens Table Runner

For a simple Christmas Table Runner using mittens and set on point you can make an effective table runner for the festive season.

Thursday 1 September 2011

Zip-Itself Coin Purse

This zip-itself coin purse is a cute, nifty, and creative design....clever way to use a zip and create something that little bit different.

Tuesday 30 August 2011

Quilted Coasters

Cubby House Crafts has these pretty coasters on her blog that she has sewn up and I just love them. Now I'm guessing that I can find a applique' flower shape to use as a template or even one of my dies from scrappin might work.

Sunday 28 August 2011

Tuesday 9 August 2011

Stack and Slash Quilt with Kate

I just stumbled across a great tutorial on a Stack and Slash quilt that I had to share. Take a look how effective and easy this looks. This was created by Kate Conklin but is featured on Chasing Cotton....Bec also has tutorials that are worth looking at.

Hot Cross Buns Quilt

Sewing in Wendy City has a quilt tutorial over at the Moda Bakeshop called Hot Cross Buns. Such a cute idea and definitely another to add to the list.

Sunday 7 August 2011

Tea Time Mug Rug

Sara over at Wild Olive has a really cute mug rug with a teabag embroidery to top it even though I don't do lace its sweet and without the lace I think its just gorgeous....going to have to make one of these.

Saturday 30 July 2011

Owl Recipe Cards

My Owl Barn has free Owl recipe cards to download and print....hooo wouldn't want some of these owly goodies.

Friday 15 July 2011

Starry Eyed Quilt

Moda Bakeshop have another great quilt pattern up called Starry Eyed that I would love to make "one" day. Take a gander and I am sure you will agree.


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