Stash Busting Footstool

It’s home decor month on the stash-busting Facebook group I’m part of and, truthfully, it’s the first time it is really about stash busting for me. My sewing life has been mostly home decor for years, it is only in the last year I’ve been dressmaking. I’ve accumulated a nice stash of garment fabrics but…

Baby Bouquet

I made this bouquet for a¬†friend at work who is having twins, my colleagues and I wanted to give her a gift when she left to go on maternity leave. I made all the elements from ideas I found online (the links are all below). But I love the ideas you see of presenting baby…

Empty Nest

I know that having a craft/sewing room is an incredible privilege. But oh my goodness it is one I’ve got used to! Right now The Pumpkin Room looks like this: Builders are coming tomorrow to start on at least 2 months of work fixing internal subsidence damage. With all the stuff gone you can see…

Icebreaker glass pebbles

Just a short post to share an idea. My idea is that you would pass the pebbles round and people would take one. Then when they introduce themselves everyone answers a different question instead of the same one. You will need: Glass Pebbles like these in the link, at least 25mm wide, bigger than the standard…

Patchwork Pouffes

Proper quilters will want to avert their eyes! But I wanted the quilted effect and the strength of the combined fabric so I did a bit of speed quilting. I wanted to make lots of seats the same. I aimed for 15 but ran out of time, I made 9 this way. I’m writing it…

Map Wallpaper Stairs

I can’t claim to have thought of either elements of this idea, that is wallpapering steps or using maps as wallpaper (my sister in law introduced me to that one). But I thought it was worth posting because I haven’t seen anyone else put the two ideas together. It took a little bit of thinking…

Ironing Table on Wheels

So this was a stroke of space saving genius if I do say so myself. The ironing board and the spare bed took up the whole room between them. We had a single bed with a trundle bed underneath. So we gave away the spare bed and kept the mattress on the low trundle base…