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…

Butterfly blouse – sew long summer

I’m really excited to be blogging as part of the sew long summer tour. I thought I’d challenge myself and do something really different. I fell in love with the decades of style butterfly blouse a while ago so this was the perfect moment. 1930s Butterfly Blouse I also found this beautiful sheer blue grey fabric at…

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…

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…

Fairy Toadstool Playhouse

I’ve already posted about how I made the tablecloth. This is how I turned it into the playhouse. I was so pleased with the tablecloth I was really nervous about cutting into it, but I’m really happy with how it turned out. My playhouse had three additional projects, I’ve written them up individually below: Door,…

Fairy Toadstool Tablecloth

I’m going to do this post in two halves. What I actually did was make this toadstool tablecloth and then turn it into a playhouse. But I loved it just as a tablecloth and think it is a worthy project in its own right. I was making this for a friend and her table is…