Category Archives: Sewing

About new fabric I buy or old fabric I find, sewing, stitching, making, planning and being totally soft with your material.

The Urge to Sew Scrappy Pouches

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. Marianne Williamson I love scraps! Not only the paper scraps I use all the time, but fabric scraps too. I think I collect … Continue reading

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Recycled Wool Owl & Long Lists

What is not started will never get finished. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Do you have a list of things that you really really want to create, paint and craft? I do. My list is veeeery long, and always growing (this … Continue reading

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Sewing a very red Owl Tote

Red is such a beautiful, strong colour. I love red, but sometimes, in my passion for pink and turquoise, I forget about red. But today red has its moment of glory! Because we’ve got this Nature Trail Curtain Fabric with … Continue reading

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Handmade Campervan Bowling Bags

Even better than collecting fabric in transparent boxes is using that fabric to create everyday objects. In that way you get to see a lot more of the fabric’s pattern, right? That’s why I wanted a sturdy, usable bag from … Continue reading

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DIY Skirt with a lot of Embroidery

Happy World Embroidery Day today! Whether you are celebrating with stitching on an old embroidery project or starting a brand new today in honor of this special day, I hope that you take the time to embroider something. Today on … Continue reading

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I love Vintage Bed Linen Fabric

I can have such huge sewing cravings, where I long to handle and patch together fabric. But because I do so many different things I postpone most of my ideas “for later”. But this one couldn’t wait! I got these … Continue reading

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Pillow with Kantha Embroidery

Kantha is a type of embroidery, popular in West Bengal. It consists of a simple running stitch and it is popular in “Kantha saris” traditionally worn by women in Bengal. Kantha stitching is also used to make simple quilts, commonly … Continue reading

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Craft Project | Embroidered Heart

Who doesn’t want (and need!) a stuffed heart of their own? I think everyone needs such a thing, as a reminder of the many good things that excist in the world. Like friendship. Togetherness. Good craft times. Belly laughs. And … Continue reading

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Fun free motion sewing

I love free motion sewing! If my sewing machine did too I would do it a lot more, but most of the time it ends with us really disliking each other (and the machine needle tip breaking off!). You use … Continue reading

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Tiny wooly kittens

I know my stuff is a niche market. It’s limited edition, and off beat. It does not suit everyone, but it suits me. * Denise Litchfield A whole gang of tiny wooly cats are now rooming around in my Etsy … Continue reading

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