It is Valentine’s Day again and the perfect time for a love heart design. I have been working hard on learning to use Illustrator lately. My skills are still very basic but last week I made this design. It is a simple two layered heart design that can be appliquéd on anything you’d like in any colour you’d like. Love hearts don’t have to be red or pink.Read More
It is almost Christmas time and this year I haven’t had time to make any new tutorials. I haven’t had time for any Christmas sewing at all, which is a shame since I have so many pretty Christmas fabrics.
Two Christmases ago I posted this post about how to make these Christmas pillows. You can find the post here. The pillow on the left is made from a pattern from Diary of a Quilter’s Amy Smart. You can find the post here.
Last year I found a picture on Pinterest of a table runner that I made with Christmas and wrote this post about how I made my own version. You can find the post here.
These cute little Christmas bags is a great way to use scraps of Christmas fabric. You can find the tutorial on my tutorials page or here.
I hope you have time for some Christmas sewing. It is still two weeks left until Christmas, hopefully I have some time too. Or I have to plan better and start earlier next year. Don’t forget to enjoy Christmas time, it is very hot here so tomorrow I am going to the beach with my teenage daughters.
Until next time, happy sewing and take care.
Last week I made this dress for my youngest daughter. Spring is just around the corner here in Australia and it is always nice with a new dress when the warmer weather arrives.
My youngest daughter is a very big Harry Potter fan and seems to know every detail about the topic. In a couple of weeks she is going to Oz Comic-Con here in Melbourne in a Hermione Granger costume and asked me to make her the beaded bag.
I did a bit of research and the blog Finding My Way gave me a lot of inspiration on how to make it.
It is a quite easy tutorial and one of those projects where you can play around with materials and embellishments. In addition to cotton fabric I used scraps of velvet and satin. For embellishments I used a braided ribbon and black seed beads and also the decorative stitches on my sewing machine which I usually don’t use very often. I hope you enjoy the tutorial.
Until next time happy sewing and take care!