Happy New Year!

I hope you have had a wonderful holiday period however you celebrated and are ready for a new year.
As you know I haven’t been able sew and make new tutorials and patterns as much as usual this past 6 months due to hand surgery in May last year. This will hopefully change during 2023.

As usual there is free tutorials/patterns to download from my tutorials page, one of my favourites are the Foldable Shopping Tote, my latest tutorial from April 2022 among others. I also have 21 patterns for sale in my Etsy shop. The most popular is the laptop/tablet case and the wallet patterns.

It has been a busy few months even if I haven’t done much sewing. My daughter got married last week and right before Christmas she and her husband moved in next door. The wedding was a wonderful event and great to have the whole family together and getting to know my son in law’s family.

I have also worked on my crochet skills the past 6 months. It has been easier on my hands, it’s the shaking/vibrations of the sewing machine thats the biggest problem. Also very exciting to learn new skills, I really enjoy and have learnt a lot from Daisy Farm Crafts.

Happy sewing and take care!


Summer Break

It’s been nearly three months since I wrote a blogpost last, one of my longest breaks since I started my blog. The last post I wrote in early November was about sewing your own Christmas wrapping. I also had plans to make a Christmas table runner tutorial and write about making other Christmas decorations.

My world stopped in early November when my Dad unexpectedly past away. He lived in Sweden and I live in Australia, luckily our international borders opened the very same week he past away and I am very grateful that I got go. It was a very stressful trip in many ways; saying good bye to my dad and the funeral, starting to take my parents home of 20 years apart, totally unprepared for an early Swedish winter that we hadn’t experienced in 30 years and also due to changing Covid regulations all over the world. But it was also positive experiences, I got to see my mum who is in a nursing home now and my sister for the first time since 2019, I met relatives and family friends I hadn’t seen for many years.

I haven’t done much sewing over the past three months but I did make time for some fabric retail therapy. There is some very nice fabric shops around here and I managed to buy several pieces during January. Not that I haven’t got enough fabric, but pretty fabric is a weekness of mine and when there is pretty fat quarter bundles of fabric that goes very well together is just too much.

My next project will be something for me, maybe a new laptop case or a new beach bag. I also have a couple of back to school gifts to make. My WIP crochet project is a throw that I hope to finish before winter. I plan on writing more tutorials and patterns during 2022. In the meantime have look at my tutorials page and pattern shop for ideas. It is still summer holidays here and I am very fortunate to live close to the beach. Being close to the water is healing for the soul.

Until next time, happy sewing and take care.


100 blog posts in 5 years

Hello Everyone!

This is a very special post. I have been blogging for five years and this is my 100th post. So I guess I am not posting very often but do my best to make the posts enjoyable reading.
A lot of sewing has happened during these five years of course, I am much better at making patterns and my Etsy shop is going really well. My bestselling pattern is my Laptop / Tablet Case PDF Sewing Pattern and you can read about it here.

My most read posts are the tutorial for headphone pouch without a zipper and my sons stethoscope case. These are free tutorials that you can find on my tutorials page and download as PDFs and print. There is also other free patterns/tutorials you can find there. Why don’t you have a look? You can find it here or in the menu.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Like most people I am happy to see the back of 2020 and hope that 2021 will be a better one.

Thank you for all your support, my Etsy shop has been very successful this year. I am very grateful for this and it inspires me to keep going and make new patterns. Sewing is a great thing to do when having to stay home.

My most read blogpost this year again is my free headphone pouch tutorial that you can download from my tutorials page and read about here.

Another very popular blogpost and my most pinned image on pinterest this year is my take on this bag that I made for my daughter’s Hermione Granger cosplay outfits. You can find it here.

Another popular post and image is this case that I made for one of sons friends when they started med school 5 years ago. I have been asked to make surgical caps, maybe a blogpost for 2021.

All the best and may 2021 be a better year for us all.
Happy sewing and take care!