Saturday, June 30, 2012

Quick share...

I thought I would quickly share a few of the favourite things I have sewn lately.  All of them are super simple and I have wanted to make them for ages I just didn't have the mojo to do it.  Now I really need to make some more!

I got this fabric only a short while ago and really fell in love with it.  The colours are beautiful.  So I wanted to make something that I wouldn't stuff up and that I could look at, so some pretty pillowcases it was!  

This was one of my pot holder transformations, it's a little wallet with snap lock bags inside to hold stuff I might need.  I am still deciding what to put in here, I'm thinking things like bandaids etc for the car glove box or things for those soccer trips we seem to do every day of every weekend in winter.

And this is the most exciting one for me.  My lovely friend Kristie showed me how to crochet on the weekend and I've been at it ever since.  I'm attempting a big blanket for one of the beds in the caravan.  I'm doing pink and brown.  I really love it.  I am working with acrylic wool when I would prefer pure wool but as it is my first attempt I went with the cheaper option in case it didn't work out.  

I'll definitely be back to update on this one, I wonder how long it will take me to make?  

I nearly forgot another one of my favourites - this cushion I put together.  I've blogged before about a new product (well new to me) that I got called Chenile Tape.  You just sew it onto your fabric up the middle of the strip and then wash and dry it and it frays and becomes fluffy.  I chose three colours and pinned them alongside each other on my fabric and then sewed up the seams etc to create my cushion cover. It was really easy and really quick.  I love the finished product and I used hardly any tape.  I will definitely be making more of these.  

My poor old sewing machine is feeling tired at the moment, it's not sewing properly so I think my crochet blanket may take over my crafting for a little while.


  1. Love the pillows with the cute pom poms!
    I can recommend Bendigo Woollen Mill (online shop) great price for great wool - cheaper then spotlight apparently, Tyler's Gran is knitting him a jumper with it at the moment!

    1. Thanks Jess, I'm heading over to that shop for a look now :)

  2. Lovely colours in those pillow cases Debbie-wow, they really pOp. The pot holder conversion is so clever...I need to do that. :)

    1. I really do love the pillow cases. All Pinterest inspiration and tutorials :)


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