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Pretty Dresden plate Pincushion tutorial

  Here's a great pincushion project featuring a pretty dresden plate. Pincushions are an absolute necessity for any sewer. A dresden plate pincushion is a great addition as you can use the petals to grade your needles and pins so they don't get all mixed up together. You can embellish your dresden with some pretty embroidery before … [Read More...]

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Ginger & Macadamia nut ANZAC biscuits

  In Australia this weekend we have ANZAC (Australia and New Zealand Army Corp) Day- it's a name that is particularly associated with our role in Gallipoli in WW1.  It's our national day of … [Read More...]


Surprise! Sneek Peek….new quilt patterns from Red Brolly

Look what just came back from David Hansor, Quilter Extraordinaire! Just a brief sneeky peek of new quilt patterns and projects coming. Gather together all those lovely Lecien Flower Sugar … [Read More...]


“Feed your Soul” Hand Embroidery project

We're just loving the Dresden plate trend at the moment, aren't you? They are just so pretty and very versatile. Remember the dresden plate we made in our English paper piecing tutorial? We … [Read More...]


Baking the perfect cupcake

Would you like to take your cupcakes to the next level and bake perfect cupcakes everytime? Cupcakes come in handy all.the.time. Especially if you have younger children or grandchildren- there is … [Read More...]


Keeping your embroidery project clean

Let's face it, we all love to embroider on lovely, crisp, new, sparkling clean white linen. It is just beautiful to stitch on. A luxury given the cost. Lovely to stitch on...a nightmare to keep … [Read More...]

Tulip Tutorial

Tulip Tutorial.

    At the moment I'm working on a new range of children's quilts with a modern look. The Little Elephant Quilt that was on Facebook, and this one, the Bunny Love quilt is part of … [Read More...]


Tips for using social media in your craft business

Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Google +, Flickr, YouTube....the list could go on and on. Are you confused? Consumed by it all? Do you use social media for your small craft business? Are you … [Read More...]


Easter string nests

A last minute Easter idea to do with the kids. These little string nests are messy, sticky, involve balloons and are fun...they tick all the boxes for a kids Easter craft activity. The longest … [Read More...]


Carrot cookie slamwich

Squish! Squash! Crush! Slam! Ooze! Goosh! ...yum! There is absolutely no dainty way you can devour these carrot cookies. One bite of these hearty cookies and cream cheese oozes out the sides and over … [Read More...]


Bunny fabric crush

Easter is fast approaching. That cute little, chocolate bearing, fluffy tailed, bouncing bunny comes this Sunday and in anticipation of his arrival we've selected some pretty bunny rabbit themed … [Read More...]


Felt Flower Easter egg cosies

An alternative to the chick egg cosy pattern. These Easter egg cosies are made with pretty Tilda fabric and a simple, embellished felt flower with a layered button … [Read More...]


Maple syrup choc chip banana bread

A simple twist on the classic banana bread. The addition of maple syrup makes a great alternative and adds a slight malty flavour to the bread. This recipe makes a moist, chewy, chunky and not overly … [Read More...]


How to English Paper piece

Make this beautiful Dresden Plate with the gorgeous Flower Sugar fabrics from Lecien. Are you trying to get what all those beautiful little stitched together hexi's are all about? Have you "missed the … [Read More...]


Chick Egg Cozies- Free pattern

As we are about to kick of our Easter craft and sewing, we thought that we would re-post some of our most popular Easter sewing patterns that were lost in the blog revamp. These sweet little … [Read More...]