Tag Archives: christmas

Odd socks for giants

Last weekend I found myself with spare sewing time because I had to put my book step-outs on hold. But that aside for a moment, it meant I made these ugly sweater blocks (pattern by Kid Giddy) with some silly dog-themed Christmas fabric I knew they had at My Sewing Room. And they became two stockings […]

I’m back…

First thing first, I had 43 entries in time for my magazine giveaway so I have drawn a winner… Congrats to Anita, I’ll be emailing in just a moment. I’m back home! I have done a small bit of hand sewing but my heart’s not really in it at the moment, in fact I’ve not […]

Small stuff finished

I’ve made a few little things this past week. Firstly I have this purse and three fat quarters inside for a secret santa swap on the Popular Patchwork forum… I also started this embroidery for Kirsty about 9 months ago after her dog Taz died. She has had a baby during this time. There wasn’t […]

Book Review: Quilt a Gift for Christmas by Barri Sue Gaudet

This review is brought to you by Gina who is kindly guest blogging today. Since we’re in the last 12 weeks of the year it’s time for the C word! This book covers a wide range of projects for the festive season, though a lot of them could be used for other celebrations with a little […]

Norah’s Log Cabin Summer House

I used a jelly roll of “Summer House” (plus a couple of Meadow friends strips chucked in when I was short) and Kona white to make this quilt, and it’s back is a beige fabric (with a tiny strip of yellow as I ran out). Ther block is a repeating log cabin design and it’s for Norah, hence the […]

Tutorial – Stitched Christmas Tree Cards

  I’ve had a few tutorial posts recently, and here’s another! These cards are really quick and only take about 5 minutes to make, so they’re great if you need an emergency Christmas card. They’re dead easy so are a gentle introduction to patchwork. YOU WILL NEED Lots of little scraps of fabric, any shape […]

Fenella Fox

Another Christmas present done! Though I might add a tail or a collar yet….


I’ve never done a sew-along before so I thought I would give it a good go! I’ve joined two from the Sew Mama Sew blog and really I hope I can keep up. Also there are awesome prizes to win so even more encouragement there 🙂 I  have joined “Color blocks placemats and napkins sew-along” […]

Happy New Year!

I promise I will blog more this year! Now that Christmas is over, I can concentrate on building up my new chocolate business. I’m not sure how much jewellery I will be doing for a while because I feel like I need a bit of a rest from it. If I tend to blog more […]

Shop restock and Chocs Away!

Sorry I have been away so long. This time of year I get very busy, and as a result a lot of my shop has been marked made to order. However I have this morning restocked the site (and also Etsy and Folksy where applicable) and I now have the following available for immediate delivery […]