Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Strawberry Swap

I haven't participated in any swaps since the last round of the Sweet Pouch Swap, so when I saw the Strawberry Swap pop up on instagram I signed up straight away - what a fun theme!

My parcel of goodies has arrived to it's surprise destination - Michelle in Queensland - so I can share what I've made! Of course, if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you will have probably already seen most of this!

In her information, Michelle said that she would like a zip pouch. Well, she had the perfect partner, because as you know, zip pouches are my specialty! I used the Pink Stitches Boxy Pouch tutorial and made this one for her.


I was actually a bit sad to send it away, I was really pleased with it and I love the mix of fabrics in the patchwork.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Prettified Pincushion

After my successful first attempt at paper piecing (this strawberry), I was inspired to get into it and try another project.

I've had the book Patchwork Please by Ayumi Takahashi sitting on my shelf for over a year and I'm ashamed to say, I hadn't yet attempted any of the projects inside. I suspect this was because when the book arrived, several of the projects relied on simple paper piecing and I was completely intimidated. So I let it gather dust for a while...until now!


This pincushion project features on the front cover of the book and it was a nice little project that I completed on a rainy afternoon.

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Zahra Quilt

Close friends of ours recently welcomed a baby girl named Zahra and this quilt has recently flown around the world and arrived in London for her to enjoy.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Craftsy Sale

Hello! Just popping in quickly today to let you know that Craftsy are having their huge summer sale. All their classes are 50% off for another couple of days.

I have purchased several classes - my favourites so far have been Free Motion Quilting a Sampler, which taught me free motion quilting and Quilt As You Go - Patchwork Bags which taught me how to use the quilt as you go technique, which I use all the time for bags and zip pouches, like this one:



So if you are keen to up skill your sewing or learn something particular, I'll bet Craftsy have a class for what you are interested in. Not limited to sewing either - they have cooking, cake decorating, knitting, jewellery making and heaps more.


I've also taken several of their free classes, which are well worth checking out.

thread art online quilting class at craftsy.com

Their pattern library is handy as well - indie designers can upload their free or paid patterns and you can browse to find a design you like. I bought the strawberry paper piecing pattern through Craftsy that I used to make this strawberry.


Even if you don't want to buy a class I recommend you pop over and sign up anyway - they send you newsletters with info about all their specials and sales. They have sales regularly - you should never need to pay full price for a class! The classes also make fabulous gifts for creative friends.

                                          

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Have you done any Craftsy classes? Which ones do you recommend?
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