Fun Secret Santa and Stocking Stuffers


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Cathedral Windows Cushion with Hillarys Blinds Fabric


I love things that have more than one use so when the fabric for the Hillarys Blinds Country Crafts Competition arrived, I couldn’t have been more delighted.  I chose their Patina fabric for this challenge and to my surprise it looked as good on the reverse as it did on the right side.  The competition is to use a 100cm x 100cm piece of their Country Retreat fabric and any other materials to create an original design.

Patina Fabric

When I received the fabric, I had just started teaching myself the quilting technique ‘Cathedral Windows’. This was as the result of taking one of The Loving Heart Cafe’s creative challenges.  When I completed the ‘Do Something New’ challenge I gave myself the further challenge of explaining how to do it.  The Hillarys Patina fabric looked perfect for a cushion cover so I put the two challenges together. Continue reading

Tablet Case


My dad received a Hudl (tablet) for Christmas but didn’t get along with it so he passed it over to me.  One of the first things I did was make a case for it.

If you look closely you will see it is made of gorgeous soft suedette with a pink cotton gingham lining.  I made it without a closure for easy access but put a button on the outside purely for decoration.  I’ll be making some more soon for my shop (coming soon) so do look out for them.



Pincushion for the Sewing Machine


I’ve been meaning to make one of these for a few years and have finally got around to it.  It is one of the handiest things I’ve ever made as it is exactly where I need it when I’m removing pins from whatever I’m sewing. Here is how I made it Continue reading

Lined Peg Basket

The Loving Heart Café has developed a fantastic new idea for helping people to stimulate their creativity- The Creative Juice Box.  

These boxes are stuffed full of arty-crafty treasures and each one is different. The contents are well worth £18.50 incl p&p.  Here is what I made with mine (I’ve been meaning to make this for ages).  Continue reading