Fun Secret Santa and Stocking Stuffers

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Cathedral Windows Cushion with Hillarys Blinds Fabric

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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

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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

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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