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A new challenge

I'm always looking for new challenges with knitting or sewing and children's birthday presents can present the perfect opportunity!  I'd been wanting to make a zippered pencil case for ages, so seized the chance when a birthday party was coming up. I had bought some coloured pencils and thought a case to go with them would… Continue reading A new challenge

Handkerchief
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The humble hanky

The Autumn days are growing longer and a cool chill is descending in the evening.  Winter is around the corner with sniffles and sneezes to follow. The humble hanky, although often overlooked, is incredibly practical and will never shred in the wash, leaving little specks of white all over your black tee.  They are a… Continue reading The humble hanky

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A vintage summer

It's not quite summer yet, but the weather is warming up and the plants are looking thirsty.  The bright sunshine calls for vibrant colours and I love these vintage cotton fabrics for that reason.  I've made some simple skirts and hairbands from my stash of vintage treasures. Headbands are great in summer for keeping hair… Continue reading A vintage summer

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Tee for two

Spring is here!  Canberra is filled with gorgeous blossom trees and we have the fabulous Floriade festival on too. I've had a lot of fun creating some appliqued tees, inspired by some gorgeous fabrics and colours.  Appliques are fun to make, and double-sided interfacing makes the process more accurate and gives you a great result.… Continue reading Tee for two

cutting out
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Sewing for Spring

I love spring time!  We're still in the last month of Winter, but it is so close.  Somehow the air seems fresher and blossoms are starting to appear on the trees.  The days are also getting warmer (although it did snow here in Canberra last week!). I've been inspired by the turn of the season… Continue reading Sewing for Spring