5 ways to find sewing time

5 ways to find sewing time

There will never be enough hours in the day to sew. Trust me, I started a whole business to be able to do just that and there is still never enough time. It’s my own fault for wanting to make EVERYTHING although I think pinterest has a lot to answer for here...
Meet the Claus’

Meet the Claus’

Earlier this year I was commissioned to make Mr and Mrs Claus coffee table ornaments for a new magazine, Love Sewing Australia . I’ve been busting to show you these but had to keep them under wraps until the mag was published. Well hooray, it’s arrived! As...

Hot Air Balloon Bundles

Newbie in the Craft Schmaft store, Hot Air Balloon sewing pattern and fabric bundled together for just $22. Choose any colour fabric panel you like, they’re all in stock! Circus, Sunshine, Carnivale, Sorbet, Petals… perfect timing for handmade holiday...
Frankie and the fox

Frankie and the fox

While Mr Schmaft has been away, the fox and I have been out to play. Single mum by day and mad stitcherer (technical term) by night. RESPECT to all of you out there! The first wool sample was promising, but the features needed a rework. Nose job, ear pinning…...
Freddie the fox begins

Freddie the fox begins

New softie designs are under way – my very favourite thing to do in all this crafty business. Thank you so much for all your comments, Freddie Fox was a very popular young man across the blog, Instagram and facebook. His major competition was Marvin Moose, but...
What type of crafter are you?

What type of crafter are you?

I believe there are two types of crafters in this world; the elegantly neat and the beautiful mess types. But I wonder, are most crafters naturally the neat type… with sewing rooms of carefully folded fabric and lovingly organised threads? Or are we more like to...
Hot Air Balloons in Sherbet

Hot Air Balloons in Sherbet

These Hot Air Balloons were floating in my mind for months.  The Pastel balloons I sewed up back in April were lovely, but not quite right. Visions of lemon sherbet, fairy floss and confetti swirled around my laptop. I was inspired by rows of little Macarons in posh...
Sewing through the storm

Sewing through the storm

This week we had our first big Typhoon (oh just your average hurricane or cyclone) since moving to Hong Kong. In terribly colonial style the T3 signal was “hoisted” cancelling all school for the day and was later upgraded to a T8. That’s an 8 out of...