Spring Quilt Market 2015

Spring Quilt Market 2015

I am no longer a Quilt Market Virgin. This is the A-league of fabric and design and there were moments that I had to seriously try and keep my cool as I was casually introduced to the likes of Heather Bailey, chatted vintage fabric with Alexia Abegg and had Tula Pink...
The really small gang

The really small gang

I’m off to Quilt Market in Minneapolis this week – Hooray! I’ve wanted to make it for years and now, here we go! I decided at the last minute to do some stitching and take the Mr Ted and the really small gang with me. I hadn’t planned on taking...
Foxier than a fox fur

Foxier than a fox fur

Oh Mr Fox, you stole my heart and now you’ve stolen others. Just look at these adorable plushies made by you with the new Mr Fox sewing pattern!   Foxes are by the wonderful testing team, from top – Steph @geek_mum, Alice at merveilles of motherhood,...
Foxy hide n’ seek

Foxy hide n’ seek

We’ve been hiding in the limestone mountains of southern China, taking a break from the crazy wonderful of Hong Kong. There we explored caves, devoured dumplings and gulped in lungfulls of fresh air. On our last morning in Guilin the littlest and I played hide...
The balloonalong parade

The balloonalong parade

In amongst the sewing, sweat and tears on this crafty journey of mine, there are moments that take my breath away. Seeing your balloons come to life in the #balloonalong sew along has been one of them. As a big thanks for all your hard work and support I’m...
Balloon Along: Assembly

Balloon Along: Assembly

Up and away, today is the day… let’s make these balloons fly! If you’re making a single hot air balloon then all you need to do is hang it up – I find self adhesive hooks (like mug hooks) on the ceiling or under a shelf work really well. Just...
Balloon along: Bunting baby!

Balloon along: Bunting baby!

This weekend we’re going to be making little bunting flags and attaching trims to finish off the balloons. I love this part! Here’s a full video tutorial on how to make mini bunting for your hot air balloons… You can create triangular flags, as shown...
Balloon Along: Baskets

Balloon Along: Baskets

I have to confess, I find stitching these little baskets very therapeutic. Especially while sitting in front of some trashy TV show so I’m thinking this is the perfect balloon activity for you all mid-week.  There’s nothing too tricky about these baskets,...