Lots of sewing on the go!

I have been sew busy!! I have been making lots of pairs of knickers, these are samples for the new kits that will be added to the website in the next few days

Tiny flower knickersThe fabric and knicker elastic is already available to buy and so is the sewing pattern  

Tiny floral fabricI have also recently finished making the Colette Laurel dress for my daughter

Laurel dressIt is a lovely simple dress to make, it introduced me to some new techniques that I will use again and again such as bias binding for the sleeves and neckline and underlining, so simple and such a professional looking finish! The instruction booklet is excellent and the downloadable extra’s are great too!

Laurel dressI used a contrasting flower print bias binding which looks so lovely!

laurel dressWe went to a wedding last week so my beautiful daughter wore her Laurel and I wore my Elisalex 

Elisalex and LaurelI have also been doing a lot of sewing with jersey fabric, I have made shorts, skirts, yoga pants  and also this empire style dress

jersey dressThis fabric is gorgeous it’s so soft and drapes beautifully

jersey dressThe Zebra print jersey fabric is soft and drapey too this skirt was really easy to make, I will try do a tutorial in another blog post.

jersey skirtThe shorts are ‘short shorts’ so my lovely long legged daughter is now the proud owner of those!

jersey shortsI have so many other projects on the go! I will announce the winner of the fabric giveaway at the end of the month so there is still time to leave me a comment if you would like to win

My latest knitting project

My latest knitting project is going to take me forever! It’s a long Aran cardigan for my daughter, this is the back and it is only half the length it needs to be!

The back is moss stitch which is fairly easy, the front will involve cable stitches so I will really have to concentrate so no TV with subtitles!

Here is my lovely daughter modelling something I knitted for her earlier in the year


Lots of cushions & a give-away

I have been busy making cushions for my sisters new house, I used all the different colours in the Moda Simply Colour leafy stripe fabric

Leafy stripe cushionsI used the envelope cushion cover technique so no zips, see the tutorial hereblog 004 Leafy stripe cushions

Leafy stripe cushionsThere are six colours in the range dark blue, turquoise blue, purple, green, gold and grey. To celebrate the arrival of spring in the UK (finally!) I am going to give-away a set of 6 fat quarters from this range

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This give-away is open to all readers I can post it worldwide, to be in with a chance of winning just leave me a comment telling me what you think you would use the fabric for. For further chances of winning like my facebook page &  follow me on twitter