Saturday, April 29, 2017


I know I didn't need any fabrics, but I like to visit a relatively new shop that is in Rose Green when I visit my parents in Bognor Regis.  It is only small but has a good selection of bits and bobs, you can see that I also bought a thimble and some scissors.

She has a good stock of the Makower and Tilda fabrics, and I really couldn't decide what I wanted so just bought a selection of 'craft' cottons which I thought were just as nice.

She has a facebook page: and worth a visit if you are in the area.

Across the road there is Rose Green Centre for Art and Craft that offer a selection of courses, and has paintings and other crafts for sale:

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Cafetiere cosy

I have got into drinking coffee lately - and have this mini cafetiere which makes just over one cup, so thought I would make a cosy so that the rest keeps warm.  Will make one for the larger one next time....

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Out and about

Cambridge - less than an hour away
Just a reminder that I post 'days out' from Ampthill on the Ampthill Country Market blog.

So pop over there and see if there is anywhere that you fancy going - would love to hear what you think if you have been.  Days Out

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Drawstring glasses cases

Fancied trying a different style - so came up with this plan, think they maybe slightly too long so have now revised the pattern, the button 'stop' seems to be effective - was chuffed with that idea.

Edit - have now made them shorter and they are perfect for my sunglasses.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Camper Van

Now I know I didn't need any more fabric....but I just couldn't resist this, made keyrings, notepads and glasses cases....

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Matching set

Just thought I would show this..fabric bought a while back on holiday, a bit different to a lot of the other fabrics I have...

Don't forget the craft forum is always available for crafty chat, or any chat really.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Gathered Flowers

Made these flowers, by just gathering up a length of fabric and adding a 'puff ball' in the middle.

I was looking for something different to add to a bag, and these were different to make, and didn't take that long, I did a sewing machine stitch along the edge for the gathering.

So soon sewn, just wrapped them around a sewed as I went.  The puff ball looked better than a button I thought.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Drawstring bags

I was looking for something different to make this week, and wandered around the internet for inspiration.  I stumbled across something known as an origami bag, or I think maybe lotus flower are similar, with 4 'petals'.  You start with 2 pieces of fabric 17 inches square, and basically seam all the way around (qtr inch is good). Then fold up the

There seems to be various different ways to finish the bags, you can overlap the two points by a lot or a little, and you end up with a smaller bag but 'pockets' on the outside.

I played about and chose an in between amount - Debbie Shore has a video where she does 1.5 inches - I went for a bit more.

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I then additionally sewed the front 'pockets' with a line of stitching from point on one side to the other, and hand stitched a little way along once done, so you can pop something in there now.

I thought my fabric was not that 'thick' but once all sewn together I realised that the 'close' wasn't super tight, but think that is fine.

So I then moved onto a drawstring bags and made the one on the right with a flower.