I was first taught to use a sewing machine at the age of 12 by my Auntie Ann.
She is great on a machine and made all her own curtains and accessories. With her help i managed to make a few co-ordinating tissue box covers and cushions for my room.
Anyway, roll on 16 years and i decided to give sewing another go, so i bought a machine and set about making a few things.
Now my sewing is far from perfect but i have come across some fantastic tutorials on the Internet that even i can follow!


Big up the Blighty Cushion!

I've made quite a few simple envelope style cushions over the years but i thought i'd attempt something a bit trickier this time.....only a bit mind!
So here we have a fab fabric 'framed' in red with a red background and my very first fabric flower :) What do you think?

Projects from Cath Kidston's Sew Book

There are lots of lovely projects in this book, i have already made the bag but decided to try something simple so i made the Mini Makers some initialed items for the bedroom doors based on the lavender bags project. Mine are filled with toy stuffing instead.

Little Ladies heart cuchion in Cath Kidston's Stars fabric

Master Makers bird cushion made in Cath Kidston's Cowboy fabric.

Kindle Cover

The lucky girl that i am received my Christmas present a little early this year, my first ever Kindle!
I must say, i am loving it!
After popping it in my handbag on the first day i instantly knew there was something missing....a cover.
So i set about making one, made it up as i went along and used one of Little Lady's bobbles and a couple of buttons as a fastener.
The material is... Cath Kidston....of course! :)

Latest Sewing Project - First Attempt at a Door stop.

I made this as a house warming gift for my In-Laws who have just had the most amazing house built!
Kind of made up the pattern as i went along and had to learn how to Applique (thank you to Youtube!)

My First attempt at making a bag using the Project freebie with Cath kidston's Sew Book.

Machine stitched stuffed Owl for Master Makers 7th Birthday 2011

Family of Sock Monkeys for all the kiddiewinkle's Christmas Handmade Gift 2010