Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gathered Clutch Project

I made this beautiful clutch (see below) following the Noodlehead Gathered Clutch Tutorial.  She has a wonderful website with many fabulous projects going on.  You can also purchase her tutorials and I suspect you probably get a bit more information and ideas from the brought ones - try Pink Chalk Fabrics for the patterns.  I was very motivated with this project and made 3 in one go - the theory being one dodgy one for me and 2 to give as gifts!  However, I managed to do some unpicking and wound up with 3 very gorgeous little cases/clutches! :)

I can't believe how well the zipper matched my fabric - Yay Spotlight!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Harry Potter Birthday Party Preparations

Earlier this year I helped out my sister who was organising a Harry Potter themed birthday party.  We followed a lot of wonderful tips from Just Another Day in Paradise.  See the completed felt spell books below.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


I used the Vlijtig Needlebook tutorial to make this - very sweet and easy to follow directions!   I'd actually recommend using a piece of calico to insert the needles into - use pinking shears to pretty up the edges of the calico and it would look really nice.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Bears in the woods

Bear with me! I am trying to update my blog template. I was never happy with the previous change I made. I've got heaps more craft to share as I've been very slack with updates this year - Boo has started school this year and its just been busy, busy! Hoping to update more soon. xx