Monday, July 25, 2011


In need of something to give as a small present? These quilted zippered tissue cases or covers are just the thing!
The pattern is for machine embroidery only and is available to purchase from GG Designs Embroidery and all you need is one fat quarter, one 18cm minimum dress zip and either very thin wadding or a small piece of flannel/flannelette.
Just a note I also quilted the back of some of the covers so this was an additional step or hooping before actually making the tissue cover. I did this as the front is quilted and I wanted the back quilted to match, you could of course omit this step in which case the back is just plain. You could also choose to use a different fabric for the inside or back cover which I did with the pink/green spot fabric. The ribbon loop at the end is also optional. You could then make a key holder or a small cosmetic bag to match the possibilities are endless.
Above is just a few covers that I made this weekend and instead of using wadding as suggested in the instructions, I used one layer of white flannelette.
What do you think? I plan on making a heap of these to have handy when I need a little present.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


I was recently sorting thru my huge fabric stash and came across a pile of fabric with lovely spots/dots.
My mind was racing with what to do as I only had small amounts, I decided to make some appliqued bibs this time with my stack of colourful bibs. So what do you think of the end result?
These bibs are available for purchase on Ebay.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Saturday found me with a little too much time on my hands so I went searching thru all my scrap projects to find something quick and easy to sew and I did! These gorgeous headbands were the result and yes I just had to personalise them as well for all the neices.

As we were having dinner with the whole family I had to get three made in just one afternoon and I did it!

Might just make a few more of these would also make a great last minute present too!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Inbetween all my sewing orders this week I have found the time to make a pillowcase using a tutorial I found on the internet.
I managed to find two fabrics the main fabric a lovely floral was reduced at Spotlight to $6.00 (from $14.95)and a gorgeous green to match (not reduced).
Instructions were very easy to follow and as an extra step I decided to embroider her name on the side strip.
You can find the measurements and instructions here at

Once completed I realized that the pillowcase was way too big (perhaps pillows are a different size in the US) so out came the mat and rotary cutter and several inches later viola all finished.
Will be making one for each of the nieces and nephews as birthday presents so will take note of the measurements and post when I make another one shortly.
I think these are gorgeous what do you think?

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Here's just a few orders that were made and posted this week. Gorgeous designs too and in the name of "Mia". I have a niece by the same name and also a friend with a daughter of the same name. Perhaps this name is becoming popular again!

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Another gorgeous personalised banner this time in the name of "LILY" using the flower power banner from Big Dreams Embroidery and two lovely quilting fabrics one pink and one brown.
Please note the design is for machine embroidery only and I am very happy with how it looks and I have lots of other fabrics in my stash which would look great!