Monthly Archives: November 2014

made by claire louise – felt food …

[made by claire louise] This week’s Etsy find is made by claire louise. If you have a little person living at your house, you might like to check out made by claire louise … here are some details from the shop’s description … I make a range of things from children’s educational and pretend play […]

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tutorial – hexie case pattern, by During Quiet Time …

[During Quiet Time] Just in case you have a bunch of hexagons lying around waiting to be made into something fun, I thought I would share a link to this hexie pattern for a little zippered bag. You can find the pattern for sale at During Quiet Time here … Here is a description of […]

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scrappy quilts …

One of my favourite quilts to make is a scrappy quilt … you get to use all those lovely little scraps left over from quilting fun which means no piece of loveliness is wasted, I love the surprise patterns that can suddenly appear when you lay out a quilt design, they are relatively quick and […]

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clara and macy – make your own kits …

[clara and macy] Loving these ‘whimsical goodies’ which you can find at the Etsy shop, Clara and Macy … you can purchase kits to make these little characters. I really loved reading the background to this little shop, which you can find on a blog called Cupcakes for Clara …  ‘I am the lovely lovely Clara. […]

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tutorial – geometric heart, by my sister’s suitcase …

[My Sister’s Suitcase] Need to add a pop of color to your wall? Check out this tutorial for a colorful Geometric Heart guaranteed to brighten up any room! Visit My Sister’s Suitcase for instructions and more beautiful photos that illustrate the process of creating this piece of wall art. LOVE it!!!

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tutorial – *smiles*, a hexagon quilt …

I have mentioned how addictive making a hexagon quilt is, haven’t I? I get about 4/5’s of the way through a quilt, and the next one pops into my head!!! My latest finished hexagon adventure is called *smiles* … because it makes me smile when I look at it. Here are the ‘vital statistics’ of […]

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fluffmonger – falafel the plush llama …

[fluffmonger] Total cuteness this week, in the form of handmade works of art with real personality. From the Etsy store description … Fluffmonger plush are handmade works of art crafted using materials that are organic and ethically produced. Each piece is designed and hand-made by Fluffmonger owner Jenny Maj. All materials used are organic and […]

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quilting wips, october 2014 …

I’m thinking if I don’t get this posted, November is going to be half over, as today is the 5th!!! There was a mad scramble during the last couple of days of October, quilting/sewing-wise, as I wanted desperately to ‘tick’ some things off my lists below. And I’m glad to say that I have been […]

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tutorial – designing a hexagon quilt …

Gentle readers, it’s that time again … time to design and begin a new hexagon quilt. It goes without saying that it takes time to hand-sew a hexagon quilt. I really enjoy the process that spreads over months, but I also enjoy the planning and designing of a new hexagon quilt. I’ve enjoyed making different […]

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