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No....time doesn't stand still and yes, I have been busy sewing! I've been lucky enough to receive some GORGEOUS fabrics from Sara of Sew Sweetness. The fabrics are from her new "Jungle Ave" fabric collection....a limited edition line of fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics. I have to say that I absolutely LOVE these fabrics....and I am not just saying that! LOL Not only are the cottons really beautiful to work with BUT Sara's choices of colours and patterns in this... Read more


The other day I was having was one of those days....you know where you get out of bed and kick your toe on the bed leg, proceed to the bathroom with your eyes only half open, only to trip over hubby's dirty clothes which should have been in the dirty clothes hamper..... GREAT....this was going to be a good day! NOT! Or so I thought....... Midway into the morning the postie arrives.....carrying a mysterious pretty envelope with a goat picture... Read more


Ok....so admittedly it is now well and truly heading towards the end of April and I only just finished my March club bag BUT....hey....it's always better late than never, right? Lately it seems like everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong (hence why I am so quiet on the blog of late! LOL)....I was nearly too scared to cut my beautiful fabric for this bag ...I am actually suprised my scissors didn't fall apart! Anyway......I won't bore you with... Read more


Ohhhh let me tell you.....I really got fed up with the MESS in my studio. I have this beaut big space BUT to be honest, I simply was not getting the benefit out of it. I couldn't find anything and it was beginning to get down right depressing! In fact....It was more like the disaster area of the aftermath of a cyclone! As for my cutting table, if you could even call it that, it was a teeny little table... Read more


Ok....so it wasn't quite my birthday BUT what is a day or two here or there at my age? (Never you mind just what that is though! LOLLLL) BUT Yesterday I had a most WONDERFUL surprise that just totally blew me away! I was so speechless I couldn't even type for HOURS! (And yes, believe you me that is a rare happening indeed! LOLLL) Coming home from our weekly grocery shop with my mum and dad, as I turned into... Read more


QUICK UPDATE! YES....this pattern IS now available....it's the Lombard Street bag and is in my pattern shop HERE! So I thought it is time to give you a sneak peak at the pattern I am working on at the moment, given it is not far off completion! It is a cross the body bag (Or do you like to say 'across' the body bag? LOL) with an adjustable strap, among many other features.....BUT it is no ordinary cross the body... Read more


Ohhhhh sometimes something will happen to remind you just how in an instant life can change.... Last week I was busy working away on my next pattern (OK....confession....browsing Pinterest BUT that's not the point! LOL) when I heard some awful blood curdling yelping! I rushed outside to find my German Shepherd, Ali, having a scuffle with my little mini foxy, Gumby......... Gumby before the Scuffle... Of course I quickly broke up the squabble....only to find that my poor little Gumby... Read more


Now....what could it be? What is it?? Ok....so I have given you a little hint! LOLL BUT this is no ordinary ipad case.....it is a little more than that BUT......that is all I am going to reveal....for now! LOLLL Oh and in case you are wondering.....I don't actually own an ipad (NOT yet anyway? LOLL) ...so hubby made me an ipad...OK....so it is a pretend ipad whose measurements mimic that of an actual ipad....sweet!...BUT I would rather a REAL ipad!... Read more


Buying fabric that is HALF PRICE, of course! LOLLL A couple of days ago one of my local fabric stores, Lincraft, had a HUGE sale on all their fabrics.....HALF price....including quilting fabrics! YAY! Now how could I NOT go and have a look? Of course....having a look is no fun unless you BUY something! LOLL Admittedly I think they hid their better quilting fabrics out the back for the sale...LOLL...But nevertheless I managed to score a few pieces: Half Price!... Read more


Sunday update: ALL pattern testing positions have been filled! Thank you to everyone who has contacted me and the response has simply blown me away! :) DO watch for the release of this pattern and no doubt some very awsome test bag photos that I will share with you as well! :) ------------------------------------------- OK....I am getting closer! Those of you following my blog know that I have been busy working on my next pattern, which is a backpack. I have... Read more


Honestly....I NEVER win anything but I do enter giveaways just for the fun of it.....dream a little .....and then forget all about it! LOLLLL But this morning I was in for a HUGE but FABULOUS shock when I read the email I received from Maureen of Maureen Cracknell Handmade! I just sat there and read it several times over because I couldn't believe it....I had actually WON a fat quarter bundle of fabric from Bloomerie! Bloomerie is a Mother &... Read more


I am quite sure I am not the only one who at times feels like they have ground to a screaming halt, creative wise.....Haven't we all heard of 'writers' block?.....Well...of late I have felt 'designers block'! LOL....I have been trying to work on my next pattern.....the backpack I have on my drawing board for a while now....BUT...when I reach the point where I am looking for dust bunnies to chase rather then work on my design.....well I KNOW I have... Read more