Last Thursday a parcel finally arrived.

I had ordered some of Sarah Jane‘s beautiful Children at Play fabric from here. It took a while to get here and I was getting nervous as I have had a couple of things from the U.S not make it to my front door. Anyway, my beautiful sister-in-law had mentioned a colour theme of lilac and red for her daughter (who arrived into this world last Tuesday, 2 days before the fabric arrived).

My aim had been to have heaps of cute things made before little Miss Dorothy arrived (yep, Dorothy after my grandmother Dot!! Love it!!). I have pieced and basted a quilt and planned many other items in my head, I’m just a bit stuck. I attempted to free motion quilt for the first time but was not happy with the results and spent 2 nights unpicking it all. The quilt is now re-basted and waiting. Maybe I’ll hand quilt it.

Anyway, here are a few peeks…


The quilt pattern is from Camille Roskelley‘s Simplify book.

Hopefully I can show you the finished result soon!



Crafty Detox

I have a confession.

My craft cupboard (one day I’ll have myself a sewing room!) had become a disorganised mess. It was so bad that I spent more time looking for things than sewing. And given that with 2 toddlers I have very little time to sew, it was very frustrating.

So the last couple of days have been sorting, organising and culling. I have been detoxing my cupboard.

I am so happy with the results, I just had to share. It all looks so pretty now. Not sure if I want to risk messing it up again…

Here is some of my fabric stash. I love being able to see it all easily, but sometimes it makes it hard to choose what to use if I haven’t already decided.


I also found my granny squares hiding in a box. Looking forward to getting stuck into these again…


I now have a basket full of pretty Atsuko Matsuyama pieces. The only problem is that I can’t bring myself to cut into them! They can be hard to come by and expensive, it really needs to be the right project


Another basket I filled with doilies. I have a few left after making 4 table runners for a dear friends wedding.


My ribbons, ric-rac and lace trims are neatly wound and stored so I can easily see them all.


My large collection of vintage patterns didn’t need too much attention as they are stored apart from everything else but these are two of my favourite. On  my list of things to make for Miss Tilly.


I feel like I can really get stuck into my ever-growing to-do list now.

Sorry hubby, you’ll be back to eating your dinner on the couch for a while!!