Coffee or jam jars make really useful storage canisters, but aren’t usually very pretty! So why not transform a plain jar into a budding tulip, with a handy pin cushion on top! Although your jar sits inside the jacket so that you can still see the contents, you could easily label each jar with a… Read more »

I bought this old chair for £5 from a second hand shop. I think it needs a bit of up dating!     So firstly I removed the seat. There were lots of tacks and nails in the frame, so I took them out with my pincers and tack removing tools. Then I painted it… Read more »

    I’m so enjoying working with my super soft faux leather, I havn’t used a Teflon foot as it sews so easily, and can be ironed from the back. I love the colours too, my favourites are the neutrals, grey and brown, with a little bit of contrast from the pastels…and if you like… Read more »

North American Smocking is a method of pinching and stitching fabric by hand, following template to create pattern and texture. My new DVD range launching with the first in the series this week, will show you the basics of getting started, then two techniques to create a lattice and a bow design. Lattice is probably… Read more »

We found this amazingly soft faux leather, should be on the web site soon, so easy to work with and you don’t need a non stick foot. The bag is a project from issue 2 of my magazine, the hexagons are made using one of my new deep dish fabric dies!        … Read more »

    Four circles of fabric can come together to make a really unusual, simple little bag! I’ve used my new circle template which is 12″ around the outside.   You will need: 12” circle template 2 x 13” pieces of outer fabric 2 x 13” pieces of lining 8” x 6” rectangle of lining… Read more »

Cottage door stop     Prop open your door with this happy little rice-filled door stop, certain to put a smile on the faces of your visitors! As these door stops won’t go in to the washing machine, I’ve used a fabric glue to apply the flowers. You could add birds and trees to make… Read more »

  I’ve made a few of these simple pumpkins for Halloween, I like working with hessian, but try using felt if you prefer. The local children in our village get together with Mums and Dads for Halloween, dress up in scary outfits them come trick or treating! There’s always a bag of sweets at the ready!… Read more »

Here’s an idea for using the snowman template from my Christmas cd to make a picture… After cutting out eh shapes from felt, I hand sewed them on to some Scandi star fabric. Use a little Stick and Spray for fabric to hold them in place.   I marked the eyes and mouth with a… Read more »

  I’ve made a short video which explains how to attach a slider to a zip, hope you find it helpful!            

I made these three purses yesterday, with the butterfly and bird fabrics from my shop, and the kiss clasp frames which I think are so much fun! The great thing about these clasps is that you can make a purse in any size you like, and the fabric is simply sewn into the frame. You… Read more »