very productive day…

I have been procrastinating and neglecting this spot recently, in part due to our building work which hovers on the horizon and many other reasons I could blame.  Then on Friday, I received this lovely postcard from Italy. It was from my partner in The Big Stitched Postcard competition. Oh!  I hadn’t even started.  Galvanised into action, my […]

scrap frenzy…

In case you didn’t know, I’m spreading the word.  Quilty, my favourite and coolest quilt magazine is holding a competition to design and make….. A SCRAP QUILT – what a fantastic competition for someone writing a stash-busting blog (which incidentally, is approaching its first birthday!!!) And the winners of said competition will be featured in […]

old dog, new tricks

I have been sewing for most of my adult life.  I have sewn all kinds of things, from dolls to duvets, curtains to clothing.  I consider myself a competent sewer.  Yet, I am constantly learning.  Even if I am making an item a second or third time, I may learn a new colour combination, or discover a […]

saturday sharing

What’s it like where you are today?  The view from my studio looks like this: grim! But on a brighter note, today I would like to share the lovliness of Worn and Washed Fabrics with you.  Isn’t that name special?  Everything about it evokes quiltiness in all it’s glory.   I was first drawn to Kim Porter’s […]


I have had to give myself a stern talking-to this week.  I think that the enormity of my quest, not to mention the neatly-piled-yet-unsorted fabric in my studio is causing me subconscious anxiety.  So instead of actually doing some sewing, I find myself flitting between this…. …my soon-to-be (ha) Life on a Dirt Road-inspired feedsack […]

and yet another way

You know, folk are so talented! I am always amazed that, given similar elements and tools, people turn out such a wide variety of beautiful items, and in particular, quilts!  And the fabulous thing about quilting is that there is always another way to learn.  Today, by the power of the Web, I am excited […]

Under the frankincense tree

Copywriter by day, aspiring children's author by night. Part-time student, full-time mum. A publishing journey.

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stash busting patchwork and projects

Does my bum look 40 in this?

stash busting patchwork and projects