creative juices…

I’ve been sewing today, yay, actual creative sewing, so of course, I thought to share it with you.   Spoiler alert!  No quilts involved, but I was inspired by this…       A little while ago, I took one of their e-courses “The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design.”  It was incredibly inspirational, […]

saturday sharing

An impromptu decorating of my daughter’s bedroom, including bunk bed building, plus a rare night out in London have kept me away from both my  sewing and my blogging this week.  So to start, for all of those in other parts of the world, I would like to share this magnificent sight…     This is […]


Incredible.  Spectacular.  Awesome.  Mind blowing.  Phenomenal.  Astounding. Mouth watering.  Remarkable.  Quilts!        I have been whipping around Pinterest since I created my “Quilts I want to make” board, (ahem! a lot more surfing than making at present!) and I am simply flabbergasted by the volume and variety of quilts that clever artists and crafters are […]

saturday sharing

Today’s post is not really about stash busting, but I want to share with you, the prettiness that is the Moda Bake Shop.  What’s that, you say?  Baking? When you arrive there, it certainly takes a moment to adjust, especially if you are not familiar with the world and terminology of pre-cuts – fat quarter,  jelly […]


The sunshine here this weekend prompted a burst of productivity in the studio – things long overdue.  The mending basket was emptied, trousers were hemmed, buttons were sewn on and projects (poncho cushion) were completed.     I made some more pot holders… tutorial to follow…            and I finally ordered some lovely moo minicards. […]

saturday sharing

What a visual feast of Infinite Variety I bring to you today.  Does that ring bells for anyone? During my app search yesterday, I came across perhaps THE most visually arresting quilting site yet.  An amazing, daring, joyful and philanthropic gift from a lady who loves quilts, to New York City.  The Infinite Variety: Three […]


Finally, quite by accident, I have found “my” style of quilting magazine.  Not only are there quilts that I would like to make, in modern and vibrant colour combinations, but there are step-by-step tutorials for all of them too, plus lots of useful information and history.  It it is put together in such a fun […]

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