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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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