There are a bewildering array of sewing tools available for today's sewers. Today I want to share with you my choice of what I consider to be the essential sewing ones. I don't mean the latest trendy gadgets, I mean the basic, tried and tested can't do without tools of the trade. Tools of the Trade Sewing Machine If you are considering purchasing a machine for the first … [Read more...] about Sewing Tools: My Essential Top Ten
This week I wanted to share with you how easy it is to screen print your own designs. This step by step presentation guides you through the entire process from stencil to finished design. Preparation Before you begin printing, you will need to prepare your work surface. I usually put down an old towel and cover it with a piece of lining paper, which I tape in place. This … [Read more...] about Learn How to Screen Print
Design your own fabric using decorative machine embroidery! I'm sure you'll agree, beautiful fabric is one of lifes' necessities...erm...ok...luxuries; the colour, the texture, the feelings it can evoke, the endless creative possibilities. You'll also be aware of how expensive good quality fabric can be. I'm not trying to talk myself out of my surface design job, but I want … [Read more...] about Creative uses for decorative, machine embroidery stitches.
Secrets to Successful Sewing. Sewing is a skill that we have to learn and not something we are born with. Sometimes people refuse to learn anything new because they may feel vulnerable, but that's how we grow. Staying inside our comfort zones is safe but it also means that we never experience anything new. Read on to discover my 5 secrets to being successful, not just at … [Read more...] about 5 Secrets to Successful Sewing.
This week, I'm sharing a review of some very cute printable colouring pages from Lady Lucas. Ashley, aka Lady Lucas, creates beautiful, whimsical characters who live in a sweet little place called Linzer Lane. Her simple designs are perfect for little ones to colour as they are not too complicated. You can follow the adventures of your favourite characters over on the Linzer … [Read more...] about Lady Lucas – Colouring Books & Pages