As you settle down with your loved ones to enjoy the Christmas celebrations this year, I wonder if you've ever thought about why we celebrate Christmas the way we do? It's easy to get caught up in the here and now, the hustle and bustle of present wrapping and food shopping, without ever thinking about the rituals and traditions that make up many family … [Read more...] about Christmas celebrations
This week I made a patchwork Santa. He's been on my to do list for a few weeks, and I have had to find time to make him, but, he is finally finished. The Tilda Patchwork Santa is a present to myself, really. I had seen the kit a while ago on the craft channels on the television but I had resisted buying it. Until now. Sewing a patchwork Santa I love Tilda fabrics. The soft … [Read more...] about I Made a Patchwork Santa
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 to … [Read more...] about Creative uses for machine embroidery.