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Test: Cupcake Table Runner

I was lucky enough to be able to try out one of Sally Giblin’s lovely Rivendale Collection patterns – the ‘My Little Patty’ cupcake table runner. While the photographed sample is based in pale floral pastel colours, I decided to use vibrant fabrics as a stark contrast in the hopes to make it a bit … Continue reading

Test: Christmas Projects

A quick Christmas update! Last week I quickly made up a tree skirt for my Grandma’s Christmas tree with a panel from Spotlight during their half price sale. Even though I had to piece the backing as I did not buy enough fabric, it turned out really well but its the design that makes it! … Continue reading

Test: Crochet Coasters

Issue 20’s free kit in Mollie Makes was the crochet coaster kit. I decided to test out my crochet skills and see how I went. As you can see, the first one I made was significantly larger than the second, as my tension was not as tight. I found this created a more wave like … Continue reading

Tutorial: Artichoke Ball

Finally I have gotten all my photos ready and I can now present a tutorial for the artichoke balls! What you will need: 3 fabrics that are 10-20cm x 110cm 100mm styrofoam ball Sequin pins Rotary cutter Rotary mat Ruler Ribbon 1. To start off, cut out of each of the three fabrics 2ox2.5″ squares. … Continue reading

Test: Handmade Advent Calendar

This year, after¬†much heartache, I have finally decided to give up on the chocolate Advent Calendar and move onto a picture Advent Calendar! After a couple of weeks searching for a cute Advent Calendar, I found that you couldn’t buy them anywhere and so decided to make my own! After surfing the web to find … Continue reading

Test: Chair Upholstery Verdict

I have finally gotten around to completing my chair upholstery and this is my result: To start off, I bought a chair from the Salvation Army. Then I pulled apart the original insert, removing all wadding and replacing it with high density foam from Clark Rubber. Once that was done, I got my tools together … Continue reading

Test: Patchwork Beach Blanket

The other day, my Mum and myself were going through our beach towels, throwing away the ones that we never used. That’s when my Mum had an amazing idea: to make a beach blanket out of the towels! As she normally waits on the sand, this was the perfect option to allow her to sit … Continue reading

Kitchen Window Quilt

I finally have my quilt back from the gammill and am very excited to show you all the nearly finished product! For the quilt pattern, I used the “Kitchen Window” pattern from the Quilting Book that I have used since starting my quilting adventure: For this pattern, instead of making it random, I made it … Continue reading

See-through Nest/Egg Balls

After talking to a lady about a project she was making, I was super inspired to try and make¬† my own version. I have heard though that it was featured in Better Homes and Gardens to make an Easter basket but I am not sure what it looks like. For these eggs, I used Country … Continue reading

Flower Loom Blanket

After seeing the lovely flower loom creations in Better Homes and Gardens Australia, I decided to invest in a Clover flower loom and get to work to make my own flower loom blanket! To buy my flower loom, I went to eBay after finding that in Australia, the Clover product cost about $30-$40 and ended … Continue reading