From the category archives:


Dominoes Cushion Tutorial

by Kate on September 19, 2011

I have started thinking about Christmas. Early I know and crazy when you throw in the interstate move that is happening in under two weeks but it is my favourite time of the year so I like to make the most of it. The gift-list has started…organised or anal? The jury is still out. But […]


Summer Coasters – Tutorial

by Kate on July 3, 2011

Given we are a month into winter I’m not sure why I felt the need to whip up some very summery coasters. Maybe I am willing away the winter and fondly remembering afternoon’s spent with a cool drink in hand? Whatever the reason, these coasters were quick to whip up and it seems small projects […]


Mini Mini

by Kate on June 30, 2011

A recipient of the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap is still waiting for her mini quilt which is pretty bloody disappointing when you consider the cut off was the end of May. *sigh* Normally, I would totally understand – life can get in the way but given I have had no response from the maker…well, […]



by Kate on June 13, 2011

A few weeks ago I was having an internal battle about my lack of patchworking and in an effort to inspire myself pulled out a bunch of fabrics and sat down at the machine. After about an hour or so I realised I wasn’t having much fun so packed up the blocks* and machine and […]



by Kate on May 31, 2011

Just before Easter, I scored my best thrifted item to date. Enter the cross stitched table cloth. In all seriousness, how could anyone part with it? Stitched entirely by hand and in mint condition…oh well, one person’s trash is my treasure. Refashioned into a cushion for a little girl who will soon celebrate her birthday. […]


Eastern Star..

by Kate on December 8, 2010

The last handmade Christmas gift has been finished. The crocheted star here has been used as the centerpiece, framed with some Liberty and a linen cotton blend.  


My Creative Space

by Kate on December 2, 2010

The countdown has begun and I am quite excited…possibly even more than the kids. I bought this advent calendar kit from Kristen Doran, it says ‘Christmas’ without being too much and I’m quite taken with it. Have you started your Christmas sewing? I’m sure there are lots of festive posts popping up over at Koo’s.


Quick Gift..

by Kate on November 29, 2010

I love a good tea towel and with Christmas just around the corner I decided to whip a few up. The linen I used was purchased from Patchwork on Central Park, it has an open weave which makes it incredibly soft and light. An absolute dream to sew with. Tutorial can be found at Purl.


Fairy Bread Fun..

by Kate on November 25, 2010

I’m sure you have heard about Pip’s new book ‘Sew La Tea Do‘ but in case you haven’t you can read a great review here. It’s a must buy for any crafty friends or for friends you want to convert to the ‘craft way’. Pip has done a great job, it is beautifully styled and […]


Improv Quilt…

by Kate on November 23, 2010

I’m so fond of this quilt, mostly because of the sentiment behind it but I do love that I really threw caution to to the wind and just went for it. I almost had a little too much fun with the making and wholeheartedly embraced the ‘cut it up and piece’ approach. The top is […]