From the category archives:


Christmas Sacks

by Kate on November 23, 2012

It is no secret that I LOVE Christmas and when Sarah asked me to whip up a crafty Christmassy project for the shop, how could I refuse? I had lots of fun making these Christmas sacks. A half meter of linen, some fabric, some perle, some gorgeous ribbon and voila enter the Christmas sack. Sarah […]


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 […]



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. […]


Patchwork Scarf

by Kate on May 9, 2011

I first spotted these scarves over at Leslie’s back in 2009 and even commented on her post saying I was going to whip one up for Maddie. Fast forward two years and I have finally gotten round to making one. Not for Maddie, but for her grade 5 buddy as a thank you for taking […]


The Refashion

by Kate on March 23, 2011

I just want to state, for the record, that I suffer from ‘too hard basketitis’*. Basketitis has plagued me throughout my crafting days and after yesterday I am certain that I have missed many a crafting opportunity. A few weeks back, on one of my first ‘kid free’ days, I went shopping with the thrifting […]


My Creative Space: Cookies

by Kate on March 10, 2011

Who better to keep your knickers smelling sweet than a Cookie? For more creative spaces head over to Kirst’s. I hear she is doing marvelous things with some vintage sheets.


Working on..

by Kate on February 10, 2011

Busy as a bee with my Bee Imaginative quilting bee blocks. I ended up with eleven blocks and needed to be a little bit creative to get a large quilt without doing too much extra making. I’m already thrilled with the completed top and can’t wait to see it quilted. Hop over to Kirst’s and […]


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.