Category: Gifts

December 26, 2019
Juniper Baskets 2, 3, 4

Happy Boxing Day!   I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day with your loved ones, enjoying great food and timely rest and relaxtion.   Now that all my handmade presents have been gifted and opened, I can show you 3 more!   3 more Juniper baskets in fact!   You may remember my first […]

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December 22, 2019
Cork Pouches

I've recently gifted a selection of 'cork pouches'.   I love working with cork!  It goes with just about everything, comes in lots of different colours (including sparkly!) can be rotary cut, pieced, quilted, ironed (medium-cool heat setting) and is 3d friendly!  Did you know it's vegan too (though I don't recommend eating it!).   […]

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December 21, 2019
Two Robin Hoops!

Today I handed over 2 more pressies to my monthly breakfast buddies!     You may remember I ran my Robin Hoop Art workshop last month.  Robins are so iconic at this time of year and I thought these sketchy hoops would make the perfect handmade gifts for my craft-loving friends.     While the […]

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December 19, 2019
Strip Pieced Birthday Quilt

A very good friend of mine had a 'special' birthday this month, and last night I got to hand over the quilt I had made for her.     This is a strip pieced quilt, made in Amy Butler fabrics (mostly Soul Blossoms).     I love this type of piecing, and it's a great […]

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December 12, 2019
Secret Santa Gifts

During our last week of classes we have adopted the tradition of 'Secret Santa'.   I love this fun tradition, seeing the variety of handmade and bought gifts, all for under £5!   6 weekly classes means I have 6 Secret Santa presents to either make or buy. This year I'm trying not to buy […]

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December 10, 2019
Tilda Juniper Basket

A special friend of mine had her birthday at the weekend, and this is what I made her.     This is my take on the Juniper Basket, by my uber talented quilty friend, Svetlana of SOTAK Handmade.     Svetlana's patterns are always so well written, and she includes 2 sizes for this cute […]

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November 13, 2019
French General Quilt Gift

Hi there, if you are looking for details of my giveaway you can find it here.   Since the summer I've been working on 3 quilts, getting them ready to gift later in the year.   Well the first has been completed and gifted and I can show you it here.       This […]

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November 9, 2019
Kantha on Tweed & Giveaway

If you read my last post, you will know that I've been making gifts for my #Threads Across the Sea quilting friends.   Here's what I made:     I love the organic nature of kantha stitching, an ancient form of Indian embroidery.  Originally used on saris, kantha now makes appearances on apparel, home furnishings […]

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November 8, 2019
Threads Across the Sea 2019

For the past few years, an annual tradition has started among 3 of my long time quilty friends and myself.     2 of us live in N.Ireland and the other 2 in England.  We try to meet up each year to sew, taking it in turns to meet on either side of the Irish […]

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October 4, 2019
Sock Monkeys

This term in class we have been running a soft toys theme.  And in keeping with this theme, this week I have been demo-ing the hugely affectionate Sock Monkey!     This pattern is by Craft Passion and includes 3 sizes - Adult, Toddler & Baby!   You need one pair of socks to make […]

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September 10, 2019
Sample Swatch Pouch Gift

I got to hand over another little handmade gift last week!     You may remember the Tilda & Cork pouch I made for a friend during the summer?  Well this one is for her mum.     My friend recently gave me a bag of small fabric samples, the perfect size for pouch making!  […]

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August 22, 2019
'Giant's Causeway' Pillow Gift

The 2nd of my gifts being handed out this week is this English Paper Pieced (EPP) Hexie Pillow.     This gift is actually a 'thank you' from my daughter to a family who've been like a 2nd family to her for many years, and have faithfully supported her missionary training!   The family in […]

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August 20, 2019
Tilda Cork Pouch Gift

This week I'll be delivering 2 more handmade gifts.   Today, I handed over a sweet little Tilda and Cork patchwork pouch!     My friend is an interior designer and very kindly supplied me with the sample swatches I needed for my daughter's Teacher's present.     This is another sewing friend, so I […]

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August 6, 2019
Vintage Sheets Cushions Gifted!

Today I got to hand over 2 special gifts!     Angie, my very good friend and fellow sewist, had been travelling for a year and before she left she gave me her precious and treasured stash of vintage sheets!     I too am a collector of vintage sheets, so I instantly understood the […]

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June 28, 2019
18th Birthday Quilt

My baby girl turned 18 this week!     Wow!  How did that happen! I'm now the proud new owner of 3 adults!       I've made all my girls quilts for their 18th birthdays, and I try to reflect something of their personalities in the quilts.     My youngest daughter has a […]

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June 3, 2019
Sample Swatch Bag

My youngest daughter finishes her 14 year school career and turns 18 this month! Where did the time go!   She has had one teacher in particular who has nurtured her love of literature and encouraged and inspired her for the last 4 years.   So I offered to make her a bag, as a […]

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January 14, 2019
New Year Table Display: Part1

We are well into our stride again with the new term of classes. So it's time to show you my New Year Display Table!     I've gone for a 'kitchen' theme this term, getting you inspired to pretty up your table and domestic space, as well as lots of gift ideas for those friends […]

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October 31, 2018
Christmas Table Display: Part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of my Christmas Table Display! (part 1 available here)     I've had great reactions to my Christmas display in my classes this week. I hope you enjoy reading about them too!   6 Festive Stars Table Runner (pattern available here)     This is one of my newest patterns […]

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October 29, 2018
Christmas Table Display: Part 1

My new block of classes started back this week, and I have a few surprises in store for my ladies!   The first surprise is the change to my table display.     Not hard to guess what theme I'm going for here!   This is the first of 2 posts that will take you […]

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October 6, 2018
50th Birthday Quilt

Waaaaaaaay back, in February, I facilitated a very good friend's special birthday request!     16 friends squished into my classroom, each of them charged with making a patchwork block about their dear friend.   Shirley has been a nurse, midwife, missionary and lecturer. She is one of the most generous, caring and just people […]

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