Category: Gifts

September 28, 2018
Infinity Scarf Tutorial

My 5 minute demo in class this month was how to make these super easy infinity scarfs.     You can use anything between 1 and 4 pieces of fabric for your scarf.     The sumptuous softness of Art Gallery fabrics  or Liberty Lawns work particularly well, but you can also use quilting cotton, […]

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September 12, 2018
Autumn Table Projects Part 2

Hello there!   As promised, I'm back to tell you about the rest of the projects on my Autumn Table!     (you can read all about projects 1-5 here)   6. Denim Washbag:     My love of repurposing denim gets everywhere!   Unfortunately I don't have a pattern written up yet for this […]

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September 10, 2018
Rope Bowl Workshop 2

Last Saturday was my 2nd Rope Bowl Workshop.     And I'm pleased to say this lot were just as productive as my first group of ladies!!     Once again the feedback from this workshop was a resounding success!   It gives me so much pleasure seeing proudly smiling faces going home with beautiful […]

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August 20, 2018
Tissue Box Cover Tutorial

It's about time I posted another tutorial here, don't you think?     Before all the sniffles and colds get going, how about pretty, quilted tissue box covers.  I'd much rather see pretty fabric sitting in my room, than a functional cardboard box!     And this tutorial will explain how to cover a box […]

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August 14, 2018
'Wee Coloured Houses' Birthday Pouch

A good friend of mine recently celebrated a milestone birthday.   Now this friend is uber creative and talented, especially when it comes to ceramics.   Rachel has a workshop in Conway Mill, just 2 floors above me, and makes the most stunning ceramic house pictures and brooches #weecolouredhouses   I'm lucky to be the […]

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March 16, 2018
Easter Table (part 2)!

So, I'm going to completely ignore the impending snow forecast and pretend it is spring and enjoy my narcissus and daffs and the blissfulness of denial!     With just over 2 weeks to Easter, let's crack on with part 2 of my classroom Easter table.     At the top right hand side of […]

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March 14, 2018
Easter Table (part 1)!

When I was at Primary School we had a 'Nature Table', decorated according to the seasons, with items mucky hands would triumphantly find and trophy into class the next day!   The Autumn Table was my favourite.  I can still see the bright orangey-red ovals of rosehips, shining like jewels among the tattered leaves and […]

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December 27, 2017
Lola Pouch Gifts

Hello everyone!   How did your Christmas go over?  Mine was a peaceful and relaxing time spent with family.... the best kind (though eating my body weight in mince pieces and festive fayre is perhaps overdoing it, a tad!).   In all the pre-Christmas madness busyness I past my 7th year blogiversary (20th) and on […]

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December 21, 2017
Recycled Denim Pouches

Hi everyone!   Well with only a few more days to go, I hope you are not too stressed!   I have only one more commission to complete (tomorrow) and then I am officially off work! Yay!     Despite the busyness this week, I did manage to get 2 presents made.  One is a […]

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November 5, 2017
Apples!

Happy Sunday to you all!   I had a lovely, relaxing day today. And that included some fun sewing time!     These cute little apples are from the genius creativity of Kim Kruzich aka Retro Mama. She designs the cutest patterns, and her book is called 'Scrap Happy Sewing' - ahhhh, a girl after […]

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October 19, 2017
Applique Robin Cushion Pattern

Hi there!  How's your week going so far?   I hope you are managing to fit in some sewing time.   This week has had a few twists and turns for me.  The Quilting shop where I teach announced they are closing down.  Sad news for staff and customers alike.   In better news, I […]

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September 17, 2017
Selvedge Bookmark Tutorial

Hello everyone!   How are you doing?   I haven't done a tutorial here in a long while, so I thought it was time to rectify that.     You know how I'm always saving fabric scraps? Well I even keep the part of the fabric most people chuck away!   If like me you […]

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August 10, 2017
'Around the World' Birthday Quilt

Happy Thursday everyone!   It's a happy day here at the Hollies Household because not only is the sun shining, we have just had gas installed in our new home! This means we now have long awaited hot water, cooking facilities and a little heat on chilly evenings!  #livinglikekings   The quilt I'd like to […]

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May 10, 2017
Mini Baby Basket & Bibs

My colleague in work had a bonny baby girl last week!   As we both work in a Quilting shop, it seemed only fitting to make her a quilted baby gift!     I have loved Ayumi's fabric basket pattern since she released it in 2008, and have made many in a variety of sizes […]

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April 30, 2017
Tweed Hare Cushion

Hi everyone, can you believe we are through April already!!   It's been an eventful month for me, especially this past week (more on that another day). But as always, there has been lots of sewing!   I have two great friends that I regularly breakfast with.  They have birthdays 2 months apart, and you […]

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April 11, 2017
Mother's Day Pot Holder!

I realise Mother's Day is a while ago now, but I haven't told you about a wee make I made my mum!   I have made mum pot holders before, and was pleased to see them put to good use in her kitchen recently.   But continuous use means they get a little 'worse for […]

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February 19, 2017
A Family of Owls!

A lovely 'owl loving' friend of mine had her birthday this weekend!     'Olive Owl' first made an appearance in my Woodland Friends quilt last year.  (And I'm currently teaching this quilt in my classes - it's been so lovely watching a beautiful 'Parliament of Owls' appear!)   I adapted the pattern to create […]

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January 11, 2017
Another Denim Pouch!

I hope you aren't tired of seeing my denim pouches!     I was woefully late getting a birthday present to my friend, but now that she has it I can show it to you!     This one is a little different from my other denim pouches.  I thought I would keep hexies as […]

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December 30, 2016
Denim Pouches

Some much needed time off in December meant 'play time'! And for me, playtime usually involves denim!!     I love the many different tones that exist in this durable form.     I started my 'playtime' with a little denim EPP (English Paper Piecing) in front of the open fire on chilly December evenings. […]

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December 22, 2016
Fussy Cut Coasters

(Don't forget to enter my Joel Dewberry Giveaway here.)     It seems like ages ago when my Fussy Cut Christmas Coasters appeared in the November issue of Quilt Now.   This 'Chalkboard Snowman' fabric by Studio E was perfect for fussy cutting.     And if you make your templates from see-through plastic, then […]

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