Mexican embroidery

Mexican embroidery

It’s been a while since I last posted as it’s been harder than usual to find time to sew and even harder to photograph or write about it. Since the summer, apart from a big finish (more on that to…

Key rings revisited

Key rings revisited

Now that I am off work for the summer I find time to experiment; not only do I sew everyday, I have also tried new recipes and have time to do more things with the kids too. A few years…

Knowing when to stop

Knowing when to stop

A while ago I stumbled upon some bright looking coasters made out of Dresden blocks (here) and thought that would be a great way to use scraps and come up with something useful. I quickly became quite obsessed with them, not exactly sure why,…

New additions to the sewing room

New additions to the sewing room

There are two main changes that have happened in the space that I like to call the “sewing room” or “my office” in the house. The first one was a much needed new ironing board. The last one was wobbly and…

Sashiko Pillows

Sashiko Pillows

After a pieced pillow with cats and an appliqué Dear Sugar pillow, now I bring you the Sashiko Pillows. Sashiko is a Japanese embroidery technique that uses long stitches in a contrasting color. You mostly see geometrical designs, but there are others too….

Dear Sugar pillow

Dear Sugar pillow

Post are coming in slowly, but surely. This was another impulse project I made over the Christmas holidays. I had a bunch of pillow forms which I had ordered a while back and after making the Cat Pillow I was inspired…

The year of the pillow?

The year of the pillow?

Happy 2017! I can’t believe I have not posted anything yet this year. I do have a few projects that I could blog about but not a lot of time to sit down at the computer and upload photos. Let’s…