Monday, 27 September 2010

Continuous Prairie Points

Oh WOW!  Found this crazy site.  Not sure if it is quite my scene, but it has some interesting tutorials.  Here is one on prairie points.  Worth a look in.  Just don't delve too far into the blog site.  Some of it is not for the faint hearted.

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Photo credit: Calamity Kim

Foldaway Shopping Bag Tutorial

It's that time of the morning again!  Already been surfing for almost two hours.  But look what I found!  A great website for loads of crafty ideas.

I know we all have made our own shopping bags in loads of different ways or maybe just the usual easy way.  But this is a foldaway bag that will fit nicely into your handbag and stay tidy.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Organizing your fabrics!

Don't you just love Autumn?  All the leaves turning into beautiful colours before they disappear.  It kinda makes you want to get everything around you sorted, ready for the winter hibernation.  Well my friends know I am not the tidiest of people.  And they will probably be rolling about in fits of laughter when I say that I thought about getting my fabrics in some sort of order, yet again.  Ages ago I found a website on this great aid for folding your fabric and storing it neatly away.  Of course, all this costs money and you have to have so many of them that I really don't think it is even worth considering.  So off I went to YouTube and found this little idea.  So simple I just don't know why I didn't think of it myself.  (Because I don't always do simple!)

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Heart Cushions for Breast Cancer Patients

Good Morning!  We had a fun day yesterday at the Noodles' hideout.  We sewed some heart cushions for the ladies at the Breast Care Unit of Medway Maritime Hospital.  Earlier this year, the quilting group Castle Wall, had a charity sewing day and we all made these heart shaped cushions and donated them to the unit.  The nurses were thrilled with them and said they would let us know when they needed more.  So I got the call last week and off to the machine I went.  The cushions are really easy to sew and while I surfed the net this morning, I found a wonderful Dutch website that has the template and instructions in case you would like to have a go!

Here is the link:

If you can, do give this a go and make someone more comfortable through what I can only imagine is a very traumatic, life-altering operation to have to go through.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Sharon Schamber is great!

I don't know if anyone else has discovered Sharon Schamber on YouTube.  She is a machine quilter producing some real show winning quilts.  Here is a video on her binding techniques.  I have to say, it looks more in control than my usual efforts!  See what you think.