Wednesday, 26 July 2017


I have all the letters finished for my Merry Bunting and i have made a start on my Christmas one,i also need to be on the look out for some green ric rac,i have some but not enough to do all the letters in Merry Christmas.
This is a lovely pattern by Rosalie Dekker called Merry Bunting and i have used cottage garden thread oregano.
Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx

Monday, 24 July 2017

Merry Bunting

I have had this pattern for a few years now and thought it was about time i started it.

Two letters down and three to go,hey Chez have you started yours yet ?
I have used Cottage garden thread Oregano for this project.

Its a beautiful pattern by Rosie Dekker called Merry Bunting.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
Cheers Shez xx

Saturday, 22 July 2017


For Friday Night Sew-in i decided to make up a tea towel to match the hand towel that i made during the week.

I use this lovely tea cup stitchery designed by Michelle of Rag-Tag Stitchin 

Such a lovely stitchery and it looked great on the linen tea towel that i made.

I know have a matching set to see what the other ladies got up to for FNSI go here and a big thankyou to Wendy for hosting.

Hope your weekend is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Tutorial for Kitchen Hand Towels

My friend Vicki asked me how i make my kitchen hand towels so i told her that i would do a tutorial on how i make them.
First off i use this lovely pattern by Kerryanne English template is here  thankyou Kerryanne for such a lovely design.
If my hand towels are lovely thick ones i make the template a bit larger.

 I cut out 2 fabric pieces and 2 heavy iron on interfacing,i use the heavy one from spotlight i think it is about $3.99 a meter.

I iron the interfacing onto the back of your pieces and then iron up a hem at the bottom about half an inch make sure when you put the pieces on top of each other the hems are the same size.

Then with the 2 right sides together sew around the outside but not the bottom.

Then trim your corners and turn inside out and press.

Then get your hand towel i cut one in half and i get two,gather up the top edge.

Gather the top of your hand towel to fit inside the top piece,i tuck up about half an inch to make sure that i get all the towel up there.

The stitching gets the back as well,here is the front of one towel and the back of another.

Then do the buttonholes

Sew the buttons on and give them a press and this is how i make my kitchen hand towels,there are probably many other ways but this is how i make mine.
Good luck trying one,they make lovely gifts.

Dont forget to signup with Wendy for Friday night sew-in,signups here.

Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017


I had a lovely time on Monday at craft ,Brenda bought along her quilt to work on ,she is up to sewing the binding down.

So much work has gone into this,lots of patchwork blocks

And lots of stitching,well done Brenda ,the quilt was beautiful.

 Most of the ladies are still knitting socks and they all said hello Joy.

Cathy was given this lovely felted ball by a friend and it has soap inside it and she was busy knitting a blanket.
Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx

Sunday, 16 July 2017

A Finish

I got my hexie journal finished

Need to find a nice pen to go into the pocket

Another finish for the gift box
Hope you all have a lovely day.
Cheers Shez xx

Friday, 14 July 2017

New Book

I havent shown you my new book Just be Claus by Robin Kingsley,its such a beautiful book.

I love all the projects in this book.

Hopefully i can get at least one project out of this book made before xmas this year.

Such cute pin cushions.

Love this wall hanging.

We have had our 3 littlest monkeys staying with us,we enjoy having them ,here they are having a cut and paste secession.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Cheers Shez xx