Saturday 28 February 2015

Tutorial: Summer Jumpsuit

Ok, I'm gonna do something that I don't normally do ... and that is to praise the awesome knit fabric selection that's slowly beginning to become available at my local fabric stores, particularly Spotlight.  In recent years I have been so frustrated at the complete lack of anything other than plain colours, and the occasional stripe design.  But over the last couple of seasons there have really been some beauties, and the best thing is they're not too expensive.  Thumbs up to that!

Tuesday 24 February 2015

I have THE MOST amazing readers!!

Over recent months I've again been blown away by how amazing and clever and kind and lovely you, my readers, are.  In fact, some of my readers have even been kind enough to contact me and share what they've made using my tutorials.  

I can't tell you just how much it makes my day when I get an email from a lovely reader.  When I started this blog, my purpose was to be part of the online community of lovely crafty people around the world, and to share (for free) any design ideas (sewing, crochet, cooking or others) that I have had, or that have worked out well for me.  I know that I have appreciated how much knowledge and how many crafty skills I have gained from reading and following tutorials from some amazingly talented bloggers over the years.  So thank you so much for reading and for trusting my ideas enough to actually cut into those precious fabric stashes and have a go.  Here's some of the wonderful work of just a small number of my readers ...

Sue wrote to me just a couple of weeks ago.  She's a lovely Nana to a little 10-month-old baby girl, and was keen to try shirring for the first time.  Here's what she made using my Summer Dresses from Baby Wraps tutorial ... I think this is almost the cutest thing I've seen.  I love the colours, and that ric-rac at the bottom just totally does it for me!  Sue is now going to embellish a pair of tights for her granddaughter to wear under this dress when she is too tall for it, so it can be worn as a top.  What a great idea!!   That's the thing with shirring ... there's always plenty of room to grow!

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Free Recipe: Fat Free (almost) Doughnuts

So, what's better than a beautiful, almost fat-free doughnut fresh from your oven?