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Happy Clappy! 3 Cushions to Make You Smile

Happy Clappy! 3 Cushions to Make You Smile

I have been surprised to see how much events in the world effect my creativeness. I designed the It's A Lot Quilt as a direct reaction to 2020 and the worldwide pandemic.  It really was an awful lot. The quilt is also a lot - although I would say it is a lot of beauty!  Favourite fabrics, favourite sewing techniques, favourite design elements all in one riot of colour and joy but still very much a lot. Orla was designed during a quieter period of the pandemic for me - living in NSW Australia. Covid spread was almost non existent...

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Why, hello there

Why, hello there

As an external referencer putting my creative work out into the world can be a pretty daunting experience.  I almost want to ask everyone I know if they like what I have made BUT what if they say 'NO its not really my cup of tea"? I, of course realise, that my creative style is not everyone's cup of tea - so its a pretty confusing space to be! I have only fairly recently started telling people about my creative start up even though I work really hard at it.  I was far more likely to say I'm a lawyer,...

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A Little More than It's A Lot!

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A Little More than It's A Lot!

Here's a little tutorial to make a useful little appliqué supply kit (or really any small sewing project kit).

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It's A Lot

2020/21 has been such a surreal experience for the world.  An ongoing pandemic, restrictions for safety, much of the world in long periods of lock down, 3 million have died - it has been a lot. In Australia we have been shielded by our island status and ability to shut borders and quarantine but this has not been without its own problems. An example, close to home, has been trying to support a good friend whose elderly mother fell and broke her femur - badly.  She lives in a different country to her three children and my friend has been...

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Tutorial: Orange Peel Needle Turn Appliqué

I've had a few people asking me how I do needle turn appliqué recently, so I made a quick tutorial today and put it up on IGTV.  I thought I'd add here as well, in case that is easier to find.  Happy stitching!  

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