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Fat Quarter Projects – Reversible Mini Tote Bag

I enjoy sewing but am definitely a beginner; so fat quarter projects are a simple, fun way to get used to my sewing machine; and get creative!

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And with fat quarter projects in mind, I thought I would share how I made this cute reversible tote bag. I’ve made a couple of these bags now, one as a gift, and one for myself, and they’re a fairly quick make once you have the materials ready.

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The Big Stitch – Summer Spots Upcycled Shorts

Over the last month I had seen the adverts for the British Heart Foundation competition The Big Stitch (#TheBigStitch) and decided I wasn’t going to join in, simply because I had done some upcycling recently, as you can read here, and I have plenty of other sewing projects sitting in a pile waiting to be done…

The Big Stitch - Info tag as seen in store at the British Heart Foundation

Though, as you can probably guess, considering I’m sharing this post, I changed my mind!

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Colour My Everyday – Autumn Photo Challenge

This past week on instagram I have taken part in a small Colour My Everyday photo challenge with an autumn theme.

Challenge

The challenge set by @adventuresandteaparties involves posting an image every day throughout the challenge, fitting with the prompt for the day. It’s super easy and a fun way to get posting inspiration. I liked it so much I thought I would share the fun here on the blog too.

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Santoro Inspired Knitting – The Scarf!

You know you’re a craft addict, when you can’t cope with a weekend away without crafts, weirder still deciding mid-summer to knit a scarf…

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When we were away in Somerset this month, I ended up buying some yarn; because I had the mad urge to knit while I was away and didn’t bring anything with me…

I had all these intentions this year, of making a scarf rather like this one:

Santoro Gorjuss - The Scarf

All credit to Santoro, I am a HUGE Gorjuss fan! This one is actually named “The Scarf”.

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Upcycled Jeans – Retro Cropped Trousers – TBT Projects

This was originally posted on my old blog as part of an upcycling challenge; but I love my upcycled jeans – retro cropped trousers, so needed to share them here.

This is what I love most about these Throwback Thursday posts; is getting the chance to look back on projects I am especially proud of.

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The challenge, as introduced by Jenniffer Taylor, queen of the #sewingrevolution, former Sewing Bee contestant… was to upcycle anything… 

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May 2017 – This Month and The Month Ahead

Here we are at the end of May, and how great has this month been!

This Month

So here’s a recap of what I’ve been up to, what I’ve been enjoying, watching, reading and so on.

But also, to keep looking ahead, some goals, and things that I’m looking forward to, and so, instead of looking back, however fun May has been, and looking forward to what’s going to be happening in June!

Just as a bit more me on the blog aside from the crafty stuff!

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April 2017 – This Month and Month Ahead

This Month is a new feature I had been planning to add in, in the new year, though it’s been a bit delayed. Joy of working full-time, and making things in between really.

I’ve been writing this blog for a few months now, slowly making it how I want, with some things still to knock into place so I’m getting there!

This Month

So, every month I want to add in a bit of, well, me, to the blog: What I’ve been up to, whether I’ve been anywhere fun, what I’ve been enjoying, watching, reading and so on.

But also, to remain positive, some goals, and things that I’m looking forward to, and so, instead of looking back, looking forward to – The Month Ahead!

Just as a bit more of a personal side to the blog really!

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Winter Sparkle Scarf – Easy Chunky Knit Project

We are very much feeling the winter at the moment, it is so dull here still. I thought I’d brighten up the blog with a quick make! Adding a little sparkle and a finished project to the feed!

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I couldn’t resist this cream coloured baby-soft sparkle yarn when I saw it.

Picking it up in Aldi in around September or October last year for about £5 for four balls. I’m a sucker for crafting on a budget, so I nabbed it.

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