Saturday, 29 December 2012


I got this ugly handbag in Primark years ago. I think I have used no more than 10 times and was about to put it in the bin not a long time ago. I kept it though with the purpose of recycling the pieces.

To make this fold-over clutch I have used the zip and some of the vynil-fabric.

To be honest, I have no idea where or when I bought this fabric. I do not really like it, I find it a bit sad and seems I also recycled it from old curtains. Anyway, it was perfect to match with the brown recycled pieces and to train to make my first fold over clutch.

I think I am going to recycle more pieces and make a strap for it, but it will be later.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Birthday girl

My niece turned 5 yesterday and she is becoming an adorable little girl. She lives no less than 600 km away and cannot see her as much as I wished, so I sent her a little present by post with this birthday card I made with scraps.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Curvy Clutch In Use

I am posting this picture to show how well my favourite curvy clutch and my outfit matched at a lovely wedding my boy and I witnessed last July. Well, the black strap round my shoulder was not in my outfit actually, but this is the only pic I have to show carrying my handmade curvy clutch in use! You can see it better in this post.

Thanks to Yummy Lavender's auntie for the pic!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Baby Boy Bibs

I must admit I am awful at IT: trying to labeling my posts properly I deleted a nice post I published around a year ago by mistake. It was titled "Olivia", you might remember I posted a few items I made for a lovely newborn girl. I also deleted all the pics I made... Anyway, to compensate that lost I am showing you some baby boy bids I made.
I used 100% percale cotton fabrics. You might remember this other bib I made with the same set of fabrics. This time I backed them in toweling.

Do not they look nice all together?

Monday, 26 November 2012

Working on

 I do not know how many times I have wished to have a sewing space at home. Just a simple nook where all my materials would be tidy and handy. My fabrics are in a box, my working table is where we have lunch and my sewing machine is in another dark room. It is not really an excuse, but I am sure that if I had everything in the same place I would finish my projects sooner and, in general, my sewing would be more productive if it did not take me at least half an hour to get ready to sew.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Assembled Hexagons

I am definetely hooked on the English paper piecing technique.
An aunt of mine is taking a patchwork course, which she is really enjoying,
she showed me her patterns and creations with English paper piercing technique and found it quite cute. However most of the designs were flower designs and a bit too much. 
So we did some research about this technique and came across this post full of hexagon resources.

I find hexagon technique simple, quite entertaining and perfect to recycle fabric scraps.
Now I just need to think about what this project is going to turn ... maybe a cushion, a quilt, a bag... ideas are welcome!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Cushion II

This cushion meant to be a table mat for my adorable niece. It was not a good idea though,
due to the linen fabric I used to make it. So, in the end, it turned up a little cushion.

I am glad to see projects I started months ago start to take shape.
Hope the next will be a baby boy quilt I started no months but almost two years ago!

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Cushion covers

I have finally finished this set of cushion covers I started making months ago.
They are for a really special couple, hence their initials to make them more personal.
I'm looking forward to seeing them on their couches.
                                  The fabrics are from Ikea: they are both unexpensive and soft.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Production Line

I know I've made this tiny make-up bag before, but an ex-workmate used to like this one of mine and wanted to make one as a farewell.
I could not decide what fabric to use...

In the end, I made seven for her to choose.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Cath Kidston

Hi! Just to confirm I am one of the worst bloggers ever (5 months since my last post... upps) 
I'm back to show something my sister and I made for my lovely niece last summer . 

Making this bag was not really a big deal due to you get the fabric and already pre-cut pieces by getting this Cath Kidston's book, so the only thing you have to do is joining and sew the pieces up.

But it's very cute, isn't it? and my niece loves it!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

I am back!

I have put aside blogging for months due to mixture of laziness and a bit of lack of inspiration. However, isn't it inspiring the fact that three close beautiful mums are about to repeat maternity by having no less than three baby girls! They are about to be born in and I have to rush if I want them to have what I am making for them in the next weeks.
This diaper changing pad is something I've just finished so far.