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Today is take down the Christmas tree day – nope it’s not – it’s wrap up the Christmas Tree in a white bag day!  The word for me this year is EASY and you know, this idea makes it easy today at the beginning of 2020 and it will be easy for me at the end of the year to just pull it out.  I whipped up a bag on my Overlocker using an old white sheet from a dry cleaners.  Love it!

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Next Christmas is going to be so EASY putting up the tree!  I just loved my decorations this past Christmas so I will just be repeating it again 2020…

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And I’m loving the cool tones of white and brown/black now…9763EB75-E121-4A58-BE81-5EC879DAF0377DCFC9F6-FE00-4E05-AFD4-E2CBEFED4B77

This is the Scripture reference in the Bible that inspires me regarding this year, 2020, being EASY!  It doesn’t mean I won’t be very busy and productive, quite the contrary.  But I believe this year God is going to give me great ideas to make things EASY and light! 777E96F9-BCAF-4989-8CD7-901E4D018BE3

Christmas is over and it is holiday time.  And so it’s time to get OFF Pinterest and actually make something.  So I chose these little Home Sachets.  I think they will make nice little gifts…

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This is something a little different for me.  I’m working with pre-loved doilies.  I’ve made this little cushion and used a stencil in the middle for the words, with free-motion sewing.  It kind of looks like gothic meets grandma!! Ha!

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A little summer holiday project.  I love the way it isn’t perfect, the hessian style border with the stitching showing makes it simple and clean. 71199f3c-4edf-4b6a-8509-c1ee0f1136682aa916c0-a48f-4d41-9c75-30aab21640fd

The making of…

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Hi! 🐝

Winter continues and the warmth of the sewing room beckons.  So I just got home from church and made this sweet love picture.  Simple and clean.

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Have a nice day and I hope you are inspired to create 💕

This is my first journal and I love it!  I’ve been watching You Tube tutorials and think they are lovely.  I used the denim cut out from my Denim Delight, Decontructed Jacket, and I’ve got to say I’m now hooked on the denim with white freemotion sewing …….love!

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I’m thought I was too much of an IT geek to use one as I prefer electronic medium rather than paper, but I could be tempted!  And it smells so good…

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Then I decided to add a small bag in the pocket at the front…A0A23E1C-A4B4-44F9-84F7-62BA23025079D9F96779-D2CC-4CD7-A08A-EC2B1256FC84

And why not have a matching pencil case to fit a few pens in…

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I’ts a very rainy day here today so perfect for creating in my sewing room 🙂

Jo xxx

 

 

 

 

Its been years since I made these little tissue packs. I saw a reasonable size packet of tissues in a shop and thought they would be fun to make, quick and easy.  I searched on You Tube and found heaps of little demonstrations, and downloaded a pattern (yes a pattern!) because I had never made them lined before.  And in effect lining them made them so much easier to make and tidy.  It was also fun mixing two fabrics together, and using the flowers from one of my husbands old (clean) shirts (that had shrunk in the wash!).

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One minute it was summer, next minute we’re right in the middle of winter! Brrrrr!

Thought I had better whip up a hotwater bottle cover quickly.  Something I can keep in the lounge… you know, matches the decor!  Plus needs to be snugly.  This is a 100% wool baby blanket bought in an opshop… a little bit of old New Zealand that we all love, complete with the blue ribbon trim.  Tidy!

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I just felt like blinging a towel to match my bathroom..

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Inspired during my holiday, at home by the sea, and a painting I found on Pinterest, I was inspired to do this piece of freemotion sewing.

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This is the original piece “Padstow Seagulls” Canvas Art by Hannah Tolson, which features a friendly flock of seagulls flying over Padstow harbour.

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