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I’ve done a Beach Life fabric art before and totally enjoyed it and felt it was time to do another. A warm but wet day in Maketu, NZ, created the perfect mood …. Oh and a day off!

The evolution…

Highlights…

I found a beautiful frame at a second hand shop on Saturday which inspired me to make this design. Made from up-cycled linen and embroidery pieced together.

I felt the Scripture “He heals, the wounds of the broken-hearted” captured the mood of the colours … soothing, calming and gentle to the soul.

So we now have the cutest grandson just living up the road ~ within walking distance. It’s so great. He is SO cute 🥰

I made him a little cushion…

(I also gave him a little book on birds which his dad, who is a super fisherman and loves nature and knows his birds, will love reading to him!)

It is a combination of free motion sewing and using my CRICUT to print and iron on the wording. I’m so pleased with the result.

~ Me and Baby Jack ~

I haven’t posted for ages. I’ve still been making things but you know what it’s like….time consuming! Ha!

Anyway, I made this the other day and sold it on Facebook Marketplace the day I finished making it for NZ$25. I was delighted that it went to a friend of my mum’s who was moving into a tiny house and thought it was just what she needed 💜

~ Free motion sewing “JUST LOVE” pillow ~

Day 3 of my Summer Holiday, with Christmas being day one. Today I felt like making something, so made this pretty little padded purse. Perfect for coins or things you might need in your handbag.

To purchase (if still available in NZ) click here. Felt.nz

I make these from time to time because they are so easy and fun to create … and they are super handy.

I love pulling out one of my many scrap bags and laying out the scraps to see what kind of affect I can achieve.

Simply lay out the scraps on a piece of fabric with padding and then sew up and down! Super easy and fun! Then make into a cute lined purse.

Laying out the scraps!

Hey! How you going in lockdown?

I randomly discovered a video where this woman was making these cute little bags out of the duvet/sheet plastic bags and I thought, yep, I’ve got some of those.  I ordered some brads from Spotlight, and I made the little brown circles out of card with my CRICUT maker, and my mother in law had given me several rolls of pink silk rayon braid which was perfect for tying them up.  I really love them and they’re super quick to make.   Too easy!!

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These little bags are so cute and quite handy.

I’ve been cutting out little hearts and flowers with my CRICUT Maker to have on hand so they are the perfect place to store them…

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Here is the LINK to the YouTube tutorial I found.

As promised yesterday I thought I would do something relevant to the start of this year and our key message from our Prime Minister here in NZ.  We went into lock down hard and fast and it seems to be paying off.   Staying at home and in my bubble is easy for me.

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Hi there!  I thought being in lockdown (in NZ) for the past two weeks I would have done way more creatively, but to be honest, I’ve been too busy, especially with work!  Anyway, a long Easter holiday weekend is perfect to have enough time to start to create.  So I just made this up as I went along…

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Love your life ~ Freemotion sewing

I started by adding the red floral square and then picked up other pieces of fabric and it just emerged from there.

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Window of opportunity … freemotion sewing

Maybe my next one will be bubbles … stay in your bubble!

Hi there!

The thing about the holidays is that you have the time to be creative, make a mess in your craft room, and leave it like that for a few days.  Yesterday morning I dug out a tiny cross-stitch which I would have done about a year ago.  I was going to frame it in a small frame and then thought it would be fun to make it bigger and add the free motion sewing component.  And the result is this little picture (frame is 28x36cm) which I really enjoyed making.  A friend asked me to make something for a baby room and I think this would be perfect.

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After spending some time in the garden this morning it’s always nice to come inside and watch gardening programmes on Netflix while doing some sewing.  With Christmas coming up I’m trying to make as many Christmas presents as possible so it is enjoyable without the stress of time pressure.  I had one lovely piece of beaded fabric just enough for two purses and matched it with a soft fine weave sacking type fabric.

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