Tuesday, 19 September 2017

New style glasses cases

My husband has a felted glasses case which is beautifully simple and I decided to create a pattern from it to make my own glasses cases.  Here are some of the results.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Chicken farm update

While in Utange, Julie also took time to visit Margaret.  I paid for Margaret's chicken shed to be restored and for her to restock her chickens.  The business is going well now, and Margaret is able to support her family through selling both eggs and chickens.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Panel bag

This is a longer version of the panel bag, because this time I cut the place mat vertically rather than horizontally.  All of this set of bags are lined with some lovely linen style fabric I was given.  It was such a pleasure to work with and gives a lovely structure to the bags.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Unlined pocket puses

These have been out of stock for a while - I particularly enjoyed making use of the beautivul printed denim of the bottom pocket.

Friday, 15 September 2017

"Stained glass" quilt in progress

I really enjjoyed making this.  The cutting took ages, but it sewed up really easily.  I used the pattern from Lucy's Quilts which was accurate and well-explained. My only quibble was that the single bed size seemed quite short, so I added two 8" rows - one at the top and one at the bottom.  Now I am waiting for wadding to arrive so that I can complete it. 

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Large embroidered phone cases

Like the earlier owl phone cases, these embroidered cases are needed in a larger size to fit today's larger smart phones.  Hopefully these will meet the need.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017


This is another new line for me.  I have amassed some footstools which were unwanted.  These have been recovered with denim.  Thetop is leftover strips which have been pieced together, crazy quilt style, while the sides are made from pockets.
I think the pockets would be ideal for storing remote controls!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Utange primary school using computers

Susan sent me these photos from utange showing class 8 using the computers I provided during their Social Sciences lesson with Mr Duke.  It is good to see that they are of use.  I hope to send the money for another 10 computers soon.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Simple pocket purses

These are lined purses.  They are straightforward to make and there is a tutorial for them in the tutorials section of this site.  I enjoy finding "interesting" pockets to use.  There is quite a lot of sewing involved, but the results are pleasing.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sunglasses cases

I have amended how I fastened these cases, making use of some of the shanked buttons I have been given.  I like the result and hope they will sell well.