• We've known for a while that the Colette Team have had an exciting project in the wings, but it wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that they let us in on the big secret. And, it was worth the wait, as they introduce to us Walden Patterns.

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  • The beginning of advent always catches me out. I get to this time of year and I think 'Okay, I've already sorted a few gifts, I'm thinking about the others, no sweat', and then 1st December creeps up and I have a small freak out about advent calendars.

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  • Sarah's Paintbox Quilt

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    A few months ago I needed to get thinking about a new quilt.  I have a very dear friend who lives in Sweden and she was expecting her first baby... a quilt must be made!  I had been eyeing up some disappearing nine patches on my Pinterest Quilts board and figured it would be a good and quick way to create a paintbox quilt.  It would also be easy to make from my scraps pile (scrap packs have just gone in the shop).  So, I set to one evening, and boy it was quick to sew up.  I had the quilt top done in a matter of hours.  I had intended to make this a cot size, but it ended up more of a lap size... my quilt maths failed me again, but hey, bigger is better than smaller I figure.

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  • Are you thinking about Christmas making yet? Last year I developed this bag pattern and made a great stack of these bags - pretty much everyone in my family got one. It's a really quick make, it's economical on the fabric - just half a metre of Klona cotton and half a metre of printed cotton, and EVERYBODY needs one.

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