I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and New Year. I've been spending this time relaxing and taking some time out to reflect on the last year and consider what I would like to do over the coming year.
I've come up with a lot of thoughts and a few resolutions - but one of the most important goals that I can think of is to live joyfully. For me, this one small thing represents creating a better balance in my life (one of the things at the top of my list for this year!)
Other resolutions for this year (in no particular order):
* Be braver in my choices to grow my business
* Get more to grips with my dietary needs (Since last year I have to follow a gluten free diet for health reasons)
* Work on improving my fitness
* Be more disciplined about keeping my free time to myself and not letting other things creep in
None of these resolutions are major life changes, but I figure a few small tweaks won't go astray! :)
Have you made any resolutions (big or small) this new year?
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit my blog over the past year - thank you for reading my ramblings, leaving me the occasional comment and for making blogging such a positive experience. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas filled with happiness and joy!
In my last post on handmade decorations, did some patchwork baubles using up old scraps of fabric. Today I made these cute fabric pinwheels, which was another great opportunity to use up fabric that might otherwise sit in my stash unused.
These pinwheels were done with the leftover red gingham from making my little niece a Christmas stocking, along with some calico pieces that I had lying around. (The colours are closer than they appear in this photo). I thought that these would have a kind of vintagey feel, and I just love this cute saddle-stitch grosgrain ribbon!
Pinwheels like this are super easy to make, you can use whatever fabric fits your Christmas colour scheme and with fusible webbing you can even do a no-sew version. For a super easy take on fabric pin wheels, visit Sandi Henderson Designs for some downloadable PDF instructions.
I can't believe how fast December is speeding past! I've more or less got everything organised ready to prepare a full Christmas turkey meal (my first attempt at turkey!) and I've got Christmas decorations up around the house getting in the festive sprit.
One of the gifts I made this year was this cute Christmas stocking for my 3 year old niece in Australia.
In between work and preparing for Christmas, I managed to find time to make these two linen cushions for my mum.
These are roughly 18 by 12 inches, with 3 small tucks toward one end. These will go alongside some of my linen ruffle cushions which were made with the same fabric.
One of the things I've been planning to make for a while is this Monotone Union Jack cushion for my Etsy shop. The cushion has grey 100% linen on the front and back, with different size grosgrain ribbons stitched on to make the union jack shape.
I'm a designer/maker with a passion for beautiful clothes and homewares, a love of sewing and yarn crafts - and a little bit of an obsession with knitting looms!
I love making clothes and bags, handmade cushions and home decor, as well as crocheted hats, scarves and textile jewellery. My blog is a little bit about my life and lot about what inspires me to create new things. :)
I love vintage clothing and a lot of my inspiration comes from vintage fashions, and working with preloved items to make new, unique items. I love unexpected combinations and my perfect outfit or ideal room is one that combines vintage pieces with unique, handmade items.