Crazy quilted dust cover

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An attack on my scraps bag was needed so I I cut a piece of old tablecloth big enough to cover my scan n cut then crazy quilted scraps all over it. I included a piece of black work – yellow and navy  – embroidery started 20 years ago and added appliqué shapes, scraps of lace and ribbon and then used decorative stitches to tidy up some of the edges. A contrast bias binding finished it off (sewn back to front, whoops).


it may not be fitted and my scrap bag is still full but this useful little addition to my craft room is full of stitching memories, I love it.

Stationery holder gift


A small gift of four cards made from the same paper set ( nature’s gallery by Docrafts) made better by presenting them in a folder .

a sheet of 12×12″ paper from the same range is scored horizontally at 7″ and 11″  then at 5″ and 7″ down to form a spine.. I rounded the corners  too.

Fold all but the 1″ cuff to form the folder and fix brads from cover to  inner as shown, then stick ribbon or twine inside the cuff and use the final cuff fold to firm the ribbon in place and cover the brad legs.

imageI poked two holes in the front cover and threaded some fine twine through then strung some tags from the nature’s gallery range on the twine to decorate the cover.

serviette decoupage


IKEA mirror upcycle – I found some Cath Kidston paper serviettes on sale (45p the packet!). They are soooo pretty that I decided to use them for crafting. I peeled off the plain paper liner and pasted a thin layer of mod podge on the mirror. Rather than tearing the napkin into pieces, decided to keep the chequerboard structure in tact which entailed some fussy tearing around the mirror. Decided my fussy tearing wasn’t neat enough so some contrast washi tape provided a central contrast to finish things off.

The napkins wrinkled to provide a lovely texture to the finished mirror.

Machine stitch sampler

As recommended, when I got my Janome decor doc 3050, I made a stitch sampler. But rather than have a useless but decorative piece hanging around – I decided to make it into a bag to hold the presses feet and accessories.


main challenge for this was putting the continuous zipper together, I find threading the zip on tough despite following YouTube videos carefully. Nevertheless continuous zips make financial sense and are worth the fiddle. Maybe I will be organized and thread all the bits together before I need them ?