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Tutorial: Metallic reverse stencil leaf print pillowcases

Tutorial: Metallic reverse stencil leaf print pillowcases

I am totally diggin’ on these metallic reverse stenciled leaf print pillows made by Aunt Peaches. She shares a tutorial at I Love To Create showing how she created them. There’s no sewing required. They’re purchased pillowcases made over with

Tutorial: Kantha needle book

Tutorial: Kantha needle book

Sara from Radiant Home Studio shows how you can make a beautiful kantha needle book like this one. The fabric is pieced from small scraps of fabric – no rules, no matching corners, just sewn together. Inside, there are felt

Tutorial: Scribbly stitching applique

Tutorial: Scribbly stitching applique

Pam from Threading My Way shows how to do scribbly stitching applique that works well for stitching around tiny or complex applique pieces. It might also be referred to as wonky stitching or sketchy stitching. It looks like free motion

Corstorphine HIll

Corstorphine HIll

Another beautiful day today so for my 30 Days Wild activity I joined Crafty Green Boyfriend on his lunchtime walk round Corstorphine Hill (he works near the hill and walks round it most lunchtimes!). This stunning poppy is growing in

Tutorial: Girls 30-minute stretchy tube skirt

Tutorial: Girls 30-minute stretchy tube skirt

Ashley from Make It and Love It shares a tutorial showing how you can make a girls stretchy tube skirt. And fast, too. As in just 30 minutes. She makes them with a wide enclosed elastic waistband and slight gathers

Tutorial: Big Beach Bag

Tutorial: Big Beach Bag

I like my pool bags big. Between towels and pool toys and bottles of water, there’s lots of stuff that needs carrying to the pool. Ama from Ohoh Blog shares a tutorial at Seams and Scissors showing how to make

Free pattern: Summer Blossom Dress for girls

Free pattern: Summer Blossom Dress for girls

Sachiko from Tea Rose Home shares a free pattern for making her Summer Blossom Dress. It’s a simple A-line dress, but with a striking curved hemline and big beautiful floral appliques. It’s a simple pattern, though, so you should be

Colour on a dull day

Colour on a dull day

We walked through town to Inverleith Park where we met this handsome grey heron Swallows, sand martins and house martins were chasing each other low over the pond. Many of the rhododendrons and azaleas are past their best, but they're

Tutorial: Vintage pillowcase vendor apron

Tutorial: Vintage pillowcase vendor apron

Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods shows how you can make a vendor’s apron out of a vintage pillowcase. The vintage fabric makes a pretty and unique apron. Just make a few folds and sew a few straight seams. My favorite part

Tutorial: Two-tier prairie skirt

Tutorial: Two-tier prairie skirt

By Hand London shares a tutorial on their blog showing how you can make a two-tier prairie skirt. It’s a cute look for summer, but it will also transition easily to fall. You can make one in any size, using

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