African print cushion covers

I had some fabric left over from the lengths Dylan gave me to make his Party Pants…. so what better way to make use of the fabric than to construct some African print cushion covers for Dylan’s sister in South Africa.

3 cushion covers
3 cushion covers

These covers fit cushions of 60cm x 60cm, have 6 ties on the back to secure the covers – makes for interesting back design and also very functional. I think these look great – What do you think?

I’ve gone a bit Purse mad

Having realised that I accumulated in excess of twenty 15cm zippers of varying colours, and tempting to “clean up” my sewing cupboard I have been busy the past 3 weeks testing patterns and making a few purses for friends and family. Here are a few of my finished products.

I particularly like the style of the Pyramid Purse, so in the coming weeks a few will be available to purchase through my Etsy Shop

pyramid coin purse
pyramid coin purse – African print with polka dot lining
3 purses with pocket and heart lining
3 African print purses with inside pocket and heart lining
Bird African print purse with 1 inside pocket and polka-dot lining
Happy Birthday Ming! Bird African print purse with 1 inside pocket and polka-dot lining


African print bunting

A trip to Cornwall at Easter reinforced my feeling that it’s important to have a nice looking campsite, and to be comfortable !

List of this to brighten up a camping trip- ( 3 things to start with!)

Bunting – a must have, and I will be busily making some ahead of the next camping trip which planned for early May

Wellington boots – as long as they are brightly coloured and it’s not raining! Here are a pic of my boots I bought earlier this year from Joules – I love these, not only comfy, but perfect for slipping on when in a hurry to get from the tent to the loo !

A comfy chair to lounge in while watching friends slave over the camp fire, so to relax in while sipping a cold beer… or warm red wine (if you forgot to pack the esky!)

Neither of the last 2 items I can make, so I will be making some bunting- much to the disgust of my b/f.  He doesn’t like crafty stuff!

I have already cut out some trianges from offcuts of fabric, and will sew these together in the coming week.

bunting materials

Take 2 triange peices – with right sides together sew along the 2 long sides. Fold the to right way. repeat with all pieces.

Stitch the open ends inside bias binding and there you have it …. a length of bunting, perfect to brighten up any campsite or garden !

Foot stool beanbag

Another project from the Liberty Book of Home sewing.

The fabric is from Ikea – a thick, heavy cotton, and filled with polystyrene beans.

42cm diameter, 39cm height. Zipper closure on the base, fabric handle on the side. Project completed within an hour.

foot stool
bean bag foot stool


Fabric covered books

I love the Liberty Book of Home Sewing , there are so many nice projects to complete. I have covered two A5 books to make them unique, and perfect for gifts. I hope Selina likes her Liberty print book.

fabric covered book
African print fabric covered book
book covered with fabric
book covered with fabric
Liberty print and African print
Liberty print and African print

Dog paw print stockings for Christmas

I’m slowly getting into the homemade Christmas spirit…. Christmas cards have been made and posted, first test of the fruit mince pie recipe was success and very delicious, and now 2 Christmas stockings are completed.

Aren’t these just soooo cute – FOR SALE on

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Dog paw print fleece Christmas Stockings
Dog paw print fleece Christmas Stockings

And check out my other animal inspired craft items