Monthly Archives: March 2011

What to make with… a charm pack

During a recent cleanup of my fabrics, I came across a charm pack of Rural Jardin by French General for Moda  that I had forgotten about. I had no definite idea of what to make with it until I remembered … Continue reading

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A blue day…

Definitely a blue day !  I received  my latest package from one of my favourite fabric shops (I needed a bolt of Kona indigo and they happened to have a sale on Tonga batiks I couldn’t resist…) and proceeded to … Continue reading

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Happy Tape and laptop makeover

Look what arrived the other day ! More Happy Tape to go with my collection of pinks and purples ! When this lot arrived, Lucie wanted me to use it to make my laptop “girly”, so here is what it … Continue reading

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Organising my workstation

My studio is in the attic. Great for light, bad for wall space ! With my growing fabric stash, I needed to free up some space on the desk and on the fabric shelf. Also, I was wasting a lot … Continue reading

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On the design wall… Half-square triangles

I have just opened a couple of new South African Shwe Shwe 5-inch square packs and made 192 half-square triangles. Here is what was left after squaring up all these squares : I have been playing around with different layouts … Continue reading

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Keeping the ears and brain busy when sewing : TED

When I sew, I don’t listen to music, I prefer watching/listening to TV programs or audiobooks. Given the recent election coverage and the doom and gloom talk about the current economic situation in Ireland, listening to the radio is not … Continue reading

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Shop Update : 3 new quilts

I have just added 3 new quilts to my Etsy shop : Rainbow Windows Hexagon Baby Quilt Indigo Shwe Shwe Go take a look ! ~~Catherine

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Denim Rag Rug

I have been collecting old pairs of denims for years waiting for suitable projects. One of them is a denim rag rug. I found a tutorial for it online about a year ago but I couldn’t find it again to … Continue reading

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Oilcloth experiment – doorstop

I have been meaning to play around with some oilcloth for a while so I had a got at making a doorstop out of a simple zippered pocket. To add some weight, I collected some big pebbles on Killiney beach … Continue reading

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