Feature – Plushka & Plushka’s Makery

Because I am someone who likes to share I have another feature crafter to show you.  Please welcome Plushka.  I have admired the adorable craft of this young lady for some time now.  I was first in awe of her tiny cross-stitched buttons and such but have come to notice she is a multi-talented lass who can also crochet, knit, sew, stitch and even source and supply craft notions in her Craftumi store Plushka’s Makery.    This girl has style.  I love her choice in fabrics and colours.  She makes bias binding to die for and has a love of Japanese fabrics and doilies.

But most of all I do love the cross-stitch.  I had to purchase a little hedgehog keyring just now.  Couldn’t resist.  It’s really hard to look through her page and talk about her and resist the temptation.  I was so torn between the hedgehog and this blue rabbit.  I am still not 100% that I have made the right choice.  Gah!

Anyways I hope you love her work as much as I do.  Super inspiring and beautiful.  Delicious!  You can also find her on facebook here and here.


Feature – Miss Molly and Friends

I would like to introduce you to a childhood friend of mine.  Like myself she has found since becoming a mother she just can’t resist the urge to create…cute.  What could be more satisfying that learning a skill that allows you to be able to make the most adorable items for your child and then take it even further and make these items for others.  Although Leanne is relatively new to sewing she is very quickly learning and pumping out plenty of ..well..cute!

While a majority of items are geared towards little girls she is currently branching out into boyswear too.  You get the idea with some of the mini miners gear that is now available.  How cute is that!

So have a look at some of Leanne’s creations over at Miss Molly and Friends.  You won’t be disappointed.


Feature – I Think Sew! PDF Patterns & More.

As you may know I am not an adept sewer.  I am stumbling my way through a few basic techniques and learning as I go.  I recently had the fortune of being able to test a pattern for a bag that has now been released by I Think Sew! I’ve got to say I love this bag, even with my newbie mistakes.  I recommend to you  no 059 The Jasmine Bag.

As you may know I have two kids.  That tends to mean I have to carry around a heap of bulky stuff like nappies and spare clothes.  This bag is great to grab for an outing where you need to stuff in the basics and get out the door.  I did not include any pockets or anything fancy.  It is just a big, soft comfy shoulder bag ready to go.

Grab some cute fabric, and something contrasting for the inside, matching thread and  off you go.  I didn’t add a  magnetic  snap, and I used some old flannel bed sheet for interfacing.  And you know what, the bag is soft, sturdy and extremely comfortable to wear.  I love it and will put it up the top of my list of gift ideas for friend.

P.S  It is a great way to learn how to add pleats and darts!  Thank you I Think  Sew! Now I need to make small clutch for my cards and phone when I get to leave the house without the tribe!

Nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment when you fishing something using new skills and knowledge.