Sunday Stash 10

sunday stash 10

Gorgeous dutch gingham or ruiten, as the dutch call it. To be used for items in my shop

Sunday Stash hosted by Tamara at 1/4 of an Inch.

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Happy Stashing!


New Shop

I have BIG news.

I have just opened a little shoppette (it is too small to call a ‘shop’) on Etsy. After some lovely emails from some supportive people, especially from Vanessa, I thought “what’s stopping me?”. So I just got on with it. 

Drawstring bag

The shop is called Heart of Holland and you can use the blue etsy button on the side to go straight to it. I will mostly be using dutch fabrics with perhaps a little Cath Kidston occasionally or some other special fabric. At the moment there is only drawstring bags for sale, and I will be making mini tote bags for little girls, aprons and bunting as well when the rest of my supplies eventually get here. 

Please drop in over the next few weeks and see what else I have added. I would love to hear your feedback.

I hope you like what you see.

Thanks for your support

A little W.I.P

A wip

Above is a sneaky peak of something I have been working on. I was inspired by this: 

for Emily by nanaCompany.

It was made by the lovely Amy, she is a very talented lady and she has an etsy shop here.

I have done most of the applique work on mine and I am going to do some hand quilting, which is another new thing for me to try so you may not get to see the finished result for a little while. But that’s OK, isn’t it? 


Pile of napkins

Remember this Cath Kidston fabric? Well I said that was probably going to make napkins with it and that is exactly what I did.

I found a great tutorial on Film in the Fridge’s blog.

The size of the napkin is quite small, but they are perfect to use at breakfast or with morning tea or coffee. (Served with cake of course)

I think the ric rac really finishes them off well, but you could of course leave that off, and just have a plain reversible napkin.

Close up of napkin

Notice Board

I have had one of those cheap Ikea cork notice boards for ages and have been meaning to cover it in fabric. This weekend I did just that. The weather was good so I could go outside and spray the adhesive on to the board, then apply the fabric.

Cath Kidston Notice board

I chose some pretty blue Cath Kidston fabric I had in my stash and finished it off by glueing some cream and red ribbon around the edge with fabric glue.

Cath Kidston notice board in situ

It looks really pretty, now all I need to do is go looking for the pushpins so I can put it to good use.

Until next time……

Pretty little bunting


As you know my daughter loves pink (so do I), plus I love Cath Kidston as you saw yesterday. So what could be more perfect than pretty pink bunting incorporating some CK and Tilda fabric.


My daughter’s bed and the bunting in situ, it really looks delightful.


It was super easy to make, I just cute 2 triangles for each flag with pinking shears, sewed around the edges, then attached some binding. Job done.


Until next time………

A different skirt today

My sewing machine jammed when making the apron to go with this. So today was mainly spent with screwdriver in hand and an iddy biddy cleaning brush giving the innards of my machine a good clean. There was a few choice words spoken upon the 5th time of putting it back together and it still not working, along with endless cups of tea and a few biscuits, but I think we are there now and tomorrows another day…..

Any who

Before said naughty machine played up, I made this

Pop Garden skirt

Again Jona‘s pattern. This time with Pop Garden fabric and some pretty trim I purchased a while ago and at last found a project for it. 


Until next time…….