Category Archives: Inspiration

Inspiration – Pear Pin Cushion

  It’s Autumn and the apples and pears are practically being given away at the moment (definitely around where I live anyway).  How about making your own gorgeous pear pin cushion out of felt or fabric?  This autumnal creative was designed and made by Kaaren at The Painted Quilt.  We love it!  Thank you Kaaren […]

Summer Inspiration – Vintage Apron

The school play beckoned.   Charlie was “Mama Bear”. Mama Bear required an apron.  Obviously. Very necessary to be perfectly styled when you run the Porridge Pot! Instead of sending in one of our kitchen aprons, I decided that Mama Bear should have a proper pinny.  Perfect for all well dressed Mama Bears everywhere. I found […]

Customer Makes: Handbag Tidy

Handbag Tidy

One of our lovely ladies, Gill, has been busy making a couple of these handbag tidies.  They need five FQ’s and a small zip and Gill said that they’re quick and easy to make but oh-so-useful too. Having made her first one, her daughter wanted one too so Gill rustled up her second – this time in […]

Inspiration – 25 Things To Sew In Under Ten Minutes

  So it’s the New Year and we’re all busy making plans for amazing new projects and challenges.  Sometimes though, finding the time to give to these can be a little daunting. To help you get motivated (and end up with some lovely pieces!) we’ve found this great article courtesy of Crazy Little Projects.  25 […]