Thursday, March 12, 2020

Vintage Sewing Set & French General Panel

Well it has certainly been quiet some time since I have blogged.  But here I am !  Last week we held the final Let's Get Stitched Sewing Retreat !  After 10 years it was time to close the page on that chapter of our lives.  

This gorgeous little Vintage Sewing Set was one of my projects on the day.  I made it from vintage linens and ticking.

I really enjoyed putting it together.

I have had the vintage ticking in my stash for quiet sometime and decided to be really brave and cut it up !

I teamed it up with a vintage embroidered tablecloth and utilised as much as I could of it.  The PDF pattern and the actual sewing set itself are both available over in my ETSYstore.

Whilst the retreat was on we visited a number of quilting shops in Hobart.  I do not go into the city very often so I really enjoyed browsing through the shops as much as all of the other ladies and I did make a purchase or three!  But my favourite purchase was this stunning panel from French General.

It is printed on linen and I decided to stitch the first one in chain stitch.  I have the perfect fabric to go with the redwork and will turn it into a scatter cushion when it's finished.

Unfortunately some of the ladies left a flu bug here for me so I have been laid up since they left but it has given me the opportunity to start stitching and I am really enjoying it.

The other 3 panels included are just as nice.

Although I think this sampler may be my favourite ! 

They are going to be great to stitch over the winter.

Let's hope it doesn't take me quite as long to blog next time.

Until then.

Hugs - Fee xx

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Another Fragrant Gift Idea - A Year of Gifts

If you can't tell by now - I love fragrant gifts !  Just adore them !  So here is another quick and easy gift idea for you as a part of our A Year of Gifts - We are over half way through the year now and it's time to step up our gift making in readiness for the silly season.

These are a sweet little idea using empty tea bag style bags.  They are available in MY STORE.

You copuld fill them with lots of different things including bath crystals, potpourri or lavender as I have chosen to do.  (Mostly because I have an abundance from my garden)

I have a very easy to follow instructional video on my CHANNEL.  Make sure that you subscribe whilst you are there as I am uploading videos almost every day.

I hope you are having a lovely week.


Fee xxx

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Pomander Sachets

Every girl loves a handbag !  And these little handbags are super sweet and sure to make the recipient smile.

Each one is filled with Lemon Scented Rice and home grown dried lavender and makes for a beautiful combined fragrance.

You can decorate them any way you wish

I have a FREE tutorial on how to make them HERE on my YOU TUBE CHANNEL.  You will also need the FREE downloadable PDF Template.  DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

I hope you enjoy making them.


Fee xx

Sunday, July 28, 2019

An Ugly Duckling

When I am out thrifting I am always on the look out for something that just needs a little loving.  Something that needs to be turned from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan.

As soon as I saw this frame I knew what I wanted to do with it.  2 years ago I saw a similar collage in a beautiful scrapbooking shop in Queensland called Bella Paperie.  Ever since then I have been looking for the perfect frame to create my own.

I lovingly painted it, sanded it and waxed it

It really was a labour of love.

 Then I collected a lot of my vintage laces and trims

Along with some beaded and sequined pieces

And some vintage brooches.  I collaged them on top of some gorgeous Stamperia paper

And then it became this.  It is now hanging on the wall in my little studio.  I am totally in love with it.

I made a process video if you want to see the different stages.  You can watch it HERE.

Hugs - Fee xx

Monday, July 22, 2019

So Busy ....

I seem to have been so busy the past few weeks.  I have slowly been ticking things off my To Do List.  I have been treasure hunting a few times and found some amazing goodies

Like this gorgeous framed print from Gail McCormack

I've also been upcycling some cat food tins
And this old Pudding Tin

I've also been budgeting, baking and menu planning

You can watch all of my antics over on YOU TUBE.

Hugs - Fee 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The not so patient PATIENT ......

It’s one week today since I had surgery and my patience is wearing a little thin.  I’m over not being able to at least try and get things done.  I’m not always super productive but I do try every day to get more and more done.  I have a massive list of things I want to attempt around the house like finally putting a cover over the glass on the front door area for privacy.  I’ve only had the plastic to do it for about 3 years !!  Sitting around and watching videos almost all day of other people doing DIY or Craft or just livincg a beautiful domestic life with a touch of frugality into th mix is making me want to burst out of these bandages and just get on with it.  I am being reminded constantly that I need to be patient.  I AM patient in so many ways but not when it comes to me being made rest or be idle.

The animals of course are keeping me sane.  They are always close by.  

Marlow especially is always by my side.  Watching over me.

Luckily before the operation I made a few videos ready for you guys.  This one is for a lovely set of 4 gift cards and envelopes in a sweet little box with a perspex lid.

You can watch the tutorial HERE

Hopefully everything will be back to normal really soon and I can get back to doing a few things on this ever growing list I have been making.


Fee xx

Sunday, June 23, 2019

It's Giveaway Time

I have decided to share some of the goodies that Kaszazz have given to me and am having a give away.

Just watch the video about the give away and follow the instructions to enter.

It's available to anyone Worldwide.

 Closes and will be drawn 9pm AEST Sunday 30th June 2019

1 Entry - Comment on This Video
1 Entry - Comment on Blog Post 
1 Entry - Comment on Facebook Post
10 Entries - Share on You Tube and leave a comment here letting me know
10 Entries - Share on Facebook and leave a comment on that post to let me know
10 Entries - Share on Your Blog and leave a comment on my Blog letting me know that you have done so.

You can watch the VIDEO HERE 


Fee X