Christmas Wreath Mini Quilt & Tilda Cottage | A Free Pattern!

Christmas Wreath Mini Quilt & Tilda Cottage | A Free Pattern!

The clock is a tickin’, the year is nearly over, it’s nearly Christmas day!  KUH-RAY-ZEE!  Where has this year gone??  (Don’t ask me.  I’ve spent most of it hussling kids and walking around in a zombie-like, new-baby state.)  So much has happened, but in some ways, so little has happened!  On the one hand we have a new (and final! OH SO FINAL!) member in our family – sweet, and precious, and so very fat, baby Leo; and on the other hand I have certainly felt the constraint of having a fourth child.  I am normally a ‘get out there’ kinda girl, but the thought of hitting the shops or parks or groceries or anything with four kids in tow has not been very appealing.  There is no such thing as a short outing anymore – not when it takes you 10 minutes to get everyone IN the car and then another 10 minutes to get everyone OUT of the car, and then that again for the return trip!  So we have been significantly house bound by choice since May.  The older kids have certainly felt the impact, even though they may not be able to verbalise it.  But, we have all survived quite a topsy-turvy year and I feel like I’m just starting to come out of that newborn baby fog. (more…)

Little Easter Chickens | Free embroidery pattern

Little Easter Chickens | Free embroidery pattern

It has only taken me a very. long. time. to get this free Easter embroidery pattern finished and ready for you to use.  Everything seems to be taking a very long time at the moment.  Including this pregnancy.  Although, when I say out loud that I’m 32 weeks I realise that it’s actually flown by, and before I know it I’ll be holding my fourth-born in my arms… Yikes!

But before I jump too far ahead of myself, I’m very glad to be able to finally provide this cute little (and free!) Easter chicken embroidery.  And with more than a week to spare before Easter Sunday, I’d say I’ve outdone myself 😉 (more…)

The Impasse Cushion Cover | A Free Pattern

The Impasse Cushion Cover | A Free Pattern

This cushion cover design reminds me of a bird’s eye view of a city in peak hour.  So that’s why I called it ‘Impasse’, because no one is going anywhere!

It’s a simple pattern, designed to use up some of your beloved scraps.  My cushion cover is made up of low-volume ‘Paperie’ and Sevenberry scraps, combined with a mixture of blues from various Tilda collections(oh, and the chambray blue ruffles off a ‘cold-shoulder’ dress which I didn’t like, so I cut them off!).  I keep all my Tilda scraps separate because all the collections go so well together and one day I plan on making a scrappy Tilda quilt. (more…)