I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 63, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 25. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. I've recently started collecting Miniature Sewing Machines, three Essex , one Singer 20. one Singer 40 and a Vulcan Countess. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Thursday, 22 December 2011


Yes, more Christmas sewing....    but this time it's all for me!     I like to have something fun to wear on Xmas day so I whipped up a quick tee-shirt and bag.  I just recently purchased the bag pattern online (it's a pdf download) and this is my first attempt at making it.  I made do with what I had on hand but if I make it again, I will make sure I purchase the products used in the pattern - things like the proper interfacing and interlining etc etc.  Anyway, it has come out  okay and will be fun for Xmas day.  The tee-shirt is a purchased one from David Jones and I did the applique - very quickly!  It's just for one day after all!  I will get to wear it next year at my Craft group Christmas lunch.

I hope to be back just before Christmas, so see you then,

Happy Sewing!!

2 in 1 fold over clutch, pattern by LBG Studio Link here

Inside the bag, magnetic closure.

I thought one of my sister's beautiful fabric flowers would look nice on the new bag!


  1. Brilliant - you made me chuckle when you mentioned 'watermelon pants' to me earier!

  2. I think the new bag is fantastic...and you'll certainly look the part with the great tee.
    Enjoy your Christmas :)

  3. Did you know it is the 22 of December here in Virginia? Our children have to wait one extra day til Christmas...
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family. I have enjoyed reading all your blogs this past year. Pam

  4. That's a good idea to have something fun to wear on Christmas Day and I love the purse.

  5. Lovely bag and matching Tshirt. You're a real fashionista !!Hope the weather continues to be cool so we can have a comfortable Christmas Day. Enjoy the time with your family.