Day one was actually just half a day as Seb and Joe, my amazing builders, arrived at 1 ish. However they achieved millions in the four hours or so they were at work. First they set about demolishing a whole shed, scaring away many spiders in the process (including some fearsome and large False Widow […]
Here’s a super easy way to make your kiddo some new PJ trousers. 1 get some of their old ones and lay one leg on top of your folded fabric. If they are no too short or small cut some extra width or length. In any case add 1.5/2 cm seam allowance. Whatever you like […]
I ordered A Quilter’s Mixology a couple of months ago and it has been begging me to make something from it ever since. I buy a lot of craft books but most of them are flicked through a few times and then parked on the shelf. This one however spoke to me. I loved learning […]
I finished this quilt for an old work colleague. The first quilt I ever made was for her and she’s ordered two more since. I experimented with pinwheels for this one as I’d always fancied a pinwheel quilt. I stuck to a limited blue and red colour scheme as per the brief. Probably the quickest […]
Last Christmas my dad turned up with this little beauty. She was made in 1947 and still purrs away today. I use her all the time as she makes a gorgeous straight stitch and has a tiny free arm. And looks so handsome too 😉 She is operated with a fold out bar which you […]
Ok ok I’m a month late but all the same, let’s celebrate. Cheekyhandmades has been around for 4 years. In these four years it’s gone from a tiny spark of a dream to a grown up company. From trailing my makes around local craft fairs in the beginning to where I am now has been […]
These gorgeous quilts were delivered to their new owners, the twins Emmeline and Benedict, today. Mum was so happy with them she actually cried! Order your own unique quilts here in my etsy shop: shop
Mainly a picture post. I’m working hard trying to finish two quilts for a set of twins. Have just finished the first one and due to quilt and bind the second one tomorrow. All done on my trusty Husqvarna 875q which is back from the repair shop again. Hurrah!
I inherited these from my paternal grandmother. Now I don’t even remember her ever doing any embroidery of knitting, it was always crosswords… But they are obviously well used and sharpened many many times as you can see. Glad to be using them still!
So last week I was running a beginners sewing class… Two students, two tape measures, two cushions in progress… So far so normal… Then I looked at one of the students cushion pieces and realised they were huge compared to the other’s. I had thought it odd when the cushion lad measured in at 25″ […]