The outcome of beautiful fabrics combine to cover a bespoke lounge. Leafy cushions compliment highlights in the settee cushions.
I have just the thing for these butterflies. I sure love the fabric.
As I grew through childhood I was taught to embroider by hand. A fairly wide range of stitches were under my belt by the time I was a teen. I took the skills from home to school and created a petticoat with an embroidered bluebird in a circle placed around the hemline. It took much longer … More Learning more than sewing – embroidery
My recent bargain – Brother machine – sews like a dream
As a kid, Mum insisted I learn to sew all sorts of simple garments on my treadle machine. Skirts, tops or blouses and – much later, dresses. At high school in the sleepy wheat belt town I did Home Economics and learnt how to make a dress. I remember everything about that dress – the … More Growing into sewing
Whenever we went into the lounge room of our farm house the green curtained off area held a sense of mystery. In reality it was shelving for family games and a quarter zone for Mum’s sewing table and machine. The table was a converted treadle machine base. The drawers were stacked with cottons, scissors, pins, … More Hidden talent
As a kid my mum taught me to sew my own dolls clothes. Inauspicious as that might sound everything was mini – mini coats with fur collars, buttons, lapels – all hand stitched to perfection. No false seams, all seams finished off properly. Dresses and skirts fitted like gloves. Blouses were neatly tucked into skirts. … More Starting sewing – in the beginning