Saturday, March 31, 2012


We got a very exciting package in the mail this week – our order from Spoonflower.

For those of you who haven't yet heard of Spoonflower, it's a company that prints your own designs and images onto a range of different fabrics. It can all be done online, and ours arrived from when we submmitted our design (from America to Australia) in just over 3 weeks.

The prices are quite good for what you're getting, I actually worked out that it was actually cheaper than some cool fabric (you will see this in a few weeks ... ) I picked up here in Melbourne. You can also submit your designs for others to buy, and you get commission on any that are bought, which is definitely something I'm encouraging my graphic design husband to do!

OK, now that I'm done "selling" it to you, I will show off our fabric:

We set it up in a way that we can cut it up and use them as embellishments, and the circles for fabric covered buttons. So keep an eye out for future Etsy items that will feature these cute little guys.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Scented Sachets

The other day we attended a 70th Birthday Party and so I decided to try out something I'd seen a little while ago on Quilting in the Rain's Blog called "Ravioli Sachets".

The best thing about doing this was that I had everything I needed right there in my sewing room. The fabric was from my (very overflowing) scraps tub; the ribbon was leftover from another project; and the pot pourri and scented oils were from a project I was going to do a year or two ago, that just didn't happen!

Each sachet was a different scent: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Orange and Grapefruit. They made my sewing room smell very "pretty".