The Festival of Quilts – A First Timer Prepares

In a couple of weeks time I’m going to The Festival of Quilts at the Birmingham NEC. It’s my first time going and I know I’m going to be under prepared and probably blown away by its epic proportions. I’m told it’s the largest patchwork and quilt show in Europe …

Creativity is my way of life

You know when you get so absorbed in something it’s all you want to do. If you don’t get to do it each day then you feel it. Feel it in your soul a weird kind of feeling that means you didn’t make something today. That’s what I feel about …

Open Wide Pouch Swap

It’s time to share with you another little swap project I’ve been working on. An Open Wide Pouch. This is a swap organised by Lindsey over on Instagram. Stalking, designing, creating and filling a pouch full of goodies for someone else in the world. The pattern for the pouch is …

Handy Fold Up Pouches

Handy Fold Up Pouches Last month I got carried away making these adorable litte pouches from the book Stitched by Aneela Hoey.  It’s all part of yet another sewalong that I’ve got involved in called #sew6organizers.  This one has been organised by Stacey and Zena and the goal is to …

Marcelle Medallion A Start

Marcelle Medallion The rabbit hole of the Quilty Instagram world has led me down a path I didn’t mean to recently. I spotted a sewalong for this Marcelle Medallion Quilt hosted by Nicole. I was smitten instantly. It’s a beautiful pattern of points and techniques I’m interested in trying. So …

Fussy Cutting Sewalong – January to April

Fussy Cutting Sewalong It’s been 21 weeks since I started the Fussy Cutting Sewalong on Instagram with Naomi. Each week a new hexie flower on a set theme and style, all year. I’m thoroughly enjoying it and I thought it’s time to share my progress on here so far. January …

My First Baby Clothes

My First Baby Clothes sounds like it’s going to be some sort of weird nostalgic post showing you some clothes from 30 something years ago. Do not panic there is no thrills here. What is though is my first step into making baby clothes!! One of my goals this year …

Mini Hoop Swap

Without trying to bore you with my new-found love of Instagram I wanted to tell you about a mini swap that took place back in April. The Mini Hoop Swap For those of you unaware, the lovely sewing community on Instagram arrange fairly frequent swaps between each other all over …

The Long Game

I need to keep telling myself about the long game. Everything I am working towards is my long game goal. The reason I blog, the reason I create, the reason I make. The Long Game. What am I going on about I hear you ask? The time when my kids …

Finish Along Q2 2018

Finish Along Q2 2018 For those of you that love a list this is the perfect post to read!  For the past 3 months I have been beavering away making things and sharing them over on my Instagram page @twotinymakes.  This blog post is to celebrate those finishes and tell …

Rainbow Pencil Case

Rainbow Pencil Case Alison Glass fabric is so colourful, it deserves to make a rainbow.  I bought a fat eighth bundle of her Sun prints collection not so long ago so that I could have a play and make a rainbow.  I like pouches and cases so I decided to …

Holiday Special – London #abc123challenge

H is for Holiday!  We went to London for a long weekend last week.  It has to be our first proper break away since baby CABS was born and it was well overdue.  The short Winter months with a newborn have dragged and we can see the spring in plain …

The Patchwork Cat

One of my bucket list items this year was to make keepsake quilts for my kids out of their baby grows.  Getting totally sidetracked from this though I have ended up making a cuddly patchwork cat toy from the Robots tiny clothes. While I was making it I got very …

Six Inch Sewing Organisers

A while back I mentioned the 100 block challenge that is to sew 100 blocks, one a day for 100 days.  The start date has moved to July now so it’ll be a few more months before you see me in action with this.  Did you see the cover I …

Baby Toy Carrier

Baby Toy Carrier It’s been something that I’ve wanted to make the Robot for so long now.  As an avid baby wearer I always carried the Robot and now he can walk he often wants to copy what he sees around him. His Mummy carrying his baby sister!  It took …